Reed Smith LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Prominent practice with a seasoned bench of corporate lawyers in its Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. Capable of advising on the full spectrum of corporate matters, including acquisitions, capital markets deals and reorganisations, as well as regulatory compliance issues. Acts for an impressive roster of Hong Kong-listed companies, advising on both domestic and cross-border transactions, and additionally acts on domestic matters for private and state-owned enterprises. Advised The Independents on the acquisition of an international public relations and brand strategy agency operating under the brand Karla Otto.

Notable practitioners

Delpha Ho has notable strengths in both private and public M&A transactions, often assisting Chinese and Hong Kong-listed companies as well as SOEs. One client attests: "Delpha is an outstanding performer and committed to clients. She is sharp, experienced and very hands-on. She is respected in her works and brilliant at eliciting trust from her clients and managing sophisticated cases."

Clients highlight that Denise Jong is "always able to bring up valuable and practical solutions to a client’s problems within the legal framework." She has a broad corporate practice which encompasses M&A, private equity and capital markets and a strong track record acting for Chinese corporates and SOEs on outbound investments.