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:
- Kerry Group (including Kerry Logistics) on the HK$17.6bn partial offer made by S.F. Holding for a 51.8% stake in Kerry Logistics.
- The joint sponsors and the underwriters on the listing of Aquila Acquisition Corporation on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – the first ever SPAC listing in Hong Kong.
- Citi on the sale of its five consumer banking franchises in Southeast Asia, including the sale of its Philippines franchise to Union Bank of the Philippines and the sale of its consumer banking franchises in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam to United Overseas Bank.
- Hong Kong Airport Authority on its five-year term and revolving facilities which will support the costs of the upgrade of the Hong Kong International Airport and construction of a new third runway.
- mezzanine lenders on a cross-border enforcement and restructuring solution for the acquisition of The LYCRA Company.
- 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.
- Genting Hong Kong Limited on the successful restructuring of c.US$3.5bn of financial indebtedness and its c.US$1bn recapitalisation.
- The lenders on the amendment and extension of two syndicated margin loans made available by a consortium of banks, respectively to the management and controlling shareholders of Lenovo.
- The joint lead managers on the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) government’s successful offering of the Rule 144A/Reg S US$2.5bn triple-tranche green bonds offering in 2021. This transaction represents Asia’s first 30-year sovereign green bond issuance and the longest tenor issued by the HKSAR government.
- The Futures Industry Association (FIA) and its members comprising of international banks, international exchanges, Chinese banks and futures exchanges on their submission to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on China’s newly released draft futures law consultation.