Hong Kong - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented China Vanke Co., Ltd., (“China Vanke”) in its approximately US$1 billion placing of new H shares. CLSA Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, UBS AG Hong Kong Branch and CMB International Capital Limited acted as the placing agents.
China Vanke is a joint stock company established in the PRC with limited liability, the H Shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the A Shares of which are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The placed shares account for approximately 20.00% and 2.38%, respectively, of the total existing issued H shares and the total existing issued share capital of China Vanke.
Paul Hastings has a long-standing relationship with China Vanke, including representation of China Vanke on its B-share to H-share listing in 2014. In addition to various capital markets transactions, Paul Hastings has also advised a China Vanke consortium on the acquisition of a US$1.33 billion real estate portfolio from CapitaLand in 2018.
The Paul Hastings team was led by corporate partner Zhaoyu Ren, with support from associates Erika Zhao and Joyce Fung.
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