Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
Allan Yee is a partner in our corporate team based in Hong Kong.
Allan is experienced in advising issuers and underwriters relating to equity and debt offerings, rights offerings, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate finance matters. He has considerable experience in Hong Kong and international offerings, and has advised on some of the largest listings and global offerings in Hong Kong pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S. He is also experienced with private placements, including venture financings, block trades and top-up placings.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Allan worked at a leading accountancy firm for several years as a senior auditor and is a Certified Public Accountant in California. He is qualified as a lawyer in both the US and Hong Kong.
Allan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Hass School of Business at UC Berkeley and Juris Doctor degree from UC Hastings.
Allan speaks English and Cantonese fluently, with conversational Mandarin.
- Attorney at Law, admitted in California
- Solicitor, qualified in Hong Kong
Equity Capital Markets:
- Advising SMIT Holdings, a venture capital backed company and leading security solutions provider for the pay TV broadcasting and mobile payments industry, on its US$36 million Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S placing, sponsored by Haitong International.
- Advising BOC International on the US$87 million Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S placing of Sky Light Holdings, a leading digital imaging device and solution provider for the action camera industry and a principal manufacturer for GoPro, Inc.
- Advising BNP Paribas on the US$15 million Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S placing of Oriental University City Holdings (H.K.), a company engaged in leasing education facilities in China.
- Advising HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, CITIC, UBS and CLSA on the US$1.4 billion Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of H shares of BAIC Motor, a leading manufacturer of passenger vehicles in China.
- Advising China Merchants Securities on the US$102 million Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S placing of Sinomax Group, a leading marketer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of visco-elastic pillows, mattress toppers and mattresses in the US, Hong Kong and China.
- Advising RaffAello Capital on the US$12 million Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S placing of Jia Yao Holdings, a company engaged in the design, manufacture and sales of paper cigarette packages and social product paper packages in China.
- Advising Hong Kong Parkview Group Limited, a property developer, on its US$1.8 billion reverse takeover by COFCO Land Holdings Limited, US$500 million share placing under Rule 144A and new listing application on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The Placing Agents were HSBC, BOC International, J.P. Morgan and Standard Charter Bank.
- Advising HSBC and UBS on a US$671 million rights issue by Esprit Holdings Limited, a clothing retailer and wholesaler.
- Advising UBS, CICC, J.P. Morgan and ABC International on the US$245 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of China Nonferrous Mining Corporation, a leading vertically integrated copper producer based in Zambia and was the largest PRC enterprise in terms of total overseas copper production in 2011.
- Advising HSBC, UBS, BOCOM International and VMS on the US$150 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of Kinetic Mines and Energy, a developer of coal mines in China.
- Advising Maxclean (China) Holdings Limited, an established clean-room supply manufacturer, on its US SEC registered offering.
- Advising Chow Tai Fook, the leading jeweller in China and Hong Kong, on its US$2 billion Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, HSBC and J.P. Morgan.
- Advising Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy, the largest gas-fired power provider in Beijing, on its US$350 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of H shares, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, UBS and BOC International.
- Advising China Citic Bank, a large state-owned commercial bank in China, on its US$4 billion international rights issue of H shares. The Joint Global Coordinators were CICC and Citic Securities.
- Advising CICC, J.P. Morgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Haitong on the US$917 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of H shares of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, a leading provider of wind turbines in China.
- Advising L’Occitane International, a producer and global retailer of natural cosmetic products, on its US$708 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing, sponsored by CLSA, HSBC and UBS. L’Occitane was the first French company to list in Hong Kong.
- Advising UBS and RBS on the US$183 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of Fook Woo Group Holdings, a leading waste and recycled paper maker in China.
- Advising UBS, BOC International, CICC, Macquaire and Haitong on the US$3.9 billion Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of H shares of China Minsheng Bank, the largest non-state-owned commercial bank in China.
- Advising HSBC and Morgan Stanley on the US$215 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of BaWang International, a leading shampoo manufacturer in China.
- Advising Yingde Gases Group, the largest independent industrial gas supplier in China, on its US$407 million Hong Kong IPO and Rule144A placing. The Joint Bookrunners were Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Debt Capital Markets:
- Advising the Hong Kong Government in its inaugural US$1 billion Sukuk issuance. The Joint Lead Managers included HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, CIMB and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. This landmark deal was the first Sukuk issuance in Hong Kong.
- Advising the Republic of Indonesia in its US$3 billion Sukuk issuance programme. The Arrangers included Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank.
- Advising SmarTone Telecommunications, a leading telecommunications service provider in Hong Kong, in its US$200 million guaranteed notes issuance. The Joint Lead Managers were HSBC, Standard Charter Bank and UBS.
- Advising Shun Tak Holdings Limited, a conglomerate principally engaged in property, transportation, hospitality and investment businesses in Hong Kong, Macau and China, in its establishment of and issuance under a US$1 billion Global MTN Programme and subsequent updates of the Programme. The arranger was HSBC.
- Advising Sunac China Holdings, an integrated residential and commercial property developer in China, in its US$400 million New York governed high-yield bond issuance. The Joint Lead Managers were Deutsche Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and UBS.