Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Capital Markets Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Strong reputation for its broad capital markets practice, with notable prowess in cross-border equity offerings. Has been extending its practice across South-East Asia from its Singapore office, while maintaining its strong presence in Hong Kong. Established team in Japan well regarded for advice on US law and international IPOs. Also ably handles high-yield bond issuances, where it has been busy advising on complex offerings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Ably handles regional investment-grade offerings spanning South-East Asia, China and Japan. Represents an impressive roster of international banks, industrial corporations and sovereign wealth funds.

Strengths A client notes that the team "possesses extremely insightful knowledge in US capital markets as well as abundant experience in quickly solving practical problems," observing that the team "took the lead role among all firms on our project, assisting us in controlling the entire process and always delivering high-quality work products even under an extremely short schedule."

One client states simply: "Skadden understands our company's business very well and the service is excellent and timely."

Work highlights Represented CEMEX Holdings Philippines as issuer's counsel regarding its USD250 million international rights offering.

Represented Pinduoduo in its private placement of USD1.1 billion to certain long-term investors.

Advised iQiyi on its USD1.2 billion Rule 144A/Reg S offering of 2% convertible senior notes due 2025.

Represented E-House in its USD200 million Reg S high-yield offering of 7.75% senior notes due 2021, and additional offering of USD100 million of the same.

Notable practitioners

Asia-Pacific head of capital markets Adrian Deitz is a key contact in Sydney. Other key contacts include Julie Gao and Jonathan Stone in Hong Kong and Rajeev Duggal in Singapore.