Reed Smith LLP

Capital Markets Department

China
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What the team is known for Notable group advising on Hong Kong IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as spin-offs and dual listings. Increasingly active on sizeable delistings and rights issues. Primarily advises Hong Kong and PRC issuers. Represents clients being listed on the GEM board, where the firm assisted in drafting the listing rules. Frequently acts for clients in the logistics, real estate, telecoms and mining sectors.

Strengths Clients place considerable trust in the firm's capabilities, with one source noting: "The firm's work is of good quality, the lawyers are very reliable and the firm has very efficient teams who work together closely. They always know what the company needs and deliver on time. They can even think ahead and advise what might be the obstacles."

A client notes: "They provide a good service, with sufficient partner time and high-level participation. They have a good attitude, add value and solve problems."

Work highlights Acted for Hong Kong International Construction Investment Management on its USD1.2 billion rights issue.

Advised New Times Energy Corporation on its approximately USD100 million open offer to qualifying shareholders.

Notable practitioners

Denise Jong is a key contact for clients.