Linklaters’ clients in Hong Kong rely on our expertise in areas ranging from banking & finance, capital markets, competition/antitrust, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, employment & incentives, financial markets regulation, projects, private equity, and restructuring & insolvency.

Recent significant transactions include advising:
  • Jardine Strategic Holdings on the formation of a joint venture to set up a virtual bank in Hong Kong - one of the first three virtual banking licenses successfully granted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • the underwriters on the IPO of Shandong Gold on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange - the largest mining company IPO in Hong Kong in the last six years
  • the common lenders on the project financing of Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm project, Formosa 1, having previously advised on its 35% stake acquisition of the same project
  • Hammer Capital Consulting Limited on the HK$40.2bn debt financing for the purchasers of The Center - the world’s largest acquisition financing for a single-block commercial building
  • China Southern Power Grid’s US$1.3bn acquisition of Brookfield Infrastructure's 27.8% stake in Transelec - the largest pure-play power transmission company in Chile
  • China Light and Power on the development of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to power project in Hong Kong, which will include the development of a new FSRU project as well as the negotiation of gas supply arrangements between Hong Kong and mainland China
  • CTBC Bank and Cathay United Bank, as mandated lead arranger, original lender and agent, for the acquisition financing of garment label maker, Trimco, by a vehicle controlled by Affinity Equity Partners
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited on the establishment of the Bond Connect between mainland China and Hong Kong