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Herbert Smith Freehills and Kewei joint operation add corporate counsel to strengthen China capital markets capability 史密夫斐尔和科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室迎来公司事务资深顾问 加强中国资本市场业务

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  • Ariel Lin joins Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong*

  • Agatha Shen joins US and China qualified partner Stanley Xie, who leads the Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei Joint Operation's capital markets team

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and its Shanghai joint operation firm Kewei have welcomed two new corporate counsel, Ariel Lin and Agatha Shen, further expanding capability in China capital markets expertise.
 
"These appointments come as our China capital markets team expands to meet growing client demands, particularly for listings in Hong Kong," said Matt Emsley, Herbert Smith Freehills' China managing partner. "With extensive experience, Ariel and Agatha will join our busy high-performing teams, which work intensively on capital markets transactions and regulatory issues."
 
In the past two years, Herbert Smith Freehills and the joint operation have advised on 16 China IPOs in Hong Kong, ranking the eighth among 98 firms advising on international law aspects of offerings. The firm advised 10 of the 41 biotech IPOs listed under Chapter18A, ranking second in this sector with a market share of approximately 25%.
 
"With international expertise and local knowledge, Ariel, Agatha and our teams offer particular strength in advising Chinese companies on cross-border capital markets transactions," said Stanley Xie, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei Joint Operation.
 
"From Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, our talented local teams, qualified in the US, Hong Kong, PRC and other jurisdictions, have provided quality advice to clients on tight timelines, moving swiftly to assist their successful public offerings and other high-profile capital markets transactions. We are glad to welcome Ariel and Agatha on board to continue to strengthen our team," said Matt.
 
Ariel and Agatha will join a team of 15 corporate partners between Herbert Smith Freehills and the joint operation with Kewei based in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.
 
*Ariel's title is 'Foreign Registered Lawyer' to meet regulatory requirements in Hong Kong.
 
ARIEL LIN
Ariel advises a wide range of issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions and corporate compliance issues. She specialises in initial public offerings (IPO) and general regulatory compliance matters for companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Admitted in New York and New Jersey, Ariel holds a juris doctor degree and a master's degree in economics from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in international studies and business administration from Queens University in the United States. Fluent in English, she is a native Mandarin speaker and speaks FooChow and Cantonese.
 
AGATHA SHEN
Agatha specialises in capital markets and other corporate finance transactions. She advises issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings (IPOs), share placings, spin-offs and mergers and acquisitions, and also works on subsequent compliance for companies listed in Hong Kong. Agatha holds a bachelor's degree in law from Fudan University in China and a master's degree in law from Columbia University in the United States. She has a PRC bar qualification and has passed the New York bar exam. Fluent in English, she is a native Mandarin speaker and also speaks Shanghainese.
 
  • 林苡萱(Ariel Lin)加入史密夫斐尔香港办公室*

  • 沈雪琦(Agatha Shen)加入科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室资本市场团队,该团队由拥有中美两地执业资格的合伙人谢守德律师(Stanley Xie)领导

全球领先的律师事务所史密夫斐尔及科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室迎来资深顾问林苡萱(Ariel Lin)和沈雪琦(Agatha Shen),进一步扩大中国资本市场业务。
 
史密夫斐尔中国管理合伙人艾迈修(Matt Emsley)表示:“该任命正值我们中国资本市场团队扩张之际,此举将进一步满足日益增长的客户需求,尤其是中国企业在港上市的期待。史密夫斐尔及联营办公室的资本市场团队专注于资本市场交易和监管事务,团队项目密集,表现卓著,两位经验丰富的资深顾问将与团队并肩作战。”
 
过去两年,史密夫斐尔及科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室为16家在港上市的中国公司IPO提供法律咨询,在所有98家提供境外法服务的律所中名列第八位。特别是,在41家根据第18A章上市的生物技术公司中,本所为其中10家提供了法律咨询,以约25%的市场份额名列第二位。
 
科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室合伙人谢守德(Stanley Xie)表示:“两位新加入的资深顾问以及我们的团队成员兼具深厚的国际经验和本地知识,在为中国企业就跨境资本市场交易提供法律咨询方面具有天然的优势。”
 
艾迈修表示:“我们的团队遍及香港、上海和北京,团队成员才华横溢,执业资格覆盖美国、香港、中国内地以及其他司法管辖区。我们的团队能够在紧迫的时间内为客户提供高质量的建议,迅速推进工作,助力客户成功完成IPO以及其他备受瞩目的资本市场交易。我们热烈欢迎两位资深顾问的加入,进一步增强团队实力。”
 
林苡萱和沈雪琦将与史密夫斐尔香港、上海、北京办公室以及联营办公室公司事务部门包括15位合伙人的团队合作。
 
*根据香港的监管要求,林苡萱的正式头衔是“外国注册律师”。
 
林苡萱简介
林苡萱为众多发行人和保荐人就资本市场及其他公司融资项目提供法律服务。她擅长首次公开募股以及在港上市公司合规事务。林苡萱拥有纽约和新泽西执业资格,拥有美国雪城大学法律博士学位及经济学硕士学位,以及美国夏洛特皇后大学国际研究及商业管理学士学位。她英语流利,母语为普通话,并且会讲福州话和广东话。
 
沈雪琦简介
沈雪琦专注于资本市场及其他公司融资项目。她为发行人和保荐人就资本市场项目提供法律服务,包括首次公开募股、配售、分拆上市和兼并收购,并为在港上市公司就其上市后的合规提供咨询。沈雪琦拥有中国复旦大学法学学士学位和美国哥伦比亚大学法学硕士学位。她拥有中国执业资格并通过美国纽约州司法考试。她英语流利,母语为普通话,并且会讲上海话。
 
 
NOTES FOR EDITORS
 
Operating from 26 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape. With a nearly 40-year history in Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills has over 300 lawyers and legal professionals in the region, advising clients on complex corporate, disputes and finance matters from offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
 
The firm's China corporate practice comprises 14 partners and over 60 lawyers, a leading practice in the region. The team advises on M&A, joint ventures, takeovers, demergers and capital market transactions from offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
 
Herbert Smith Freehills is one of only eight international law firms permitted to integrate China law advice with international legal services through its joint operation with Kewei in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
 
*In Jakarta, Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel practise alongside its affiliate firm, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, one of Indonesia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms.

 

编辑垂注

史密夫斐尔律师事务所在亚太地区、欧洲、中东、非洲和北美设有26个办公室,深入全球新商业格局的核心。史密夫斐尔律师事务所专注亚洲市场将近40年,拥有300多位律师和法律专业人士,在曼谷、北京、香港、雅加达*、吉隆坡、首尔、上海、新加坡和东京设有办公室,为客户就复杂的公司事务、争议和金融事务提供法律服务。

史密夫斐尔律师事务所拥有该地区领先的公司事务业务,中国公司事务业务团队拥有14名合伙人及60多位律师,通过北京、香港和上海办公室,就兼并收购、合资、收购、分拆,以及资本市场交易提供法律服务。

史密夫斐尔律师事务所通过与设立在上海自贸区的科伟律师事务所开展联营,是目前仅有的八家获准将中国法律服务与国际法律服务相结合的国际律师事务所之一。

*史密夫斐尔在雅加达与其联营律师事务所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung共同执业,Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung是印度尼西亚领先的商业和公司事务律师事务所。

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