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Berton Wang

Associate, Corporate Department
Hong Kong
21-22/F Bank of China Tower
1 Garden Road
Central Hong Kong SAR, China

Fax: (852) 3192 9762

Overview

Berton Wang is an associate in the corporate department of Paul Hastings and based in the firm's Hong Kong office. His practice focuses on initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. He joined the Beijing office of Paul Hastings in 2015 and relocated to the firm's Hong Kong office in 2020.

Mr. Wang is admitted to the New York State Bar. He also passed the bar examination in China in 2012, but does not hold a current practicing certificate in the PRC. Mr. Wang speaks Mandarin, English and Spanish.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2020

  • Renmin University of China Law School, LL.M., 2015

  • Renmin University of China Law School, LL.B., 2013

Recent Representations

Capital Markets

  • Represented Morgan StanleyAsia Limited and China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited as joint sponsors in the US$394.5 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Cheerwin Group Limited, a leading one-stop multi-category household care, personal care, and pet care platform in China.

  • Represented Morgan StanleyAsia Limited and CLSA Capital Markets Limited as joint sponsors in the US$390 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Chinese healthcare company Jinxin Fertility Group Limited.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley Asia Limited and CLSA Capital Markets Limited, as the joint sponsors in CanSino Biologics ' US$160 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CanSino Biologics is the first vaccine company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Represented Deutsche Securities Asia Limited and Haitong International Capital Limited, as the joint sponsors in Weimob's HK$756 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and China Merchant Securities (HK) Co., Limited, as the joint sponsors in Ascletis Pharma 's US$400 million global offering and Hong Kong IPO. This transaction is the first biotechnology firm listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under Chapter 18A of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

  • Represented Bank of Tianjin Co., Ltd., a city commercial bank headquartered in Tianjin, in its US$948 million global offering and H-share IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited and China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited as the underwriters in the US$322 million global offering and IPO of Zhou Hei Ya International Holdings, a leading brand and retailer of casual braised food in China, on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley Asia Limited and Nomura International(Hong Kong) Limited as the underwriters in Honma Golf Limited's US$172 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This marks the first golf equipment company listed in Hong Kong.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley Asia Limited and CCB International Capital Limited as the Joint Sponsors in Harmonicare Medical Holdings ', the largest private obstetrics and gynecology specialty hospital group in China, US$205 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This marked the first Chinese hospital group to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and was awarded "Deal of the Year 2015 " by China Business Law Journal.

M&A, PE and Financing

  • Represented SMBC, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, and China Development Bank in financing the development, construction and operation of the 4G road Autopista al Mar 2 in Colombia.

  • Represented a leading PRC film, television drama and web series producer and distributor in its Series A financing from a PRC market-leading online entertainment service provider.

  • Represented China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited ("CFE"), in its acquisition of Pteris Global Limited from China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. at a consideration of approximately US$700 million, which was settled by CFE through the issuance of new shares and convertible bonds.  The transaction constitutes a very substantial acquisition and connected transaction under the Hong Kong Listing Rules for CFE, requiring a consent for special deal and whitewash waiver from the Securities and Futures Commission and the independent shareholders of CFE.

  • Represented China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited, in its placing of new shares to a fund under the management of China Merchants Group Limited, which raised gross proceeds of approximately HK$250 million.

  • Represented China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd., in its US$2.4 billion capital increase from a consortium of strategic investors, including China Life Insurance, Warburg Pincus, CITIC Securities International, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, China International Capital Corporation, COFCO, Fosun International, and Goldman Sachs.

  • Represented SoftBank, in its US$600 million investment in KuaiDi Dache.

Compliance Matters

  • Advised listed companies, including Bank of Tianjin Co., Ltd. and China ZhongDi Dairy Holdings Company Limited in relation to their compliance matters under the Hong Kong Listing Rules and other relevant law and regulations.

Practice Areas

Corporate
Private Equity
Finance
Asia

Languages

englisch

Admissions

New York Bar

Education

Harvard Law School, LL.M. 2020
Renmin University of China Law School, LL.M. 2015
Renmin University of China Law School, LL.B. 2013

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