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Shirley Lau

Partner

Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
8th Floor, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong
Languages English, Mandarin, Chinese

Shirley Lau's practice primarily focuses on commercial and corporate finance in Hong Kong. 

Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, a full range of regulatory compliance including matters concerning The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market) and the Code on Takeovers and Mergers, corporate restructuring, public offerings (both local and H-share), secondary fund raising exercise, direct investment in the People’s Republic of China and matters concerning the Companies Ordinance and Hong Kong securities related legislations.

Shirley has negotiated and structured mergers and acquisitions transactions for both public and private companies. She has represented and advised major corporations and private equity firms in connection with business combination transactions, contests for corporate control and private equity transactions. She also routinely advises on a full range of compliance matters concerning the Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

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Relevant experience

  • China Guangdong-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area Holdings Limited | as offeror in relation to the general offer for all the securities of Hydoo International Holding Limited which was listed on the Main Board of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited (HKEx).
  • The sole sponsor | on Perennial Energy Holdings Limited’s initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Perennial Energy Holdings Limited is a mining company based in Guizhou Province, the PRC.
  • New Universe Environmental Group Limited | on its transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
  • On Time Logistics Holdings Limited | on its initial public offering, which involved a global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$17 million).
  • Bamboos Health Care Holdings Limited | on its initial public offering, which involved a global offering and listing on GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$6.4 million).
  • Bolina Holdings Co., Ltd. | on its initial public offering, which involved a global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$57 million).
  • China City Railway Transportation Technology Holdings Company Limited | on its initial public offering, which involved a global offering and listing on GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$25 million)
  • Goldbond Capital (Asia) Limited | as a joint sponsor on the spin-off and initial public offering of Global Sweeteners Holdings Limited, which involved a global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$125 million).
  • Goldbond Capital (Asia) Limited | as a joint sponsor on the initial public offering of Fufeng Group Limited, which involved a global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$100 million).
  • VC Capital Limited | as a sponsor on the initial public offering of China Haisheng Juice Holdings Co., Ltd., which involved a global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (approximately US$40 million).
  • China Fortune Financial Group Limited | in relation to issue of convertible securities in the principal amount of HK$390 million.
  • Panda Green Energy Group Limited (formerly known as United Photovoltaics Group Limited) | in relation to the issue of shares and warrants for an aggregate consideration of HK$1,298.9 million.
  • Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited | in relation to the mandatory offer to acquire all its issued shares.
  • Asian Capital Holdings Limited | in relation to the mandatory general offer by Juihui Capital Company Limited to acquire all the issued shares of Asian Capital Holdings Limited (other than those already owned by Juihui Capital Company Limited and parties acting in concert with it).
  • U-Right International Holdings Limited (now known as Fullsun International Holdings Group Co., Limited) | on a very substantial acquisition for a consideration of HK$1,511,313,200 and reverse takeover involving a new listing application.
  • GCL New Energy Holdings Limited (formerly known as Same Time Holdings Limited) | on issuing 360 million shares to GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited for a total cash consideration of HK$1.44 billion, and application for whitewash waiver in relation to the issue.
  • Fornton Group Limited | on placing of new shares and convertible bonds and a major transaction in relation to transfer of 8% equity interest in a joint venture company.
  • China Merchants New Energy Group Limited (a company under the control of China Merchants Group) | on the disposal of its interests in a solar power plant construction and operation business to Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited (approximately US$271.8 million).
  • China Nuclear Industry 23 International Corporation Limited | on its acquisition of 26.5% equity interests in Shenzhen CNI 23 Nuclear Power Maintenance Co., Ltd. (approximately US$7.8 million).
  • Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited | on the disposal of its Zhonghua branded business to Huachen Automotive Group Holdings Company Limited (approximately US$72 million).
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