Robertsons’ Corporate Finance & Capital Markets team is an active provider of Hong Kong legal and regulatory advice and services for offerings on the local capital markets.
Our practice is based around the significant number of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in which we have been involved on both on the Main Board and GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in recent years, representing issuers, underwriters and sponsors. Recent IPOs in 2019 on which our team has acted include Snack Empire Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1843), LFG Investment Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 3938), TBK & Sons Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1960), AM Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1849), Pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1865), K2 F&B Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 2108), KNT Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1025) and Guan Chao Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1872).
We work with issuers and investors from an early stage in the potential listing process, advising on matters such as suitability for listing, structuring, reorganization and pre IPO financing. We also act on dual listings as well as advising on the Hong Kong aspects relevant to overseas listings. We also act on the reverse take overs of Hong Kong listed vehicles.
In addition, our team has significant experience in all forms of public offerings, including rights issues, open offers, placements and offers for warrants and debt securities as well as acting on a wide range of listed group mergers and acquistions.
In conjunction with our Regulatory Department, we advise on ongoing compliance matters on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules including connected transactions, the various levels of notification and approvals required for discloseable transactions and also on the more general disclosure requirements under the Listing Rules. We also advise on the application of the Takeover Code in relation to substantial shareholders.
Our team is retained by the Boards of listed companies to advise on such areas as share dealings, the operation of audit and remuneration committees, internal controls and the conduct of board and shareholders meetings.