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Wynne Lau is a Partner in the Corporate department in the Hong Kong office of Conyers. Wynne joined Conyers in 2006.

Wynne’s practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law with particular focus on corporate finance, private equity, merger and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, re-domicile exercise, banking and syndicated loan transactions. Wynne has extensive experience in private and public equity and debt offerings, including debt financings, mortgage back securities transaction, MTN programmes, pre-IPO financings, initial public offerings, dual & secondary listings on stock exchanges globally, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan and the United States. Wynne advises investment banks, private equity houses, and corporate enterprises (international and mainland China, including private and state own enterprises) on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional aspects of their transactions.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) in its US$1.3 billion secondary listing of new ordinary shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advised CAR Inc. HK$8.5 billion privatisation by MBK Partners by way of Voluntary General Offer & Compulsory Acquisition. CAR Inc. is one of the largest car rental companies in China.
  • Advised China Resources Microelectronics Limited on its pioneering red-chip listing on the Sci-Tech Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, or SSE STAR Market.
  • Advised on Road King Infrastructure Limited on its tender offer of US$450 million guarantee senior notes listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its global offering of US$400 million guaranteed senior notes listed on the official list of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. Road King is the leading toll road investor and operator, as well as a prominent property developer, in China and Hong Kong.
  • Advised Tongcheng Travel Holdings Limited (formerly known as Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Limited) on its group reorganisation and merger with eLong Inc. and its HK$1.4 billion IPO on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tongcheng-Elong is the market leader in China’s online travel industry.
  • Advised State Grid Corporation of China on its first international debt issue on the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$2 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes and in subsequent years, advised again on its global offering of four-tranches dual currency Notes comprising of US$ 1 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and EUR 1 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange simultaneously. This is a debut bond in EUR for State Grid, and further advised on US$15 billion Guaranteed Medium Term Note Programme in dual currency notes in USD and EURO and listing of the programme on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The notes are unsecured guaranteed notes with Aa3 ratings by Moody’s. State Grid is the largest utility corporation and the largest power grid corporation in the world, as well as the largest power grid construction and operation company in China, measured by revenue.
  • Advised HKT Group Holdings Limited on HK$11.7 billion bilateral loan facility by 11 participating banks to Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited in connection with the US$2.43 billion takeover of CSL New World Mobility.

Professional Background

  • Corporate finance lawyer, Herbert Smith, Hong Kong & Beijing
  • Manager, Investment Products Department, Securities & Futures Commission, Hong Kong

Education

  • University of Hong Kong, PCLL, 1997
  • University of Hong Kong, LLB, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), Solicitor, 2016
  • Bermuda, Registered Associate, 2005
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2000 (not currently practising)
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 1999 (not currently practising)

Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Upcoming Firm Events

21 Jun 2022
2022 Marine Money Week

The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065

26 Jun 2022
INSOL London 2022

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
86-90 Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

28 Jun 2022
Bermuda Private Client Exchange 2022

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort