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King & Wood Mallesons advises BOCOM International to become the first HK-listed securities firm with a PRC bank background

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On 19 May 2017, BOCOM International Holdings Company Limited (BOCOM International, stock code: 3329), advised by King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), was successfully listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK). The basic issuance size was approximately 667 million shares, priced at HK$2.68 per share, raising approximately HK$1.68 billion. The transaction involved Bank of Communications, an A + H shares listed company, spinning off its subsidiary BOCOM International to be listed on SEHK, making BOCOM International the first lis… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons appoints new Global Managing Partner and Global COO

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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons confirmed today that Sue Kench has been appointed as Global Managing Partner, effective 1 June 2017.

Sue has held the role of Chief Executive Partner Australia since 2013 and over that time the Australian business has gone from strength to strength, gaining market share, growing profit and revenue and winning a range of coveted awards. She is a current member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee and International Management Committee.

Sue will lead the firm’s global strategy and operations with a focus on cementing KWM as the l… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons Continuously Tops ALB 2017 IP Rankings in the Third Year

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20 May 2017, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in both Patent and Trademark/Copyright in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) 2017 IP Rankings for the third consecutive year. Taking account of factors including volume, complexity and size of work undertaken, clients, team, and the firm’s year-on-year development and growth momentum, ALB concluded the final rankings in the two categories of patent and trademark/copyright. KWM’s IP team strengthens its leading position in both contentious and non-contentious by this ranking, wi… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons represents All-Stars Investment in Logistics QQ Truck Alliance’s US$ 270 million Round B financing, minting another unicorn

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2 May 2017, acting as counsel for All-Stars Investment, King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) facilitated the series B round of financing for Logistics QQ Truck Alliance (“Truck Alliance”), raising more than US$270 million of new capital. This is the largest round of funding thus far amongst online long-haul logistics platform start-ups in China. International Finance Corp (“IFC”) and All-Stars Investment Ltd co-led the financing, and several new heavyweight institutions and existing investors also jumped on the bandwagon t… More…/更多

King and Wood Mallesons once again become the only Tier 1 Chinese firm in MIP’s four ranking categories

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The Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), one of the most authoritative media in the world’s intellectual property (IP) sector, recently announced its 2017 patent and trademark firm rankings, in which, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was consecutively recognized as a Tier 1 firm in patent prosecution, patent contentious, trade mark prosecution and trade mark contentious in China based on the firm’s comprehensive leading strength in such areas. This result makes KWM again the only Chinese firm ranked as Tier 1 in the four categories since 2016.… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons advises Xinhu Zhongbao on China’s first and largest high yield bond issuance since January 2013

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised  Xinhu (BVI) Holding Company Limited as its US and PRC counsel on its US$700 million 6.00% guaranteed senior notes issuance due 2020, which is guaranteed by Xinhu Zhongbao Co., Ltd (Xinhu Zhongbao). The transaction marks the largest initial issuance of a high yield bond by a PRC company since January 2013, according to the Bloomberg database.… More…/更多

Xu Ping, partner at King & Wood Mallesons, nominated as the Top 10 M&A Lawyers in China for 2017

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On March 20th, 2017, Xu Ping, partner at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), was named one of the Top 10 M&A Lawyers in China for 2017 by Asian Legal Business (ALB) for her exceptional work in cross-border M&A transactions and the high praise and recognition she received from her clients. The list was compiled on the basis of various factors, including the significance of the M&A deals such candidate has advised on (as lead counsel) in the past 12 months, the representative and influential clients for whom such candidate represented, and the accolades an… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons advises ING Bank on ground-breaking PRC aircraft financing transaction

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) acted for ING Bank on its ground-breaking transaction with a PRC state-owned-enterprise lessor on the refinancing of the lessor’s acquisition and leasing of a wide body aircraft to an Indonesian airline.

This cross-border transaction required English law, PRC law and New York law expertise which KWM was able to provide as a one-stop-shop service to ING.

Lead lawyer on the transaction, Tejaswi Nimmagadda commented: “KWM has a unique perspective of the PRC aviation financing and leasing landscape. Coupled with our ability … More…/更多

KWM advises Kyrgyz Republic on successful award overturn

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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) represented the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to successfully overturn the US$16.5 million UNCITRAL award, with the Paris Court of Appeal recently ruling that Manas Bank had been established to facilitate money laundering.

