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Colin Law

Colin Law

Shearman & Sterling

Central, Hong Kong, , CHN


Practice

Colin Law has over 20 years’ experience in advising securities transactions including international public offerings, takeovers of public companies, regulatory matters, and debt capital markets transactions. His established expertise in the Hong Kong listing practice is well recognised by both the bulge bracket investment banks and multinational as well as Chinese companies. He represents leading Chinese State-owned enterprises on the development of their global strategies and advises on some of their largest overseas acquisitions and joint ventures.  Colin has developed a deep understanding of the healthcare, gaming, real estate, natural resources, and telecom sectors.

Selected highlights of Colin’s recent issuer or underwriter representations in Hong Kong listings include:

  • global offerings of the first PRC death care services provider seeking a Hong Kong listing Fu Shou Yuan (2013) and healthcare companies China Pioneer Pharma (2013) and Sihuan Pharmaceutical (2010);
  • the dual primary listing of Nasdaq-listed Melco Crown (2011), the secondary listing of Singapore-listed Midas (2010) and the dual primary listing of Singapore-listed China Animal Healthcare (2010);
  • the H-share listing of Shenzhen-listed Zoomlion (2010) and China Machinery Engineering Corp. (2012);
  • the equity and debt offerings of PRC real estate developers Future Land (2012, 2013) and Wuzhou International (2013); the listing of Mingfa Group (2009) and Country Garden (2007);
  • global offerings of resource companies MIE Holdings (2010) and China Polymetallic Mining (2011);
  • global offerings of retail operators Want Want (2008), Little Sheep (2008) and Intime Department Store (2007);
  • global offerings of media company of Wisdom (2013) and book distributor Xinhua Winshare (2009);
  • nother securities transactions including the delisting of the H-share issuer Shanghai Forte Land Co. Ltd. (2011) and the follow-on offering of China Modern Dairy (2013)

Colin has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A in Hong Kong in major legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia and IFLR1000.  He is considered an “assured practitioner” with “good rapport with clients and is a pleasure to work with.” Clients also appreciate his “responsiveness and proactive attitude”.  (Sources: Chambers Asia 2013 and 2014)

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