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Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI and Cayman Islands legal advice to Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited (“Wharf REIC”) in connection with its entire issued share capital listing, by way of introduction on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock code: 1997). The transaction was valued at US$19.5 billion.
Wharf REIC invests in retail, office, and hotel operations in Hong Kong. Its flagship properties are Harbour City, a mixed-use integrated complex with retail and office premises, serviced apartments, hotels, and a club, located in Tsim Sha Tsui with a contiguous mall space of approximately 1,286,000 square feet of lettable floor area (LFA); and Times Square, a mixed-use integrated complex, which is connected to the MTR station in Causeway Bay, with retail and office premises having approximately 531,000 square feet of LFA. The company also operates Star Ferry, which provides a ferry service between Central/Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui. Wharf REIC was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Partner Richard Hall of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter working alongside Deacons (Hong Kong) and Freshfields (Hong Kong).