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Joanne Wong

Attorney, Corporate Department

Overview

Joanne Wong is an attorney in the corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Ms. Wong has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, a focus on mergers and acquisitions in Hong Kong and in the PRC, corporate and commercial transactions, and regulatory compliance of Hong Kong listed companies. She also has specialized expertise in handling and advising various Hong Kong-listed companies on all aspects of ongoing compliance matters, including corporate governance, capital structure, ESG, public reporting and disclosure, and compliance matters of Hong Kong Listing Rules. 

Her clients include multinational and regional corporations, financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, listed companies, private companies, high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs across a multitude of industries, including commercial banking, real estate, property management, electronic appliances, education, food and beverage, providers of enterprise software, services designed for MSEs, etc. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Wong worked in two leading international law firms for many years. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Education

  • University of Hong Kong, LL.M. 2013
  • University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL. 2009
  • University of Hong Kong, LL.B. 2008

Representations

  • Advised listed companies, including China International Marine Containers (Group) Co Ltd.; COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd.; CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd.; Yuzhou Group Holdings Company Limited; China Vanke Co. Ltd.; Fujian Holdings Limited; ZTE Corporation; JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited; China Everbright Limited; Redsun Properties Group Limited; and Redsun Services Group Limited, etc. in relation to their compliance matters under the Hong Kong Listing Rules, Takeovers Code, Securities and Futures Ordinance, Companies Ordinance and other relevant law and regulations in Hong Kong.
  • Represented different banks incorporated in the PRC, including Zhongyuan Bank Co., Ltd.; Bank of Tianjin Co., Ltd.; Weihai City Commercial Bank Co. Ltd.; and China Bohai Bank Co., Ltd. etc. in relation to their compliance matters under the Hong Kong Listing Rules and other relevant laws and regulations in Hong Kong.
  • China Vanke Co. Ltd. on its respective HK$3.92 billion and HK$7.89 billion placing of new H shares. CLSA, CICC, UBS, and CMB International were the placing agents.
  • China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. to its spin-off of its subsidiary, CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd., to Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd. on its compliance with Hong Kong’s listing rules for its RMB1.76 billion IPO on the ChiNext Board of Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 301039.SZ). Haitong Securities Co., Ltd., China International Capital Corporation, and Ping An Securities Co., Ltd. acted as the lead underwriters.
  • Zhongyuan Bank Co., Ltd. in relation to its issue and delisting of offshore preference shares of RMB9.69 billion.
  • Zhongyuan Bank Co., Ltd. in relation to its RMB28.47 billion merger by absorption of three city commercial banks, including Bank of Luoyang, Bank of Pingdingshan, and Bank of Jiaozuo China Travel Services, together with placing its new H shares worth RMB3.105 billion.
  • Zhongyuan Bank Co., Ltd. in relation to its convertible negotiated deposit of RMB8.0 billion.
  • China ZhongDi Diary Holdings Company Limited in relation to the placing of new shares under general mandate and subsequent privatization by mandatory conditional cash offer of HK$1.66 billion.
  • Bank of Tianjin Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 1578) in relation to its major disposal of RMB8.01 billion worth of assets of the Bank.
  • Bank of Tianjin Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 1578) in relation to its convertible negotiated deposit of RMB6.7 billion.
  • Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd., in relation to its H share issue and Hong Kong IPO.
  • E-Commodities Holdings Limited (formerly known as Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited), on its US$50 million rights issue and restructuring of its offshore Singapore-listed bond debt using parallel schemes of arrangement in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.
  • Concord New Energy Group Limited, in relation to its US$200,000,000 7.9% Senior Notes Due 2021 Issuance.
  • IMS Group Holdings Limited, in relation to its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Echo International Holdings Group Limited, in relation to its placing of new shares under general mandate.
  • Huarong International Financial Holdings Limited on its subscription in listed securities.
  • China Renewable Energy Investment Limited on its major acquisition.
  • China Investments Holdings Limited on its major and connected acquisition.
  • Samson Paper Holdings Limited on its major disposal.
  • Rykadan Capital Limited on its very substantial disposal.
  • Yestar International Holdings Company Limited, a PRC based photographic paper and imaging products producer, in relation to its listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Hopewell Holdings Limited, a leading property and infrastructure listed company, in relation to the spin-off of the property business of its subsidiary.
  • New World Development Company Limited, in relation to its HK$11 billion rights issue.  
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment GMBH, in relation to its selling of its HK70 million property.
  • Launch Tech Company Limited on its migration from the Growth Enterprise Market to the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Involvement

  • Hong Kong Solicitor
  • Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia
  • Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand (non-practicing)
  • Solicitor, England and Wales (non-practicing)
  • First batch of Hong Kong lawyers passing the 2021 Greater Bay Area Lawyers Exam
  • Appointed as a civil celebrant of marriages by the Immigration Department of Hong Kong

Practice Areas

Corporate


Languages

Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)

英語


Admissions

Hong Kong Solicitor


Education

University of Hong Kong, LL.M. 2013

University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL. 2009

University of Hong Kong, LL.B. 2008


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