Capital Markets

"HW team's advantage is that they are able to fully listen and understand client needs, provide professional advice targeted at client needs and the actual situations. They are also very professional on service details, able to explore key issues in the company's challenges, so as to allocate the best lawyers to handle cases. The key skills of the team are extensive experiences in financial legal services, comprehensive and targeted interpretation of the law, with timely communication with the company in advance. They are very professional in time management based on the needs of clients." Client testimonial in Legal 500 2022


Our full service capital markets team provides services in the areas of equity capital markets (ECM) and debt capital markets (DCM). We advise companies with Hong Kong, PRC and Southeast Asia backgrounds as well as underwriters and other financial institutions on local and international capital markets transactions. Our capital markets team has the following industry experience: asset management, automotive, banking, construction, food & beverage, education, entertainment, healthcare & life sciences, industrial, information technology, logistics, manufacturing, retail, securities, telecommunications, media and technology (TMT), and others. We constantly engage with regulators, industry bodies and leading players in reviewing and  enhancing the regulatory regime.

Our capital markets practice is headed by a partner with over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and an investment banker. Our ECM team is ranked in leading directories such as the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and has been described as "active in advising small to mid-cap companies as well as sponsors, on Hong Kong Stock Exchange listings".


Key areas of our equity capital markets practice include:


  • Initial public offerings on the Main Board and GEM of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • Secondary fund offering such as share placements and rights offerings
  • Structuring and listing of real estate investment trust and business trust
  • Dual listing
  • Reverse takeovers
  • Listed companies’ on-going compliance


Key areas of our debt capital markets practice include: 


  • Convertible bond offerings
  • Fixed and floating rate notes
  • Medium term note programmes

Key Partners:

Brian Ho; Chia Ching Tan; Christopher Yu; Heidi Lee; Veronica Chow; Anthony Chan; Yvonne Zhang