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

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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By Kind & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King & Wood Mallesons

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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By King and Wood Mallesons

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

KWM Prevails in Representation of Wong Lo Kat in Anti-unfair Competition of Advertisement Slogan Lawsuits

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By King & Wood Mallesons’ Healthcare Group

Guangdong JDB Beverage Company Limited (“JDB”) filed a lawsuit against Wong Lo Kat in Chongqing’s First Intermediate People’s Court (the “Court”), alleging that Wong Lo Kat’s advertisement slogan of “a bottle of Wanglaoji takes the fear of Shànghuǒ (i.e. excessive internal heat a cause of disease in Chinese perspective) away”, constitutes unfair competition. Although this case involved an advertisement slogan, it was heard in the court according to the Anti-unfair Competition Law rather than the Copy… More…/更多

KWM Prevails in Representation of Wong Lo Kat in a Series of Wanglaoji’s Taste Lawsuits

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By King & Wood Mallesons’ Healthcare Group

Since March 2013, “consumers” from several cities such as Jinan, Shenyang, Chongqing, Sanya have sued Wong Lo Kat Guangzhou Health Industry Co. Ltd. (“Wong Lo Kat”) for disputes over the sales and purchase agreements and product liabilities on the ground of “the change of taste in Wanglaoji’s herbal beverage”. KWM lawyers represented Wong Lo Kat, and succeeded in protecting our client’s legal interests and winning the “China’s first consumers’ taste safe-guarding case” and all of its subsequent relevan… More…/更多