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David Lamb

Consultant

David Lamb is a Consultant in the Hong Kong office of Conyers Dill & Pearman.

David’s practice includes all aspects of corporate law with particular experience in mergers & acquisitions (including amalgamations/mergers, schemes of arrangement, tender offers, squeeze-outs, anti-takeover measures such as shareholder rights plans). He has been involved in a number of significant M&A transactions involving Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands companies listed on many of the world’s major stock exchanges, some of which have been hostile.

David has been a speaker at several M&A conferences and is the author of numerous articles on corporate law which have been published in such journals as The Company Lawyer, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Accountancy, The Law Society’s Gazette and The Hong Kong Lawyer. He is a contributing editor to Negotiating and Structuring Acquisitions in China (Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters); Professional Conduct and Risk Management in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell) and Cayman Islands Company and Commercial Law 2nd Ed 2019 (Sweet & Maxwell).

David is one of the top 10 outstanding lawyers on the 2019 Offshore Client Choice List by Asian Legal Business.

Experience Highlights

  • Privatistion of Sogou Inc. (NYSE) by way of two step short-form merger (US$3.5 billion).
  • Acquistion of a controlling interest in Camelot Employee Scheme Inc by Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited (NASDAQ) through two initial mergers and a final acquisition merger (RMB 5 billion).
  • Privatisation of CAR Inc. (HKEX) by way of voluntary general offer and compulsory acquisition (US$1.1 billion).
  • Scheme of arrangement to effect a debt restructuring of GCL New Energy Holdings Limited (HKEX) (Approximately US$500 million).
  • Privatisation of GL Limited (SGX) by way of compulsory acquisition.
  • Privatisation of I.T Limited (HKEX) by way of scheme of arrangement (US$168 million).
  • Huifu Limited (HKEX) privatisation by way of scheme of arrangement (HK$4.6 billion).
  • Privatisation of Changshouhua Food Company Limited (HKEX) by way of scheme of arrangement (US$2.4 billion).
  • Privatisation of Fuling Global Inc. (NASDAQ) by way of merger.
  • Privatisation of Yintech Investment Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ) by way of merger (US$540.2 million).
  • Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ) privatisation by way of tender offer and short-form merger (US$ 25.5 million).
  • PureCircle Limited (LSE) GB£185 million privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Li & Fung Limited (HKSE) HK$7.2 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Bitmain Technologies Holding Company (hostile attempt to gain control).
  • Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE) US$1 billion privatisation by first ever two step merger.
  • Changyou.com Limited (NASADQ) US$579 million privatisation by Sohu.com by short-form merger.
  • TPV Technology Limited (HKSE) HK$4.6 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Joyce Boutique Holdings Limited (HKSE) by scheme of arrangement.
  • Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (HKSE) HK$1.02 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ) US$825 million privatisation by short-form merger.
  • JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ) US$362 million privatisation by merger.
  • Guoco Group Limited (HKSE) HK$12.5 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • Pou Sheng International (Holdings) Limited (HKSE) HK$6.8 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • China Biologic Products, Inc. US$3.9 billion hostile bid.
  • Noble Group Limited US$3.5 billion restructuring.
  • iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASADQ) US$1.4 billion merger.
  • China Power New Energy Development Company Limited (HKSE) by scheme of arrangement.
  • Global Sources Ltd. (NASADQ) US$230 million amalgamation.
  • Trina Solar (NYSE) US$1.1 billion privatisation by merger.
  • Nirvana Asia Ltd. (HKSE) HK$1.1 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE) US$9.3 billion take-private then cited by The Wall Street Journal as the “largest take-private deal of a US-listed Chinese company”. — Award Winning
  • eLong, Inc. (NASADQ) US$661 million merger.
  • FutureWorld Inc. (NASADQ) merger.
  • Youku Tudou (NYSE) US$3.67 billion take-private merger with Alibaba Group Holding Limited. — Award Winning
  • Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE) US$3.3 billion privatisation by merger.
  • WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE) US$3.3 billion privatisation by merger. — Award Winning
  • Biosensors International Group, Ltd. (SGX-ST) US$787 million amalgamation.
