(August 8, 2013) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited (“China Rongsheng”), a leading Hong Kong-listed heavy industries group in the PRC with a focus on shipbuilding, offshore engineering, marine engine building and engineering machinery, in its issuance of HK$1.4 billion (US$180 million) 7% guaranteed convertible bonds due 2016.
China Rongsheng is a long-standing client of Paul Hastings. In 2011, Paul Hastings advised China Rongsheng on securing a US$220 million syndicated loan from a consortium of banks led by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and guaranteed by the Import-Export Bank of China. It marked the first time that China Rongsheng raised loan financing from overseas. In 2010, Paul Hastings’ capital markets team advised China Rongsheng on its US$1.8 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The transaction marked one of the largest Hong Kong IPOs in 2010 and the largest by a privately-owned PRC enterprise.
The Paul Hastings team was led by Raymond Li
, partner and Chair of Greater China, and partner Vivian Lam
, with support from associates Celia Chau
, Erika Wan
, Ling Ling
and May Lun
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