Cheung Ying Yeung

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Cheung Ying Yeung

Cheung Ying Yeung

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Cathy Yeung is the Corporate Department Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office and Chair of the firm’s Greater China Practice.

Ms. Yeung has an excellent reputation in advising on PRC-related corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and public company representation. Her practice focuses on:

Capital markets including initial public offerings
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Regulatory and compliance
Corporate governance

Ms. Yeung has represented a number of leading investment banks and Chinese companies in various PRC-related corporate finance transactions in China and Hong Kong, and has extensive experience in foreign direct investment, corporate restructuring and property development in the PRC.

Ms. Yeung regularly speaks at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries regarding the rules governing the securities listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and corporate governance, and is currently the Company Secretary for the Bank of China Limited in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Latham, she worked at the Hong Kong office of a magic circle law firm for more than 10 years.

Ms. Yeung is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Ms. Yeung's representative experience includes advising:

Huishang Bank Corporation, the largest city commercial bank in Central China, on its initial public offering of 2.6 billion shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
New Century Asset Management Limited, the manager of New Century Real Estate Investment Trust (New Century REIT), which is the world’s first China-based hotel REIT and owns four five-star hotels in mainland China, on its Hong Kong initial public offering
Minmetals Land Capital Limited on its US$350 million offering of 5.5% guaranteed bonds due 2018 and 6.5% guaranteed bonds due 2023 listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
The joint financial advisers to Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust (“Yuexiu REIT”), on its acquisition of approximately 99% interest in Guangzhou IFC from Yuexiu Property Company Limited (“Yuexiu Property”) at the consideration of approximately CNY8.85 billion, which constitutes a very substantial acquisition and a connected transaction for Yuexiu REIT
Merrill Lynch Far East as sole financial advisor and underwriter on Sinopec Kantons’ HKD2.22 billion acquisition of interests in five joint ventures in the PRC from its ultimate controlling shareholder, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and HKD3.49 billion rights issue
The underwriters on Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy’s initial public offering of 1 billion H shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising US$1.9 billion
CITIC Securities Company Limited, China's leading investment bank listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange, on its initial public offering of H shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
The underwriters on Bank of China Limited’s initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
The underwriters on BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited’s initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
China Life Insurance Company Limited on its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange and the subsequent listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
China Power International Development Limited on its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Franshion Properties (China) Limited on its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Sinofert Holdings Limited on its convertible bonds issuance and share placing

Matter handled prior to joining the firm

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Education

Renmin University of China is a research-oriented comprehensive university focusing on humanities and social sciences. It is directly under the Ministry of Education of China and is jointly financed and supported by China’s Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal government. It can be traced back to Shanbei Public School, founded in 1937 in the midst of Anti-Japanese War. Later it became the North-China United University, and then North China University. On December 16th, 1949, advised by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the 11thAdministrative Meeting of the National Administration Council passed “The Resolution on the Establishment of Renmin University of China”. On October 3rd, 1950, North China University was renamed as Renmin University of China. It was the first modern university founded by the People’s Republic of China. Eminent educationalists Prof. Wu Yuzhang, Prof. Cheng Fangwu, Prof. Yuan Baohua, Prof. Huang Da, Prof. Li Wenhai, Prof. Ji Baocheng, and Prof. Chen Yulu were presidents of the university successively. The current President is Prof. Liu Wei. Dr. Jin Nuo is the incumbent Chairwoman of the University Council.

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Bilibili, Inc. issued USD American Depositary Shares

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Greentree Hospitality Group Ltd. issued USD American Depositary Shares

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Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd., Project Shortway Ltd. purchase Sepura Ltd.

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