Weir & Associates’ commercial team has assisted many companies with equity fund raising exercises. Our corporate commercial department has extensive experience in commercial work and commercial litigation including valuable experience in regulatory matters involving the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, including numerous actions pertaining to directors of listed companies.
Listing Related Services
We are very knowledgeable in regards to the Listing Rules for listing on Hong Kong’s main board and GEM, as well as the Takeover Code in Hong Kong and North America. We have advised private investor equity funds, technology ventures, and entertainment groups in North America seeking public listing. We also work with associates in Mainland China to assist major clients pursuing listings on both GEM and/or NASDAQ. In addition, we advise clients on pre-listing matters including preparation of shareholders agreements to bring all parties together at the pre-IPO stage, management agreements and related strategies such as possible reverse takeover of listed companies.
As clients require legal services to raise funds from international markets, Weir & Associates has a wide range of global resources to assist them. We have lawyers qualified to practice in various jurisdictions including Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Our registered foreign law firm in Shanghai can assist in handling matters relating to mainland China. In addition, we have working associations with foreign law firms in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
Within Mainland China, we have associations with law firms in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen. Our support staff is fluent in languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka (and other Chinese dialects), English, Singhalese, Nepalese, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Tagalog.