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Conyers Dill & Pearman was named winner (along with Reed Smith Richards Butler; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; and King & Wood Mallesons) of the Equity Market Deal of the Year by The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2012 for its role in the HKT trust spin-off on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The firm acted as Cayman and British Virgin Islands counsel for HKT Limited, the first business trust listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, one of the largest IPOs in Hong Kong in 2011.
The awards, held on 7 September in Conrad, Hong Kong, recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of Hong Kong’s leading law firms and in-house legal teams as well as the top deals and dealmakers of the past twelve months.
Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Hong Kong office has provided clients in Asia with access to key offshore jurisdictions for more than 25 years. As well as being the longest-established offshore firm in Asia, with a team of over 27 attorneys across its Hong Kong and Singapore offices. The firm’s highly experienced team is qualified to practice Bermuda, Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands law, and advises clients in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese. With extensive expertise and understanding of the Asian market, Conyers lawyers can advise on the most appropriate of the key jurisdictions for structuring transactions. The team also regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Conyers has built a solid reputation as the leading offshore law firm in Asia due to its development of strong, enduring relationships with clients across the region. From Hong Kong, Conyers’ lawyers work closely with leading international law firms to advise FTSE 100, Fortune 500 and Hang Seng Index Constituent companies as well as global financial institutions, investment managers and high net worth individuals. The Hong Kong office has a pan-Asian focus and the extent and depth of its involvement across the region has resulted in a client base across Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the PRC, Taiwan and Vietnam.
With over 65% of the Hong Kong IPO market share, Conyers is at the forefront of corporate finance and capital markets work in the region. The firm is the pre-eminent offshore law firm and market leader in IPO’s. Independent reporting agencies such as Bloomberg consistently rank Conyers as the most prevalent offshore law firm for corporate finance transactions in Asia.