Alex Lai is an associate in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Lai advises on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including capital markets in particular, initial public offerings, M&A, and general compliance matters of Hong Kong-listed companies.

 

Mr. Lai’s recent representative experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters in the secondary listing and US$1.07 billion initial public offering of Trip.com, a leading one-stop travel platform globally, on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
  • Huarong Investment Stock Corporation Limited, on its privatization by Huarong International Financial Holdings Limited by way of share exchange offer
  • China Jinmao Holdings Group Limited on the placing of existing shares and top-up subscription for new shares under general mandate of approximately HK$3.4 billion
  • China Jinmao Holdings Group Limited, on its privatization of Jinmao Hotel and Jinmao (China) Hotel Investments and Management Limited, being the first privatization of a Hong Kong listed business trust, of HK$3.2 billion
  • Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc., on its HK$2.6 billion initial public offering of H shares on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • ESR Cayman Limited, on its HK$12.6 billion initial public offering of shares on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • HKBN Ltd., on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital in WTT Holding Corp. with an overall enterprise value of over HK$10 billion
  • Ronshine China Holdings Limited, on the placing of existing shares and top-up subscription for new shares under general mandate of approximately HK$1.1 billion*
  • A-Living Services Co., Ltd, on its HK$4.1 billion initial public offering of H shares on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham & Watkins

Bar Qualification

  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Education

  • PCLL, City University of Hong Kong, 2015
  • LL.B, City University of Hong Kong, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English