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Sidley Austin LLP

Capital Markets

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Superb Asia-wide high-yield practice which is especially commended for its work on complex issuances in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Also works on a range of investment-grade debt and hybrid products across the region, including MTN programmes. The ECM practice continues to be active in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has been building strength in India. Sought out for advice on IPOs, rights issues and secondary offerings. Regularly instructed by a stellar line-up of international investment banks and regional financial institutions. Experienced in handling capital markets transactions in the energy sector.

Strengths

One client professes to having "trust in the team and its results," asserting that "other firms can get the job done, but with no value added; some do standard jobs but do not put their feet in clients' shoes," unlike the China-based team at Sidley.

Multiple clients point to the China-based team's strength in the real estate sector, with one asserting: "The team's sector experience is unmatchable," and another remarking: "Sidley Austin is particularly strong in the real estate sector."

A client notes the firm is "among the best that we have dealt with in recent years and in my 30 years of work experience in corporate finance areas."

A client praises the team's strengths in both investment-grade and high-yield debt work, stating: "The team overall is very, very good in terms of technical skills, very up to date and good at communications as well; it is very flexible, day and night or over the weekend."

Work highlights

Assisted Kaisa Group with its offering of USD400 million 11.95% senior notes due 2022, including high-yield covenants and pursuant to Rule 144A and Reg S.

Represented Indonesia Asahan Aluminium Persero in its USD2.5 billion bond offering and concurrent tender offer for two series of its existing notes.

Advised CanSino Biologics as Hong Kong and US legal counsel on its HKD1.25 billion global offering and listing of H-shares on the SEHK.

Acted on behalf of MUFG Bank on its loan to Adani International Container Terminal Private Limited valued at USD100 million.

Advised Fosun International on its EUR400 million offering of 4.35% senior notes due 2023 through its subsidiary Fortune Star.

Notable practitioners

Singapore managing partner Matthew Sheridan and Constance Choy, based in Hong Kong, are both key contacts for the practice. Singapore-based Manoj Bhargava is also a key contact for the team.

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Capital Markets Department

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