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Submitted by // C Yu, Partner
20 March 2020

 

Howse Williams ("HW"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised DA Wolf Investments I Limited ("DA Wolf") as the Hong Kong legal counsel in the acquisition of the controlling stake and mandatory unconditional cash offer (the "Offer") of DL Holdings Group Limited (formerly known as Season Pacific Holdings Limited) (Stock Code: 1709) ("DL Holdings"), which shares are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. HW also advised on the financing of the Offer. The financial adviser to DA Wolf was Kingston Corporate Finance Limited. The value of Offer was approximately HK$618 million and was successfully closed on 19 March 2020.

DL Holdings and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the sales of apparel products with the provision of supply chain management total solutions to customers and provision of financial services.

The HW team was led by partner, Christopher Yu who was supported by associates Salina Cheung and Vivian Chik. The team had lead responsibility on legal documentation, providing advice on corporate and regulatory issues, communicating with the financial advisers 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
13 March 2020

 

Howse Williams ("HW"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Grande Capital Limited (the "Sponsor") as the sole sponsor of Wei Yuan Holdings Limited (the "Company" or "Wei Yuan") on the HK$128 million listing of its shares on the Mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This is HW’s fourth IPO in 2020.

The Company is a Singapore-based contractor specialising in the provision of civil engineering utilities works for almost three decades. The Company has grown from a boutique contractor engaged in power cable installation and road reinstatement works into a civil engineering utilities works provider for government and major corporates.

This is HW's fourth IPO in 2020. HW is proud to have played a part in helping the Company and the Sponsor navigate through the present challenging conditions, against the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19. This again reaffirms our firm's capability to be innovative and solution-oriented despite difficult circumstances. The HW team would like to take this opportunity to thank the Company and the Sponsor for placing their trust and confidence in HW.

The HW team was led by partner Christopher Yu who was supported by associates Salina Cheung and Vivian Chik.

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
09 March 2020

 

Howse Williams ("HW"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Xingye Wulian Service Group Company Limited ("Xingye Wulian") as the Hong Kong legal counsel on the HK$168 million listing of its shares on the Mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Zhongtai International Securities Limited ("Zhongtai International") was the sole sponsor of the initial offering. Zhongtai International Securities Limited, BOCOM International Holdings Limited and Haitong International Securities Company Limited were the joint bookrunners of the public offer. The IPO was extremely popular among the retail investors in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong public offer was oversubscribed by over 1,400 times.

The Company is one of the largest property management service providers in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC") with a strategic focus on commercial properties in Henan. As at the date of the IPO, the gross floor area managed by Xingye Wulian amounted to 6.5 million sq.m., ranking the Company #67 in the Top 100 Property Management Companies in the PRC.

The IPO was launched and completed against the backdrop of the new coronavirus and extensive travel restrictions in Asia. HW is proud to have played a part in helping the Company navigate through the present challenging conditions. This again reaffirms our firm's ability to be innovative and solution-oriented despite difficult circumstances. The HW team would like to take this opportunity to thank the Company and Zhongtai International for placing their trust and confidence in HW.

The HW team was led by partner Chris Yu who was supported by partner Stephen Leung, senior associate Cherry Tang, associates Vivian Chik and Winnie Poon. They had lead responsibility for 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 // 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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