“[Jeckle Chiu is] singled out as being particularly good.”
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)

Übersicht

Jeckle Chiu is a partner of Mayer Brown. He specialises in representing corporations and investment banks in both Hong Kong and the PRC on the full array of corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions and transactions under the governance of the Hong Kong listing rules and the takeovers code. This includes strategic investment, private placements of securities, convertible securities issues, corporate reorganisations, spin-offs, initial public offerings and takeovers. Jeckle has been named one of the leading lawyers for Equity Capital Markets in Hong Kong by IFLR1000 (2013-2018). He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Sprachkenntnisse

  • Englisch
  • Kantonesisch
  • Mandarin

Erfahrung

M&A and related transactions

  • Advises Tsingtao Brewery, one of China’s oldest and largest beer company, in a stake sale by the Japanese brewer, Asahi.
  • Advised Shui On Land on its disposal to Vanke of a 79.2% interest in a branded commercial complex development in China, known as Chongqing Tiandi with an aboveground gross floor area of more than 1.2 million square metres, for an initial consideration of RMB 4.1 billion.
  • Advised Guangdong Holdings Limited (GDH) on its reorganisation by way of injection of its entire stake in Guangdong Land Holdings Limited into Guangdong Investment Limited, for a combined cash-and-stock consideration of RMB3.36 billion.
  • Dah Chong Hong's acquisition of Li & Fung's Asia distribution business - Acted for Dah Chong Hong in its acquisition of 100% of Li & Fung's Asia consumer and healthcare distribution business.
  • CITIC Telecom’s acquisition of Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau - Acted for CITIC Telecom international Holdings Limited on its acquisition of a 79% interest in Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau, S.A.R.L. CITIC Telecom is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 
  • Beijing Automotive’s acquisition of Saab’s IP – Acted for Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co Ltd (BAIC) on an asset deal with Saab in which BAIC acquired certain intellectual property rights, technology and equipment related to Saab's 9-3 and 9-5 platforms. 
  • AkzoNobel's privatisation offer for Schramm - Acted for AkzoNobel in its HK$1.56 billion pre-conditional cash offer for coatings manufacturer Schramm Holding AG on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Schramm was the first company incorporated in Germany to list in Hong Kong.
  • China State Construction's takeover offer for Far East Global - Acted for China State Construction International Holdings Limited in its cash offer for Far East Global Group Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • CRA's takeover offer for Saint Honore - Acted for Convenience Retail Asia Limited in its exchangeable offer for Saint Honore Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Nam Tai's privatisation offer for JIC - Acted for Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. in its proposed privatisation offer for J.I.C. Technology Company Limited ("JIC") on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its subsequent sale of stake to a third party.
  • Nam Tai's privatisation offer for Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products Ltd. ("NTEEP") - Acted for Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. in its proposed privatisation offer for NTEEP on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Tsingtao's strategic alliance with AB - Acted for Tsingtao Brewery in the strategic investment agreement it has entered into with Anheuser-Busch, one of the world's largest brewer, involving a whitewashed transaction on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Reorganisation of DragonAir involving CX, CP and Air China - Acted for CITIC Pacific Limited in the realignment of the shareholding structures in Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair and Air China which creates one of the world's strongest airline groupings. This is one of the most significant M&A in the aviation industry in Asia.

Equity: IPOs, listings and other follow-ons

  • China Overseas Property's listing by way of introduction – Acted for China Overseas Property Holdings Limited in its listing by way of introduction on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • CITIC Telecom’s rights issue – Acted for CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited on its US$230.9 million (HK$1.8 billion) rights issue.
  • Glorious Sun’s rights issue - Acted for Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited on its approximately US$59 million one-for-two rights issue.
  • Dah Chong Hong's IPO - Acted for Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited in its Main Board listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • CITIC Telecom's IPO - Acted for CITIC Telecom in its Main Board listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • The United Laboratories' IPO - Acted for HSBC as the global coordinator and sponsor in the Main Board listing of The United Laboratories International Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • China State Construction's listing by way of introduction - Acted for China State Construction International Holdings Limited in its listing by way of introduction on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • CRA's listing by way of introduction - Acted for Convenience Retail Asia Limited ("CRA") in its application for a transfer of listing from the Growth Enterprise Market to the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Li & Fung's top-up - Acted for Li & Fung Limited in its placing and top-up on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Hang Lung's top-up - Acted for Hang Lung Properties Limited in its HK$10.9 billion placing and top-up on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • China State Construction's top-up - Acted for China State Construction International Holdings Limited in its HK$2.2 billion placing and top-up on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • China State Construction's rights issue - Acted for China State Construction International Holdings Limited in its one-for-five rights issue on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Debt: Convertibles, Exchangeables, Dim-sums

