HENRY C.H. LAU
PARTNER
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Profile

Henry is one of the partners of Zhong Lun Law Firm in Hong Kong. He specializes in Hong Kong securities and capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers), as well as general corporate and commercial matters. Prior to joining our firm, he worked in two leading international law firms.

Henry has represented issuers, underwriters or sponsors of various types of securities and corporate finance transactions in Hong Kong and in Asia.


Representative Matters
  • Advising Yupei International Investment Management Co., Ltd. in relation to its sale of 26.38% interests in China Logistics Property Holdings Company Limited (Stock Code: 1589) triggering possible conditional mandatory general offer at the total enterprise value of HK$16.4 billion in 2021 (Public takeover)
  • Advising Shandong Gold Mining Company Limited (Stock Code: 1787) regarding the privatization of Hengxing Gold Holding Company Limited (Stock Code: 2303) by way of scheme of arrangement in 2020 (Public takeover)
  • Advising Chen Jianwen on his unconditional mandatory cash offer for Bonjour Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 653) in 2020 (Public takeover)
  • Advising Icon Culture Global Company Limited (Stock Code: 8500) as the issuer counsel on its GEM Board IPO in 2020
  • Advising CGN Mining Company Limited (Stock Code: 1164) regarding a very substantial acquisition of a UK uranium trading company in 2018
  • Advising the vendors in a major disposal to China Literature Limited (Stock Code: 772) involving a target company engaging in productions of TV series and films in the PRC under a VIE structure at a consideration of RMB15.5 billion in 2018
  • Advising Jimu Group Holdings Limited (formerly known as Ever Smart International Holdings Limited) (Stock Code: 8187) as offeree company regarding a mandatory unconditional general offer valued at about HK$400 million in 2017
  • Advising the vendor for sale of controlling stakes in Sapphire Corporation Limited, a Singapore listed company (Stock Code: SAPP), to a Hong Kong listed company (Stock Code: 687) controlled by HNA Group Co., Ltd. in 2017
  • Advising China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 658) as the offeree company on the securities exchange offer made by Fullshare Holdings (Stock Code: 607) in 2016
  • Advising China Everbright as the sole sponsor and underwriter counsel on the IPO of China Shun Ke Long Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 0974) in 2015
  • Advising Rakuten Securities on its acquisition of FXCM Asia Limited (an SFC Type 3 licensed company - leveraged foreign exchange trading) in 2015
  • Advising Beijing Chunlizhengda Medical Instruments Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 1858) as the issuer counsel on its H-share IPO in 2015
  • Advising Crown Landmark Corporation on its unconditional mandatory cash offer for Crown International Corporation Limited (formerly known as VXL Capital Limited) (Stock Code: 0727) in 2014 (Public takeover)
  • Advising Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company Limited (Stock Code: 2292) on its acquisition of 100% interests in Infoport Management Limited and its related operations (Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf brand – being the number one cartoon brand in China) from Imagi International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 585) in 2013
  • Advising CITIC Real Estate (Hong Kong) Development Limited on its acquisition of 27% interests in the Guangzhou Huadu Ziyouren real estate project held by Nan Hai Corporation Limited (Stock Code: 0680) in 2013
  • Advising Sky Earth Limited on its unconditional mandatory cash offer for Shenyang Public Utility Holdings Company Limited (Stock Code: 0747) in 2012 (Public takeover)
  • Advising China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (Stock Code: 144) on its formation of port joint venture in Port de Djibouti S.A. with the Republic of Djibouti in 2012
  • Advising China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (Stock Code: 144) on its formation of joint venture in Colombo International Container Terminals Limited in Sri Lanka in 2012
  • Advising the National Lacquer & Paint Products Company, Limited (commonly known as Camel Paint) on its formation of paint business joint venture with Dulux in 2011
  • Advising China Resources Cement Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1313) on the acquisition of Inner Mongolia Cement Strategic Investment Holdings Limited from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in 2011
  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank and Credit Suisse as the joint underwriters to TCC International Holdings Limited’s (Stock Code: 1136) rights issue in 2010
  • Advising Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 215) as the issuer counsel on its listing by way of introduction in 2009 (Equity Deal of the Year, Asia Legal Business Awards)
  • Advising syndicated underwriters on HSBC’s (Stock Code: 5) rights issue in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom in 2008
  • Advising Deutsche Bank as the sole sponsor and underwriter counsel on the IPO of SJM Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 0880) in 2008 (First HK IPO on gaming business)
  • Advising Regent Pacific Group Limited (Stock Code: 0575) on the acquisition of CCEC Limited, and related mining assets (Very substantial acquisition under the Listing Rules)
  • Advising HSBC as the sole underwriter to Pacific Andes Group’s (Stock Code: 1174) chain rights issues in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2007
  • Advising China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited (Stock Code: 941) on the conditional voluntary general offer for China Resources Peoples Telephone Company Limited (Stock Code: 331) in 2005 (Public takeover involving acquisition of telecommunications license under s7P of the Telecommunications Ordinance)
  • Advising Sinolink Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1168) on the unconditional mandatory general offer for Enerchina Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 0622) in 2004 (Public takeover)
Languages

English
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Putonghua)

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Capital Markets
Corporate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Solicitor
Hong Kong

Solicitor (non-practising)
England and Wales


EDUCATION

LL.B. (1st Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

P.C.LL., University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong



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