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Richard Hall

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HONG KONG  +852 2842 9530

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Richard Hall

      

Richard Hall is a Partner in the Hong Kong office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Richard joined Conyers in 2006.

Richard's practice includes all aspects of corporate law with specialist expertise in corporate finance, including private equity investments and pre-IPO financings, initial public offers and listings of shares of BVI, Cayman and Bermuda companies on stock exchanges globally, including Hong Kong, Korea, London and the United States of America, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and privatisations (including by way of statutory merger and scheme of arrangement), restructuring exercises and private equity investment.

Richard acts for corporates, underwriters, sponsors, shareholders or investors in respect of the Bermuda, BVI and Cayman aspects of their transactions globally. Whilst Richard’s IPO practice covers clients across all industry areas and geographic locations, the majority of such public offers, listing and admissions are in respect of companies headquartered in Hong Kong and with business and operations in Hong Kong and/or the People’s Republic of China and/or other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

Richard acted as Cayman and BVI counsel on the listing of the share stapled units of HKT Limited, the first Business Trust to be successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and subsequently has acted for every other Business Trust that has been successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Experience Highlights

  • Providing Cayman and BVI legal advice in respect of the global offering of share stapled units jointly issued by HK Electric Investments, a HK trust, and HK Electric Investments Limited, a Cayman incorporated entity, and their listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. The offering is for units in only the third ever Business Trust listed in Hong Kong, and was the third largest ever IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Providing Cayman and BVI legal advice to China Metal Resources Utilization Limited in respect of the global offering of shares issued by the company, a Cayman incorporated entity, and its listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. The Company is the successor to Gushan Environmental Energy Limited (Gushan), a Cayman incorporated company for which Richard has acted since its incorporation in 2006. Conyers acted on the listing of Gushan on the NYSE in 2008, its privatization by way of merger under the Cayman merger regime in 2012 and, following the distribution of the assets held by Gushan to the Company, the Company’s successful listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2014. We understand that this is the first successful re-listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of assets of a company formerly listed on the NYSE and privatised by way of merger under the Cayman merger regime.
  • Providing BVI and Cayman legal advice in relation to the establishment of a joint venture (Joint Venture) between China Resources Enterprise, Limited (CRE) and Tesco Plc (Tesco) and their respective group companies to create a multi-format retailer in China. The Joint Venture involves, inter alia (1) Tesco disposing of, and Gain Land Limited, a BVI company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CRE (Gain Land), acquiring the entire issued share capital of Ting Cao (C.I.) Holdings Corporation, a Cayman company and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Tesco (Injection); (2) Gain Land issuing new shares to Cheshunt Holdings Guernsey Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesco (Subscriber) so that Ondereel Ltd, a BVI company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CRE, and the Subscriber were interested in the Joint Venture as to 80% and 20% respectively; (3) certain option grants; and (4) the entering of an intellectual property and know-how agreement.
  • Providing Cayman legal advice to HKT Group Holdings Limited as the guarantor in respect of the bilateral facilities by each of the 11 participating banks to Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited as the borrower in May 2014. The aggregate amount of the bilateral facilities was HK$11,701,000,000.

Professional Background

  • Richards Butler, Hong Kong (as associate and partner)
  • Articles, Richards Butler, London

Education

  • College of Law Chester, 1995
  • University College London, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), Solicitor, 2012
  • Bermuda, Registered Associate, 2005
  • Hong Kong, 1998 (not currently practising)
  • England & Wales, 1997 (not currently practising)

14 Feb 2018
Conyers advises DCB Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

19 Jan 2018
Conyers advises IAG Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$65 million IPO

18 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 7% senior notes due 2021

15 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Digital Hollywood Interactive Limited in connection with its HK$315 million IPO

12 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Centurion Corporation Limited in connection with its HK$114.5 million IPO

11 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Solis Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$178.5 million IPO

23 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited in connection with its spin-off and Main Board listing

16 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Indigo Star Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

31 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation Limited in connection with its HK$3 billion privatisation

27 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Takbo Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$69 million IPO

13 Oct 2017
Conyers advises RMH Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$72 million IPO

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Cool Link (Holdings) Limited in connection with HK$82.5 million IPO

22 Aug 2017
Conyers advises China Unicom (BVI) Limited in connection with US$11.25 billion Share Subscription

11 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Golden Faith Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$116.1 million IPO

17 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Omnibridge Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$67.5 million IPO

13 Jul 2017
Conyers advises TOMO Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$82.1 million IPO

13 Jul 2017
Conyers advises FIT Hon Teng Limited in connection with its HK$2.673 billion IPO

31 May 2017
Conyers advises PCCW Limited in connection with sale of Transvision Investments Limited to Hutchison 3G UK Limited