The Government challenged the arbitral award in the French courts, which was made against the Kyrgyz Republic and in favour of Latvian businessman Valeri Belokon, former majority owner of Manas Bank, who claimed compensation for nationalization of the bank in 2010, as well as resisting enforcement of … More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons’ Partner Jack Wang wins Finance Lawyer of the Year by at Asia Legal Awards

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By King & Wood Mallesons

On 22 February 2017, Jack Wang, Head of Finance & Capital Markets at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) won the title of Finance Lawyer of the Year at the fourth annual Asia Legal Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Asian Lawyer in association with China Law & Practice, The American Lawyer and Legal Week. Advised the joint lead managers by KWM, Geely’s $400M green bond, the Chinese auto industry’s first ever offshore green bonds issuance, was also named the Securities Deal of the Year: Debt, at the ceremony. As one of Asia’s most renowned ceremony for the lega… More…/更多

金杜助力乌克兰政府赢得2.7亿美元仲裁纠纷案

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

金杜伦敦、迪拜、上海三地办公室通力合作,在一起由英国JKX Oil & Gas Plc公司提出的高达2.7亿美元的油气税收仲裁纠纷中代理乌克兰政府赢得大胜,仲裁庭最终裁决乌克兰政府仅向JKX Oil & Gas Plc支付1180万美元的“附属索赔”。

The KWM team drew lawyers from across its London, Dubai and Shanghai offices to score a major victory for Ukraine in a US $270 million investment arbitration case brought by JKX Oil &a… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons partner He Wei selected as one of the 2016 ALB China Top 15 IP Lawyers

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20 December 2016, King & Wood Mallesons partner Ms. He Wei was selected as one of the 2016 Asian Legal Business (ALB) China Top 15 IP Lawyers for her outstanding practice capability and extensive client recognition. The award recipients are selected on the basis of their career highlights, recent achievements, client wins, client recommendations, apart from market feedback. The rankings showcase 15 outstanding intellectual property lawyers in the country who demonstrate excellent skills in the practice of their craft.… More…/更多

金杜助力健耕医药成功收购英上市美企Lifeline Scientific

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

上海健耕医药科技股份有限公司(简称“健耕医药”)在金杜律师事务所跨境法律团队的协助下,成功收购设立于美国特拉华州的Lifeline Scientific, Inc. (简称“LSI”),交易规模约8,700万美元,约合人民币5.8亿元,成为首单中国企业收购并私有化在英国上市的美国企业项目。

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) cross-border team has advised Shanghai Genext Pharmaceutical Te… More…/更多

King and Wood Mallesons Advises on CSC Financial’s Hong Kong Listing

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On 9 December 2016, advised by King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), China Financial Co., Ltd. (CSC Financial, stock code: 6066) had its H shares listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CSC Financial issued a total of 1,130,293,500 H shares globally at HK$6.81 per share (including 53,823,500 shares from selling shareholders), and raised a total of approximately HK$7.697 billion, (after deducting the net proceeds from sales by the selling shareholders and the underwriting commissions and other estimated expenses in connection with the offering) … More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons Advised GDS on Its Listing on NASDAQ

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On 2 November 2016, advised by King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”), GDS Holdings Limited (“GDS”, stock code: GDS) was successfully listed on Nasdaq. GDS’ initial public offering of 19.25 million American depositary shares (“ADS”) at US$10.00 per share raised US$192.5 million. Following 21Vianet Group and ChinaCache, this IPO marks another large-sized Chinese independent third-party operator of data centers listed in the US. If over-allotment option for purchases of additional ADS is exercised in full, GDS will raise a total of US$ 221.375 m… More…/更多

金杜助力欧菲光收购索尼电子华南有限公司

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

2016年11月7日,金杜律师事务所作为深圳欧菲光科技股份有限公司(股票代码:002456)(简称“欧菲光”)的中国法律顾问,协助其与索尼(中国)有限公司(简称“索尼中国”)就欧菲光收购索尼电子华南有限公司(简称“索尼华南”)100%股权项目正式签署协议。欧菲光将斥资2.34亿美元收购索尼华南100%股权。此次收购还有待于相关政府… More…/更多

