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Submitted by // B Ho, Partner; D Che, Partner
11 April 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Ample Capital Limited, the sole sponsor and Ample Orient Capital Limited, the sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner, as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on the HK$104 million listing of the shares of Milestone Builder Holdings Limited ("Milestone") on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The shares commenced trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 7 April 2017.

Milestone is a long-established main contractor and subcontractor in Hong Kong that is principally engaged in the provision of building construction services, alteration, addition, fitting-out works and building services and repair and restoration of historic buildings. This is the fifth IPO that HWB has completed in 2017.

The HWB team was led by partners, Brian Ho and Denise Che. The team had lead responsibility on legal documentation, providing advice on corporate and regulatory issues, communicating with the regulators and undertaking 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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Submitted by // C Tan, Partner
30 March 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), 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$200 million share offer and listing of SHIS Limited (Stock Code: 1647) ("SHIS") on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Dakin Capital Limited acted as the sole sponsor while China Prospect Securities Limited acted as the sole bookrunner and sole lead manager. The shares commenced trading on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 30 March 2017.

SHIS is one of the top ten key players in the integrated building service industry in Singapore. They focus on maintenance and installation of mechanical and electrical systems, including minor repairs and improvement works. They also undertake building construction work in Singapore.

The HWB team, led by partner Chia Ching Tan, had lead responsibility in the verification process, 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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Submitted by // B Ho, Partner; D Che, Partner
07 March 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Able Engineering Holdings ("Able"), as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on its HK$550 million share offering, which was a spin-off from Hong Kong listed company, Vantage International (Holdings) Limited ("Vantage"). Ample Capital acted as the sole sponsor while Ample Orient, Convoy Investment Services, First Shanghai Securities and Guoyuan Capital (Hong Kong) acted as joint bookrunners and lead managers. The shares commenced trading on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 20 February 2017.

Able is a well established construction company in Hong Kong that is principally engaged as a contractor in building construction and RMAA works in Hong Kong. This transaction was the second spin-off that HWB has completed for Vantage and one of the many IPOs that HWB has completed for companies in the construction industry.

The HWB team was led by partners, Brian Ho and Denise Che. The team had lead responsibility for legal documentation, corporate and regulatory issues, communication with the regulators 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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Submitted by // H Rogers, COO
23 January 2017


It is now 5 years since Chris Howse, Chris Williams and Kevin Bowers set up HWB.

The partners would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and friends of the firm for their support over the last 5 years.

HWB is now one of Hong Kong's largest independent law firms. It continues to be an efficient, well-managed firm of international calibre lawyers delivering quality legal services at a reasonable cost to our clients.

You may be interested to know that the firm currently has:

  • 23 Partners
  • 100+ Fee-earners in total
  • approximately 50% contentious and 50% non-contentious practice areas
  • a diverse range of practice areas including: corporate/commercial and corporate finance; corporate restructuring and insolvency; 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; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance
  • minimal conflicts of interest as the firm is Hong Kong based and independent


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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