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Exceptional equity practice across Asia-Pacific, with a long history of acting for underwriters and issuers on some of the largest and most significant transactions in the market. Well regarded for advising on high-profile IPOs, block trades and REIT listings. Often advises major PRC companies on outbound deals and US law. Also highly skilled at assisting clients with investment-grade debt and hybrid transactions in East Asia. The practice is primarily driven from the hubs of Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.
A client lauds the team as being "one of the few in the region that is strong on both US and Hong Kong IPOs," and states: "We're equally happy to have it as counsel for either."
A client characterises the team's bench as comprising "strong and reliable counsel" who are "the best choice for Japanese corporations."
A commentator affirms the firm's credentials, highlighting the team as a "go-to" for "major IPO deals."
Advised Alibaba Group on its approximately USD13 billion global offering and listing of its ordinary shares on the Main Board of the SEHK.
Acted for Nomura Financial Investment, HSBC, Seoul Securities Branch and Korea Investment and Securities as underwriters on Lotte REIT's USD359 million IPO.
Acted for Forum Engineering on its USD115.3 million global IPO.
Alan Cannon is a key contact based in Tokyo, while Celia Lam in Hong Kong is head of the China practice. Jin-Hyuk Park is also a key contact.