Deals

King & Wood Mallesons advises Empyrean Technology on its listing on the SZSE ChiNext Board

On 29 July 2022, Empyrean Technology Co., Ltd. (“Empyrean Technology”, Stock Code: 301269) launched its A-share IPO on the ChiNext board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The company issued 108,588,354 shares at RMB 32.69 apiece, raising a total of approximately RMB 3.55 billion. Empyrean Technology became the first electronic design automation (EDA) company listed on the ChiNext board.

29 July 2022

Deals

King & Wood Mallesons advises on KEDA’s landing on the Swiss market through depository receipts under the Stock Connect Scheme

On 28 July 2022, Keda Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (KEDA, Stock Code: 600499) successfully issued global depositary receipts (GDRs) and was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. KEDA issued a total of 12 million GDRs at US$14.43 per GDR, raising a total of US$173 million. The GDRs corresponded to 60 million A-shares of the company. The offering made KEDA among the first batch of Chinese companies to enter the Swiss capital market after the expansion of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect.

28 July 2022

Awards

King & Wood Mallesons named in the IAM Patent 1000 for the 10th consecutive year

In the 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was recognised as a gold band firm in the categories of “Litigation” and “Prosecution” and a Highly Recommended (the highest ranking) firm in the category of “Transactions”. Nine KWM partners were recommended in the rankings. This is the tenth consecutive year that KWM has ranked among the leading firms in the IAM Patent 1000. KWM is also the only law firm in the market who has received the highest rankings in all these three categories.

26 July 2022