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Kirkland & Ellis

Capital Markets (International Firms)

3 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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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.

Notable practitioners

David Zhang co-leads the team and is valued highly by clients for his seasoned advice, as one source states: "When I work with David, I feel assured by his decades of experience." He continues to lead many of the firm's most prominent ECM matters.

Wong Li-Chien is practice co-head and remains active advising both issuers and bookrunners. Market sources describe her as a "solid Hong Kong IPO lawyer," with one source asserting: "I do have a lot of respect for her." 

Lu Mengyu remains a rising ECM lawyer and a "responsible and capable partner who is hands-on with key issues, compared to partners in other firms who just oversee the process without deep involvement," according to a client. The same client adds: "She can always find a better balance between issuer and sponsor to make everything smooth and in compliance with the regulatory scheme." She has notable experience in for acting for life sciences and biotech clients.

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China

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)


David Zhang
Band 1
Li-Chien Wong
Band 3
Mengyu Lu
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