(September 23, 2011) Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has been awarded Debt and Equity Linked Deal of the Year and International Real Estate and Construction Team of the Year at the annual China Law & Practice Awards which celebrate Chinas most innovative legal deals and the firms that completed them.
The issuance of Sino-Ocean Lands ground-breaking US$900 million convertible securities was awarded this years Debt and Equity Linked Deal of the Year and was recognized as being the first corporate-hybrid offering issued by a Hong Kong-listed company, the largest international equity-linked issuance for a mainland Chinese property developer and the first of its kind in Asia ex-Japan. The Paul Hastings team on this deal consisted of lawyers from across the firms offices in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. and included partners Raymond Li
, Vivian Lam
, Neil Torpey
, David Grimm
, Catherine Tsang
, Christian Parker
, Emma Osbaldeston
, Douglas Shaaf
, Alexander Lee
and Wendell Faria
The International Real Estate and Construction Team of the Year was awarded to Paul Hastings following the practices successful year advising on a range of complex and innovative transactions in China. The Greater China practice includes Beijing-based partner Joel Rothstein
, Shanghai-based partner David Blumenfeld
and Hong Kong-based partners Vivian Lam
and Derek Roth
, who combined have over 30 years of experience in the China real estate market advising on real estate private equity, lending, structured finance, debt and equity capital markets, M&A, fund-formation, hotel and resort development, and related matters across the retail, office, residential and hotel segments of the real estate market.
China Law & Practice is part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor's Legal Media Group and the awards ceremony, held in Beijing on 22 September, is one of the most prestigious events in the regions legal industry calendar. Paul Hastings LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.