Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised the placing agent, AMTD Global Markets Limited ("AMTD"), as the Hong Kong legal counsel in relation to the issuance of the aggregate principal amount of US$200 million of 7.5% guaranteed bonds due 2019 by ZH International Holdings Limited ("ZH") (Stock Code: 185), whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
AMTD is a Hong Kong-based comprehensive financial institution with services coverage across the People's Republic of China ("PRC") and the world. ZH is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company. Its main businesses include security investment, property investment and management, as well as hotel businesses. ZH operates businesses in Hong Kong, the United States of America, the PRC, Singapore, Japan and elsewhere.
The HWB team was led by partners, Christopher Yu and Antony Yung and assisted by senior associate, Stephen Leung and associates, Sonya Mahbubani and Ryan Liu. The team had the lead responsibility on legal documentation, advising on commercial issues and undertaking general transaction management.
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.
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