Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Capital Markets (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Increasingly prominent group recognised for offering quality counsel on equity transactions. Particularly active advising on Hong Kong IPOs and the privatisation of Chinese entities. Experienced handling cross-border offerings, including Singapore to Hong Kong dual listings. Regularly acts for issuers in the infrastructure and education sectors.

Strengths Client commentary lauds the team as highly efficient, with one source commenting: "The good thing about this firm is their high-calibre team. They are highly analytical, which allows for the discovery of any issues. The firm's turnaround time is phenomenal. I will continue to do business with them in the years to come."

Another client says: "We choose to work with them because they are highly experienced in their field, with excellent judgement that we can trust on complex and sensitive corporate matters. The team rocked on IPO projects. We have found them to be very helpful and knowledgeable to us both as a legal and commercial adviser. They can deliver work to extremely tight deadlines and are particularly good at deal executions. We can always rely on them when things get tough."

Work highlights Acted for China Zinhua Education on its USD168 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Advised LHN on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a Regulation S international placement.

Notable practitioners

Edwin Luk is recognised for his robust Hong Kong ECM practice. A client says: "I respect his ability to distil complex concepts in a way non-lawyers understand. He is a pleasant blend of commendable soft skills and hard-core analytical aptitude. He is driven by challenges and is able to lead his team to very high levels of operational excellence."