19 February 2019
China Business Law Journal has recognized Latham & Watkins for exemplary deal work in the publication’s 2018 Deals of the Year report. The report recognizes “the year’s most significant China-related deals and cases” based on a number of factors, including “overall significance, complexity and innovative nature” as well as “deal size and broader interests.”
Latham earned recognition for advising the underwriters in the precedent-setting listing of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO on the New York Stock Exchange. China Business Law Journal noted that NIO became “the first Chinese electric vehicle company to list in the US” through the US$1 billion initial public offering. Hong Kong partner Allen Wang led the Latham team that represented the underwriters in the offering, with counsels Dominik Sklenar and Louis Rabinowitz and associates Wei Wei, Eric Yiu, and Wei Cai. Advice was also provided on securities law matters by Washington D.C. partner Alex Cohen, New York partner Dana Fleischman, and Washington D.C. counsel Paul Dudek; and on tax matters by Los Angeles partner Sam Weiner, with associate Jeesoo Nam.
The firm’s Capital Markets Practice regularly advises on complex capital markets transactions involving Chinese and Asian companies, including both debt and equity offerings. With more than 450 capital markets lawyers across the globe, Latham is particularly well-positioned to help clients navigate international IPOs and other cross-border deals.