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Submitted by // C C Tan, Partner
12 December 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, acted as the legal adviser to the sole sponsor, the joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners, joint lead managers and the underwriters in relation to the approximately HK$114 million share offer and dual listing of Centurion Corporation Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 6090; SGX-ST Stock Code: OU8) ("Centurion") on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. VBG Capital Limited acted as the sole sponsor while UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong) Limited, Pacific Foundation Securities Limited and VBG Capital Limited acted as the joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners, joint lead managers and the underwriters. The shares commenced trading on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 12 December 2017.

Centurion, also listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, is one of Singapore’s largest workers and student accommodation owner-operators. They develop, own and/or manage a strong portfolio of 21 operational accommodation assets totalling approximately 61,600 beds in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom under the "Westlite" and "dwell" brands. Centurion ranked first among the purpose built workers accommodation service providers in Singapore and Malaysia in 2016 in terms of revenue receipts with a market share of approximately 11.0% and 50.0%, respectively. Upon listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Centurion will have a market capitalisation of approximately HK$2.7 billion.

The HWB team, led by partner Chia Ching Tan, had lead responsibility in the drafting of prospectus, verification, corporate and regulatory issues and general transaction management.


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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 C Tan, Partner
08 December 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, acted as the legal adviser to Icicle Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8429) ("Icicle Group") in relation to its approximately HK$66 million share offer and listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange. Success New Spring Capital Limited acted as the sole sponsor. The shares commenced trading on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 8 December 2017.

Icicle Group is a marketing production company headquartered in Hong Kong with a focus on printing, packaging and sourcing, with over 18 years of experience. They design, create and produce marketing and branding materials in Hong Kong and the PRC to clients who are international and local brand owners, including global financial institutions, luxury brand retailers and local retail chain stores.

The HWB team, led by partner Chia Ching Tan, had lead responsibility in the drafting of the prospectus, reorganisation, 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; E Lee, Consultant
24 November 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Halcyon Capital, the sole sponsor and Halcyon Securities, VMS Securities, Great Roc Capital Securities and KGI Capital Asia, the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers, as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on the HK$155 million listing of the shares of Trio Industrial Electronics Group Limited ("Trio") on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The shares commenced trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 23 November 2017.

Trio is an EMS provider founded in 1983 specialising in the manufacturing and sales of customised industrial electronic components and products, with headquarters in Hong Kong and production facilities in Nansha District, Guangzhou. It provides its customers with a comprehensive scope of services, from procurement of raw materials and manufacturing to product delivery. Its original equipment manufacturer products include: (i) electro-mechanical products; (ii) switch-mode power supplies; and (iii) smart chargers used in industrial electronic equipment.

The HWB team was led by partner, Brian Ho and consultant, Eddie Lee. 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 // B Ho, Partner; D Che, Partner
23 October 2017


Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Sunfund Capital Limited, the sole sponsor, and Emperor Securities Limited, the sole bookrunner, as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on the listing of the shares of Satu Holdings Limited ("Satu") on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The shares commenced trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 16 October 2017.

Satu is a provider of homeware products that is principally engaged in the design, development and production management of a wide variety of homeware products. The company has operations in China and Hong Kong and has a diverse global customer portfolio comprising international brand owners, supermarket chains and department stores.

The HWB team was led by partners, Brian Ho and Denise Che. The team had lead responsibility on 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 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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