  • Bona Film Group Limited (NASADQ) US$1 billion merger.
  • Magic Holdings International Limited (HKSE) HK$6.5 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • Miclyn Express Offshore Limited (ASX) US$500 million amalgamation.
  • Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company Limited (NASADQ) US$50 million merger.
  • Charm Communications Inc (NASADQ) US$183 million merger.
  • iSoftStone Holdings Limited (NYSE) US$332 million merger.
  • Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ) US$339 million privatisation by merger.
  • Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE) US$3 billion privatisation by merger. — Award Winning
  • Pactera Technology International Limited (NASDAQ) US$625 million privatisation by merger. — Award Winning
  • Noah Education Holdings Limited (NYSE) US$107 million privatisation by merger.
  • 3SBio Inc. (NASADQ) US$340 million merger.
  • Pactera Technology International Limited (NASADQ) US$680 million merger.
  • Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE) US$495 million merger.
  • 7 Days Group Holdings Limited (NYSE) US$688 million merger.
  • 91 Wireless Websoft Limited US$1.9 billion merger.
  • ShangPharma Corporation (NYSE) US$173 million merger.
  • Trauson Holdings Company Limited (HKSE) US$764 million general offer.
  • Samling Global Limited (HKSE) scheme of arrangement.
  • ERA Mining Machinery Ltd (HKSE) HK$6.8 billion general offer by Caterpillar Inc..
  • Youku Inc. in its US$1.1 billion merger with Tudou Holdings Limited (NASDAQ). — Award Winning
  • Focus Media Holding Limited (NASADQ) US$3.7 billion merger.
  • China GrenTech Corporation Limited (NASADQ) US$247 million merger.
  • Luye Pharma Group Ltd. (HKSE) general offer.
  • HiSoft Technology International Limited (NASADQ)/VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE) US$875 million merger.
  • Tongjitang Chinese Medicines Company Limited (NYSE) the first US take-private transaction to use the merger provisions introduced in the Cayman Companies Law in 2009. — Award Winning
  • Little Sheep Group Limited (HKSE) HK$6.7 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • CHT (Holdings) Ltd (SGX-ST) general offer.
  • China Real Estate Information Corporation (NASADQ) US$600 million merger.
  • Chemspec International Limited (NYSE) US$292 million merger.
  • Funtalk China Holdings Limited (NASADQ) US$443 million merger.
  • Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (NASADQ) US$2.3 billion merger.
  • Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (HKSE) scheme of arrangement.
  • Shell Electric Mfg. (Holdings) Company Limited (HKSE) HK$1.236.4 million general offer.
  • China Resources Microelectronics Limited (HKSE) scheme of arrangement.
  • Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd. (SGX-ST) US$318 million general offer.
  • China Pharma Limited (SGX-ST) general offer.
  • Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products Ltd. (HKSE) general offer.
  • Hantec Investment Holdings Limited (HKSE) general offer.
  • Hantec Pacific Limited (HKSE) HK$46.7 million general offer.
  • Media Nation Inc. (HKSE) general offer.
  • Chia Hsin Cement Greater China Holding Corporation (HKSE) general offer.
  • Pacific Century Insurance Holdings Limited (HKSE) HK$3.5 billion general offer.
  • Asia Aluminum Holdings Limited (HKSE) US$454 million scheme of arrangement.
  • China Paradise Electronics Retail Limited (HKSE) US$678 million general offer.
  • Hutchison Global Communications Holdings Limited (HKSE) HK$1.2 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • Henderson Cyber Limited (HKSE) HK$320 million scheme of arrangement.
  • Elec & Eltek International Holdings Limited (HKSE) US$1.7 billion general offer.
  • Ming Wah Universal (Bermuda) Co., Ltd. (SGX-ST) general offer.
  • Dao Heng Bank Group Limited (SGX-ST) HK$42.9 billion general offer.
  • Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited (HKSE) general offer.

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2000
  • Bermuda, Barrister & Attorney, 1995
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1981
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 1981 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and since 2013) of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as a leading individual
  • Recognised as market leader in IFLR1000 2021 edition (and since 2017)
  • Recognised as Senior Statesperson Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 edition (and since 2012 offshore law - Band 1)
  • Listed in CBLJ China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Lawyers) 2020 edition
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Offshore Client Choice List Top 10 by Asian Legal Business

Associations

  • Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Area(s) of Expertise