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Submitted by // B Ho, Partner; D Che, Partner
21 January 2020

 

Howse Williams ("HW"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised First Shanghai Capital, the sole sponsor, First Shanghai Securities, Guotai Junan Securities, Shanxi Securities International, Essence International and Astrum Capital, the joint bookrunners, as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on the listing of the shares of Wah Wo Holdings Group Limited ("Wah Wo") on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Wah Wo is an established contractor engaged in facade works with a focus on windows in Hong Kong. It provides design and build services for new buildings and renovation services for built premises. The shares of Wah Wo commenced trading on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 17 January 2020, under the stock code 9938.

The Howse Williams team was led by partners, Brian Ho and Denise Che. The team had lead responsibility on the drafting of the prospectus and other legal documentation, providing advice to the underwriters on corporate and regulatory issues, communicating with the regulators and undertaking general transaction management.


About Us

Howse Williams is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; banking; fraud; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm, we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@howsewilliams.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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Submitted by // H Lee, Partner and B Ho, Partner
17 January 2020

 

Howse Williams ("HW"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, acted as the legal adviser to the sole sponsor and the underwriters in relation to the approximately HK$400 million share offer and listing of Activation Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 9919) ("Activation" or the "Company") on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Dongxing Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited acted as the sole sponsor while CMB International Capital Limited acted as the sole financial adviser. Dongxing Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited, CMB International Capital Limited and Haitong International Securities Company Limited acted as the joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners and joint lead managers. The IPO was well received by the retail investors in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Public Offering was oversubscribed by over approximately 113.75 times.


Activation is a leading and fast growing integrated marketing solutions provider that focuses on the provision of (i) experiential marketing; (ii) digital and brand communication; and (iii) public relations services. Based in Shanghai and Beijing with operations covering the Greater China, the Company ranked first in the experiential marketing services for premium and luxury brands market in Greater China. It also taps into the market for sports and entertainment IP development with exclusive rights to organise authorised events with LaLiga Club brand and Le Tour de France brand for marketing, sponsorship, merchandising and other uses in the PRC, as well as a joint venture with Stufish Production for the production of entertainment shows.

HW is delighted to be part of the significant milestone for Activation. The HW team was led by partners, Heidi Lee and Brian Ho who were supported by associates Yen Yum and Ellin Yan. The team had lead responsibility on the drafting of prospectus and other legal documentation, providing advice on corporate and regulatory issues, communicating with the regulators and undertaking general transaction management.


About Us

Howse Williams is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; banking; fraud; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm, we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@howsewilliams.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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Submitted by // C Yu, Partner
18 October 2019

 

Howse Williams ("HW"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Centenary United Holdings Limited as the Hong Kong legal counsel on the HK$135.0 million listing of the shares of Centenary United Holdings Limited ("Centenary United" or "The Company") on the Mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Fortune Financial Capital Limited was the sole sponsor of the initial offering. The shares commenced trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 18 October 2019. The IPO was well received by the retail investors in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong public offer was oversubscribed by over 22 times.

Centenary United is the largest 4S dealership group in Zhongshan, Guangdong province of the People’s Republic of China. The Company carries mainstream brands including Dongfeng Nissan, FAW Toyota, Beijing Hyundai, and FAW Volkswagen. It is one of the first Greater Bay Area concept companies to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

HW is excited to have played a part in supporting the Greater Bay Area ("GBA") strategy. The firm also takes pride in assisting its client to successfully close this IPO which is an important milestone for Centenary United and the Greater Bay Area community.

The HW team was led by corporate partner Christopher Yu who was supported by associates Salina Cheung and Jennifer Lui. They had lead responsibility on drafting of listing documents, legal documentation, providing advice on corporate and regulatory issues and undertaking general transaction management.


About Us

Howse Williams is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; banking; fraud; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm, we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@howsewilliams.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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Submitted by // C C Tan, Partner
11 January 2019

 

Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, has advised A.Plus Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code on GEM: 8251; Stock Code on Main Board: 1841) ("A.Plus") on its transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Red Sun Capital Limited acted as the sponsor. The shares commenced trading on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 11 January 2019.

A.Plus is an established financial printing service provider in Hong Kong. It mainly provides typesetting, design, translation, printing and delivery services in relation to financial reports, announcements, shareholder circular, debt offering circulars, IPO prospectus and fund documents.

HWB is honoured and delighted to be part of another significant milestone for A.Plus. This transfer of listing is the second case to date which has been successfully approved under the streamlined process that requires the appointment of a sponsor. The firm was also previously involved in the listing of A.Plus on GEM in April 2016. The HWB team, led by partner Chia Ching Tan, had lead responsibility in legal documentation, corporate and regulatory issues and general transaction management.


About Us

Howse Williams Bowers is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; intellectual property; banking; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to be a general guide only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  Please contact pr@hwbhk.com if you have any questions about the article.

 
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