Bio

Chris Cheng is a partner in the Corporate department of Appleby’s Hong Kong office and he leads Hong Kong Capital Markets team. Chris has more than 20 years of offshore and onshore experience, having previously worked at an international law firm in Hong Kong specialising in capital markets transactions.

He has substantial experience in the area of capital markets, specialising in private and public offerings of debt and equity, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, privatisation as well as bank financing and other corporate and commercial law related transactions. Clients include Bermuda, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands entities, many of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as well as banks and financial institutions.

In 2018 Chris was ranked in the Asia Legal Business 40 under 40 list which highlights “outstanding legal professionals in the region”.

Chris is registered with the Bermuda Bar and as a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. Chris is admitted as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and England & Wales.

Chris is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Expertise

Recent deals include acting as:

  • BVI counsel to CNPC General Capital Limited in the issuance of USD2 billion guaranteed Senior Notes and USD7 billion Medium Term Note Programme. This deal won the Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year Award at the China Law & Practice Awards.
  • Bermuda counsel to Kerry Logistics Network Limited in its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with gross proceeds of approximately HKD2.2 billion.
  • Cayman counsel to Times Property Holdings Limited in its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with gross proceeds of approximately HKD1.94 billion.
  • BVI counsel to CNPC Golden Autumn Limited, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, the largest integrated oil and gas company in China, in the issuance of RMB guaranteed bonds in an aggregate principal amount of RMB2.5 billion and RMB500 million respectively. This deal was nominated for the Debt Market Deal of the Year in the ALB China Law Awards.
  • BVI counsel to Sinochem Offshore Capital Company Limited in its issuance of 1.8% Guaranteed Notes in an aggregate principal amount of RMB3.5 billion guaranteed by Sinochem Hong Kong (Group) Company Limited. This deal was nominated for the Debt Market Deal of the Year in both the ALB HK Law Awards and the ALB China Law Awards.
  • Cayman counsel to Kinetic Mines and Energy Limited, a Mongolian coal miner, in its listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with gross proceeds of approximately HKD1.4 billion.
  • Cayman and BVI counsel to Lumena Resources Corp. in its USD170 million global offering and listing of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This transaction received an Honourable Mention in the Asian-Counsel ‘Deals of the Year’ edition and was nominated for the Equity Deal of the Year in the IFLR Asia Awards.

 

Teams

  • Capital Markets
  • Funds & Investment Services
  • Telecommunications & Technology

 

Education

  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • University of London (England)

Updates

31 Mar 2021 | Deals

Appleby’s Hong Kong office acts as BVI and Cayman Islands Counsel for Times China Holdings Limited on its tap issuance of USD100 million senior notes

Appleby’s Hong Kong office acted as British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands counsel

Contributors: Connie Wu
20 Jan 2021 | Deals

Appleby advises Zonbong Landscape Environmental Limited on its HKD137.5 million listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Appleby advises Zonbong Landscape Environmental Limited on its HKD137.5 million listing on the main ...

6 Jan 2021 | Deals

Appleby acts as Cayman counsel to Datang Group Holdings Limited on its HKD1.48 billion listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Appleby’s Hong Kong office acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Datang Group Holdings Limited.

Contributors: Chris Cheng, Kaile Yang
8 Dec 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises Yue Kan Holding limited on its HKD125.1 million listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Appleby advises Yue Kan Holding limited on its HKD125.1 million listing on the Main Board of the Hon...

Contributors: Connie Wu
5 Nov 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises Landrich Holding Limited on its HKD 130 million listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Acted as Cayman counsel for Landrich Holding Limited in relation to its listing on the Main Board of...

Contributors: Connie Wu
25 Sep 2020 | News

Appleby advises Chi Kan Holdings Limited on its HKD 130 million listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Appleby acted as Cayman counsel to Chi Kan Holdings Limited in relation to its listing on the Main B...

Contributors: Minnie Choi
12 May 2020 | News

Launch of the inaugural Appleby China Roadshow

Since January 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted all industries across the world, i...

12 Feb 2020 | Analysis

Popular demand: Offshore incorporated and publicly listed

Did you know that there are over 300 offshore companies listed on the London Stock Exchange? Or that...

10 Feb 2020 | News

Another strong year at Appleby, with listing deal value doubling year on year at HKD 15.8 billion in 2019

Leading offshore law firm Appleby’s Hong Kong office maintained its significant capital markets pr...

31 Jul 2019 | News

Appleby sees listing deal value total increase to record HKD15.5 billion in the first half year of 2019

Leading offshore law firm Appleby’s Hong Kong office has set its highest record yet for deal value...

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