  • Advised Nimble City Limited, a BVI incorporated issuer and wholly-owned by Beijing Properties (Holdings) Limited, on its offering of US$250 million 9.0% Guaranteed Bonds due 2020.
  • Advised Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited on the issue of EUR 800 million 1.30 percent guaranteed bonds due 2022 by Talent Yield European Limited.
  • Jiayuan International Group Limited - Advised Jiayuan International Group Limited on the issuance of US$100 million 9.75% senior secured notes due 2018.
  • Haitong International Securities Company Limited - Advised Haitong International Securities Company Limited on the issuance of HK$1 billion guaranteed senior secured notes by Ideal Homes International Limited, a subsidiary of Yihua Lifestyle Technology Company Limited.
  • China Overseas Land & Investment Limited's EUR-denominated guaranteed notes – Advised China Overseas Land & Investment Limited on its private placement of EUR 400 million 1.70 percent guaranteed notes due 2019 arranged by ABCI Capital Limited and Agricultural Bank of China's Hong Kong branch.
  • China Overseas Land & Investment Limited's debut issue of EUR-denominated guaranteed notes – Advised China Overseas Land & Investment Limited on a benchmark issue of EUR600 million 1.75 percent guaranteed notes due 2019.
  • Sinochem Hong Kong (Group) Limited's MTN Programme – Advised Sinochem Hong Kong (Group) Limited on the annual update of its medium term note program and its offering of CHF 250 million (equivalent to approximately US$ 268 million) 0.76 percent notes due 2022.
  • Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited's EUR guaranteed notes – Advised Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited on the issuance by a subsidiary of EUR 500 million 1.435 percent guaranteed bonds due 2020 listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • I.T Limited (dim-sum) – Acted for I.T Limited on the issuance of CNY 1 billion 6.25% senior notes due 2018.
  • China State Construction’s Guaranteed Bonds - Acted for China State Construction International Holdings Limited on the issuance of US $500 million 3.125% guaranteed notes due 2018 by its subsidiary, China State Construction Finance (Cayman) I Limited.
  • CITIC Telecom’s Guaranteed Bonds - Acted for CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited in relation to the issue of US$450 million 6.1% Guaranteed Bonds due 2025 by its subsidiary CITIC Telecom International Finance Limited.
  • Beijing Water Enterprises Water’s Guaranteed Bonds – Acted for Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited on the issue of US$500 million 4.625 per cent. guaranteed bonds due 2018 by its subsidiary, Beijing Enterprises Water Capital Management Limited.
  • Lotte's RMB bond (dim-sum) - Acted for Lotte Shopping Business Management (Hong Kong) Limited in connection with its issue of RMB750 million 4.00% guaranteed notes due 2015. The notes were guaranteed by Lotte Shopping Co., Ltd. of Korea and were listed in Singapore with the proceeds of issue to be used to expand retail operations in Hong Kong and China.
  • China Travel's CB - Acted for China Travel Services in respect of its US$150 million five-year issue of convertible bonds. The zero coupon bonds are redeemable at a premium. Proceeds from the bonds issue was used to finance China Travel Services' existing mainland projects, including a tourist resort in Zhuhai.
  • Wharf's CB - Acted for Wharf (Holdings) Limited in its HK$6.22 billion convertible bond issue. The net proceeds of HK$6.22 billion from the issue of the convertible bonds are to be used for financing and re-financing Wharf's property investments and developments in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
  • China Overseas Grand Ocean's CB - Acted for China Overseas Grand Oceans Group in its HK$2.2 billion convertible bond issue. The net proceeds of HK$2.2 billion from the issue of the convertible bonds were used for general corporate purposes including for financing investment and property development in Mainland China and to repay the amount of HK$400 million drawn down under an unsecured credit facility.
  • Tsinlien's EB (RMB-denominated, US-settled) - Acted for Tsinlien Group Company Limited (Tsinlien) in the issue of RMB1,638 million US dollar-settled 1.25% guaranteed exchangeable bonds due 2016.
  • Tsinlien's RMB bond (dim-sum) - Acted for Tsinlien Group Company Limited (Tsinlien) in the issue of RMB1.3 billion 5.75% guaranteed Renminbi-denominated bonds due 2014.
  • Beijing Enterprises's USD bond (2011) - Acted for Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited and Mega Advance Investments Limited in connection with the issuance of US$600 million 5.00% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2021 and US$400 million 6.375% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2041 with BofA Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and UBS acting as joint lead managers and bookrunners.
  • Beijing Enterprises's USD bond (2012) - Acted for Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited and Talent Yield Investments Limited in connection with the issuance of US$800 million 4.50% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2022.
  • Beijing Enterprises Waterwork's RMB bond (dim-sum) – Acted for Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited in connection with an issue of RMB1 billion 3.75% senior Renminbi denominated bonds due 2014 and RMB450 million 5.00% senior Renminbi denominated bonds due 2016.
  • Beijing Enterprise Waterwork's RMB bond tap (dim-sum) – Acted for Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited in connection with an issue of RMB450 million 3.75% senior Renminbi denominated bonds due 2014 and RMB50 million 5.00% senior Renminbi denominated bonds due 2016.
  • Singamas RMB bond (dim-sum) - Acted for Singamas Container Holdings Limited (Singamas), a Hong Kong listed global container manufacturer, in connection with its issue of RMB1.38 billion 4.75 per cent. Notes due 2014. The notes were listed in Singapore with the proceeds of issue to be remitted to certain of Singamas' subsidiaries pursuant to relevant PRC regulatory approvals.
  • TPV's RMB bond (dim-sum) - Acted for TPV Technology Limited (TPV), a Hong Kong and Singapore listed PRC based leading electronics display manufacturer, in connection with its issue of RMB500 million 4.25 per cent. Notes due 2014. The proceeds of issue to be remitted to certain of TPV's subsidiaries pursuant to relevant PRC regulatory approvals.

Ausbildung

The University of Hong Kong, PCLL

The University of Hong Kong, LLB

Zulassung

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  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong
  • “[Jeckle Chiu is] singled out as being particularly good.” – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer - Hong Kong, Capital Markets: Equity – IFLR1000 (2018-2019)
  • "He has in-depth knowledge of our group's business, culture, objectives and people, is proactive, very responsive and capable of providing concise and to the point legal advice." – IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Leading Lawyer - Hong Kong, Capital Markets: Equity – IFLR1000 (2013-2017)
  • A-List of the top 100 private practice lawyers for the China market – China Business Law Journal (2016)