Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised China International Capital Corporation as the sole sponsor of LEPU ScienTech Medical Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (02291.HK)'s listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
LEPU ScienTech specialises in the research, development, manufacture and commercialisation of interventional medical devices primarily targeting structural heart diseases, with a track record spanning over two decades. LEPU ScienTech listed on 8 November 2022.
"We congratulate LEPU ScienTech, one of the leading medical device manufacturers, on beginning its new chapter by listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange," said Hong Kong partner Matt Emsley. "We are delighted to have worked with the company and the sole sponsor on this IPO and wish them continued success."
Herbert Smith Freehills leads the legal market in advising sponsors and underwriters on Hong Kong IPOs. In the past ten months of 2022, Herbert Smith Freehills has advised on eight successful listings in Hong Kong, ranking second among 44 international and local law firms in Hong Kong, according to Ryanben Capital.
"We have maintained a robust record of advising Chinese companies seeking listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange despite volatile market conditions," said Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei joint operation partner Stanley Xie. "With proven expertise in advising on high-profile capital markets transactions, we look forward to continuing our support to clients on their fundraising activities."
"Earlier this year we have also successfully assisted Lepu Biopharma Co., Ltd. (02157.HK) with its mainboard listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange," said Hong Kong senior registered foreign lawyer Jin Kong. "We have been able to help many healthcare and biotech companies achieve growth via fundraising activities through capital markets in the past three years."
Partners Matt, Stanley and Jin jointly led the team advising the sole sponsor, assisted by senior associate Echo Shen, associates Kaiwen Sun and Eric Yeung, registered foreign lawyer (associate) Sean Gao, legal manager Hillary Chong, and trainee solicitor Yat Yi Lung. Counsel Agatha Shen, registered foreign lawyer (of counsel) Ariel Lin, senior associate Jaime Fong, associates Crystal Chan and Sean Ji, registered foreign lawyer (legal manager) Ray Xu, and legal assistants Han Ye, Tiffany Chan and June Yip also provided support.
Legal manager Marine Jin led Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei Joint Operation’s Alternative Legal Services business to provide high-efficiency solutions for verification and other document-intensive processes during the listing, assisted by senior legal analyst Shawna Peng.
合伙人艾迈修、谢守德和孔瑾率领律师团队为此次上市的独家保荐人提供法律服务。主要团队成员包括沈黄贇(Senior Associate)、孙凯文(Associate)、杨俊熙(Associate)、高炜华(Registered Foreign Lawyer)、种欢子(Legal Manager)和龙逸怡 (Trainee Solicitor)。沈雪琦(Counsel)、林苡萱(Registered Foreign Lawyer)、方靖颐(Senior Associate)、陈念彤(Associate)、季晓源(Associate)、徐睿翔(Registered Foreign Lawyer)、叶晗(Legal Assistant)、陈可宜(Legal Assistant)和叶泳津(Legal Assistant)也为该笔交易提供了支持。
金燊(Legal Manager)率领的科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室替代性法律服务(ALT)联合团队在上市项目期间为招股书验证及其他文件密集型工作提供高效率的解决方案。彭祺程 (Senior Legal Analyst)提供支持。