Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Capital Markets (International Firms) Department

China
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What the team is known for Maintains its very strong reputation for complex and high-value ECM work. Experienced in handling IPOs and follow-on offerings, as well as ADS and GDS offerings. Frequently represents major mainland Chinese entities on outbound deals. Fields a balanced Hong Kong and US law practice, and also advises clients on Taiwan-related offerings. Often acts on deals in the technology, e-commerce and financial services sectors.

Strengths Feedback highlights the team's high-quality advice, with one client noting: "We're really working with them a lot. They generally do a very good job; they have made a conscious effort to develop knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge areas."

A client says: "I have been very pleased with them. The work quality is beyond reproach and they are very accessible at partner level."

Work highlights Advised Zhenro Properties on its HKD3.99 billion IPO and Regulation S offering.

Acted for GreenTree Hospitality in its approximately USD143 million IPO and ADS listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

China practice head Celia Lam is described by one commentator as "an active and good practitioner." She has an extensive track-record advising on IPOs and equity-linked transactions.

Chris Lin is well regarded for his handling of ECM matters, in particular US IPOs. A client enthuses: "He is very experienced and can pretty much foresee what kind of issues we might have to deal with in advance. With him on the deal we are never reacting, never doing things last minute, the solutions are there ahead of time."

Christopher Wong is highly rated for representing clients on Hong Kong IPOs. Many peers particularly recommend him, with one describing him as "especially excellent."