In more than two decades of continuous innovation in legal services, we have actively participated in China’s capital market reform and system construction
Enthusiastic about practice innovations, we have provided constructive solutions for regulators and clients and completed many pioneering transactions at all stages of China's economic development.
Our domestic and overseas equity financing practice continues to maintain its leading edge in the industry. Many of our projects rank among either the top 10 largest global IPOs, the top 10 overseas IPOs of Chinese companies, or the top 10 A-share and H-share fundraisings.
In recent years, KWM has participated in many innovative benchmark projects of equity financing. For instance, we are the only law firm that has played a role in all A + H share simultaneous IPO; the only law firm that has participated in the IPO of all A-share main board markets with over-allotment options; participated in the discussion and formulation of laws and regulations related to preferred shares, as well as the first listed company to issue preferred shares, the first listed company to issue preferred shares in China, and the first listed company to issue preferred shares in RMB, USD and Euro; participated in the discussion and formulation of GDR-related laws and regulations of "Shanghai-London Stock Connect" and the first GDR project to issue "Shanghai-London Stock Connect"; presented clients in the first red-chip enterprise registered with an overseas agreement control framework (VIE) to issue CDR projects; the first project of initial public offering and listing of shares in the D-share market of China Europe International Exchange Co., Ltd. which created a new listing model of A + D + H; and participated in the first second listing transaction completed under the new regulations of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The services we provide for issuers and underwriters on onshore and offshore initial public offerings (IPOs) and refinancing including:
- Pre-IPO reorganization, introduction of strategic investors, employee equity incentives and restructuring
- IPOs and refinancing on China’s A-share main board market, STAR Market and ChiNext Market
- IPOs and refinancing of red chips on exchanges in Hong Kong SAR, New York, Singapore, Frankfurt, Britain, and Taiwan, China