Conyers has once again won the Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the 2020 IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards.
“It is a monumental year for Conyers as we reach our 35th year in Asia. We’re truly honoured to receive these prestigious IFLR awards. These recognitions are encouraging and prove our capability to tackle the most complex and challenging legal matters.” said Christopher Bickley.
In addition, we have also won two Deal of the Year awards in the following categories, out of the seven significant matters shortlisted:-
Equity Deal of the Year – Budweiser APAC IPO
Partner Richard Hall, Counsel Angie Chu and Associate Michael Yu of our Hong Kong office advised Budweiser Brewing Company APAC in connection with its HK$39 billion initial public offering on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 1876). This IPO was the second biggest IPO in 2019.
M&A Deal of the Year – eHi Car Services take-private
Partner and Head of Hong Kong Office Christopher Bickley and Associate Ryan McConvey of our Hong Kong office acted as Cayman counsel to MBK Partners HK Limited in connection with the privatisation of eHi Car Services Limited (NYSE: EHIC) by way of merger. The consideration to be paid to holders of common shares and ADSs implies an equity value for eHi of about US$937.5 million. This matter was also named M&A Deal of the Year by Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards 2019.
Christopher Bickley added: “The firm’s work has garnered much praise from several awards this year, including Best Offshore Law Firm as well as Private Client & Trust, Insurance & Reinsurance, and Restructuring & Insolvency awards at the China Business Law Awards 2020. We are dedicated to servicing our clients, achieving excellence and setting market precedents in the region.”
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) is a market-leading and internationally renowned financial law publication. The annual IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards celebrates legally innovative, ground-breaking transactions in the region and the legal firms and teams behind the scene. The results are based on thorough research, including direct written nominations and conversations with law firm partners, in-house teams and clients.