29 May 2017
Conyers advises Nan Fung International Holdings Limited in connection with Nan Fung Treasury (II) Limited’s US$500 million 5.5% guaranteed senior perpetual securities

12 Apr 2017
Conyers advises F8 Enterprises (Holdings) Group Limited in connection with its HK$64 million IPO

15 Feb 2017
Conyers advises PCCW Limited in connection with its HK$8.5 billion share stapled unit offering

26 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Wisdom Education International Holdings Company Limited in connection with its HK$850 million IPO

18 Jan 2017
Conyers advises First Pacific Company Limited in connection with its tender offer for outstanding bonds

06 Jan 2017
Conyers advises PF Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$75 million IPO

06 Jan 2017
Conyers advises First Pacific Company Limited in connection with its subsequent US$100 million credit facility

20 Dec 2016
Conyers advises First Pacific Company Limited in connection with its US$200 million credit facility

02 Dec 2016
Conyers advises CMON Limited in connection with its HK$74.29 million IPO

29 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Food Wise Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$100 million IPO

03 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited on its issuance of US$100 million 8.25% Senior Notes due 2019

02 Nov 2016
Conyers advises GDS Holdings Limited in connection with its US$192.5 million IPO

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises JNBY Design Limited in connection with its HK$800 million IPO

30 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Peak Sport Products Co., Limited in connection with its HK$2.4 billion privatisation by Xu’s Sport Company Limited

19 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Cayman Golden Century Wheel Group Limited in connection with its US$280 million IPO

22 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of 22MW of Solar Parks in the U.S.

11 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Shanda Investment Holdings Limited in connection with its proposed merger to Ku6 Media Co.

20 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Dongpeng Holdings Company Limited in connection with its US$190 million privatisation by Profit Strong Investments Limited and Max Glory Ltd.

17 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Bracell Limited in connection with its proposed privatisation

01 Apr 2016
Conyers advises Human Health Holdings Limited in connection with HK$106 million IPO

21 Jan 2016
Conyers advises ChipMOS Technologies Inc. in connection with its merger with ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) Ltd.

01 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited, in connection with US$250 million IPO

27 Nov 2015
Conyers advises UMP Healthcare Holdings Limited in connection with HK$379 million IPO

04 Sep 2015
Conyers advises Bank of China in connection with Bohai Leasing’s acquisition of Avolon Holdings, Ltd.

10 Aug 2015
Conyers advised Orient Hongtai Capital Management (Beijing) Co. Ltd., in connection with US$700 million merger

07 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Yahoo! Inc. on US$25 billion Alibaba IPO

24 Jul 2014
Conyers advises Jinmao (China) Investments Holdings Limited on US$500 million IPO

24 Jul 2014
Conyers advises Global Brands Group Holding Limited on its Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

22 Jul 2014
Conyers advises Koradior Holdings Limited on US$72 million IPO

18 Jun 2014
Conyers advises China Resources Enterprise, Limited in respect of the establishment of a joint venture with Tesco Plc

06 Jun 2014
Conyers advises HKT Group Holdings Limited on HK$11,701,000,000 bilateral facility

28 May 2014
Conyers advises HKT Limited on the financing, security and acquisition of the entire issued share capital of CSL New World Mobility Limited

24 Mar 2014
Conyers advises China Metal Resources Utilization Limited on US$90 million IPO

19 Feb 2014
Conyers advises Honworld Group Limited on US$103 million IPO

19 Feb 2014
Conyers advises HK Electric Investments Limited on US$3 billion IPO

19 Feb 2014
Conyers advises Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd. on issue of US$1 billion Senior Notes

12 Sep 2013
Conyers advises Langham Hospitality Investments Limited on its US$550 million IPO

30 May 2013
Conyers advises State Grid Corporation of China on US$2 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes

11 Jan 2013
Conyers advises COSCO Finance (2011) Limited on US$1 billion bond issue

24 Sep 2012
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on the Hong Kong listing of HKT Trust US$1.2 bn IPO

21 Sep 2012
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited on its US$2.8 bn IPO

14 Feb 2012
Conyers advises Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited on US$500 million privatisation

19 Oct 2011
Conyers advises Chanceton Financial Group Limited HK$60m listing - October 2011

30 May 2011
Conyers advises on Phoenix New Media NYSE IPO – May 2011

13 Jan 2010
Conyers advises IFM Investments in $250 million share offering - January 2010

09 Sep 2009
Conyers advises on Asian Legal Business 2010 China Real Estate & Construction Deal of the Year - September 2009

10 Aug 2009
Conyers advises on $350 million GCL-Poly acquisition of Jiangsu Zhongneng - August 2009

22 May 2009
Conyers advises on 2009’s largest IPO - May 2009

  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of IFLR1000
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (offshore)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and 2016) of Chambers Asia-Pacific (offshore)