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Kirkland & Ellis

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Highly active ECM practice, much admired for its consistency and visibility on high-profile deals. Strong track record acting for international and local businesses and investment banks on US and Hong Kong IPOs. Additionally handles a range of secondary offerings in Hong Kong and New York. Maintains strong relationships with regulators. Hong Kong and New York qualified team with Chinese language capabilities, well placed to advise on listings on a variety of stock exchanges. Often advises on significant deals in China's telecoms, infrastructure and technology sectors.

Strengths

A client appreciates the level of partner involvement, stating: "The team's differentiation is that its senior lawyers work directly on projects and are very accessible, trusted advisers for senior management."

Another client says it "has been a great pleasure working with the firm," which they describe as "trustworthy and outstanding."

Work highlights

Advised Warburg Pincus as the largest shareholder on the USD1.6 billion IPO and listing of its portfolio company ESR Cayman on the SEHK.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based David Zhang and Li-Chien Wong are key contacts for the group.

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Capital Markets Department

Kirkland & Ellis

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26th Floor, Gloucester Tower

The Landmark

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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