Hong Kong – Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has advised China Bohai Bank on its US$1.77 billion global offering and listing of its H Shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CCB International Capital Limited, Haitong International Capital Limited, ABCI Capital Limited and CLSA Capital Markets Limited acted as the joint sponsors for the listing.
China Bohai Bank is the youngest nationwide joint-stock commercial bank in China. It is also the first nationwide joint-stock commercial bank to introduce a foreign strategic investor at the stage of establishment since 2000.
Paul Hastings, a market leader in advising on Chinese banks, has previously represented Chinese city commercial banks on a number of H-share listings in Hong Kong, including Jinshang Bank, Luzhou City Commercial Bank, Jiangxi Bank, Zhongyuan Bank, and Bank of Tianjin. Paul Hastings has also represented underwriters for H-share listing in Hong Kong of Bank of Gansu.
The Paul Hastings team was led by Raymond Li, global partner and chair of Greater China, corporate partners Neil Torpey, Vincent Wang and Chaobo Fan, with support from associate Kelvin Chu, legal managers Penny Chen, Jing Du and Nicole Xu, and paralegal Jennifer Yao.
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