金杜代表承销商助力华润医药完成2016年港股最大非金融类IPO

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

2016年10月28日,华润医药集团有限公司(简称“华润医药”, 股票代码:3320) 在金杜律师事务所协助下正式在香港联交所主板上市。华润医药本次全球共发行15.43亿股,每股发行价为9.10港元,总募资金净额约为136.71亿港元,成为2016年港股市场最大非金融类IPO。如后续全额执行超额配售选择权,将成为有史以来最大中资医药IPO、全球排名第… More…/更多

MiFID II – changes to the client assets and client money rules

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By Adrian Brown and Tamasin Little, King & Wood Mallesons London, United Kingdom

The provisions of MiFID II relating to the holding of client assets (including client money) reflect broadly those of MiFID I. Accordingly, the core requirements relating to the holding of client assets (such as segregation, record keeping, and restrictions on the use of client assets) remain the same. However, the outright prohibition on title transfer collateral arrangements (TTCAs) for retail clients and other areas of change have the effect of making the MiFID II regime more stringent than the cu… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons advises on PSBC’s Hong Kong listing-the world’s largest IPO in 2016

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On 28 September 2016, Postal Savings Bank of China Co., Ltd. (PSBC) had its H shares successfully listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advising its underwriters. PSBC’s initial public offering comprised a total of 12.1 billion H shares issued globally, pricing at HK$4.76 per H share, which raised approximately US$7.4 billion (subject to the over-allotment option). As a leading retail bank with the largest distribution network and customer base in China, PSBC’s HK listing not only marks the world’s largest IPO thi… More…/更多

金杜助力世界银行在中国债券市场发展中竖立了新的里程碑/King & Wood Mallesons advises World Bank in landmark development for China’s bond market

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

在金杜律师事务所专业团队的协助下,世界银行在中国银行间债券市场发行了首单特别提款权(SDR)计价债券。

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advised the World Bank on its first Special Drawing Rights (SDR) – denominated bond in the Chinese Inter-Bank Bond Market.

该债券本金总额为5亿特别提款权,已于2016年8月31日成功定价,并于2016年9月2日完成发行,此举对于中国债券市场的发展以及特… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons advises Fenghui Leasing on its debut high yield bond offering

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised Fenghui Leasing Co. Ltd. as US and PRC counsels on its offering of US$150 million 7.875% guaranteed notes due 2019. It is the first high yield bond issued by a PRC financial leasing company and a landmark transaction for both the issuer, as its debut international bond offering, and for KWM, as the first ever international law firm to act as both US and PRC counsel in a bond issuance.

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King & Wood Mallesons ranked in the Asialaw Profiles 2016 rankings as a leading law firm in 18 practice areas with 33 leading lawyers

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On 18 November 2015, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) marked another significant achievement by being ranked in the Asialaw Profiles 2016 Asia-Pacific rankings as a leading law firm in 18 practice areas with 33 leadings lawyers. Of the 18 practice areas in which KWM was ranked as a leading law firm, 11 relate to KWM’s top-tier ranking as an Outstanding Law Firm while 7 relate to KWM’s ranking as a Highly Recommended or Recommended firm in the respective practice area. In addition, 33 KWM partners were recognized as Leading Lawyers in their respective practice a… More…/更多

King & Wood Mallesons opens in Singapore

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Asia’s global law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is now officially open for business in Singapore, with the firm’s new office opening today in the Ocean Financial Centre.

Three KWM partners will lead the establishment of the office with an initial focus on International Funds, Energy and Resources and China inbound and outbound work.

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King & Wood Mallesons Advises Lead Underwriters for Alibaba on Its U.S. Listing

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On September 19, 2014 U.S. Eastern Standard Time, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba”) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BABA”. A total of 320,106,100 American Depositary Shares (excluding green shoe) were offered and approximately US$21.8 billion proceeds were raised in the offering, making Alibaba’s IPO the biggest one in the history of the U.S. capital markets.

King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) acted as the PRC legal counsel for the six lead underwriters in Alibaba’s U.S. listing. From the kick-off to the filing of registration fo… More…/更多