What the team is known for
Skadden has a 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.
A client describes Skadden's team as "very commercial and easy to work with, experienced and good in terms of work quality."
One client comments: "When it comes to drafting, they are the top of the pile, really good. They think about stuff commercially and try to find solutions by working with their global team and find a way to get around it."
Another satisfied client reports: "They are a good team, very coordinated. The views of the lawyers are the same, so if I ask both separately they say the same thing, which makes us feel secure. That's why for me, if it's a complicated matter, I go to Skadden."
A further client says: "Skadden has both in-depth knowledge and rich, real case experience about the Hong Kong listing rules, so can always provide advice effectively, and practically as well."
Skadden's Singapore team worked alongside its other international offices to assist Sea with its USD3 billion American depositary share offering.
Skadden advised JD Health International on its USD3.47 billion IPO of ordinary shares and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Skadden acted for the lead underwriters on Japan Airlines' USD1.6 billion public offering of common stock.
Advised Sands China on its USD1.5 billion Rule 144A/Reg S high-yield offering of senior notes in two tranches.
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.