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.
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.
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