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Janney Chong

A corporate finance specialist, Janney Chong assists mainland Chinese businesses with IPOs, fundraisings, and M&A transactions.

Her practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate finance and general commercial transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, compliance and regulatory matters. 

She has acted for issuers and underwriters in numerous securities listings on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and has advised companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on various types of transactional and compliance matters.

Janney is qualified in both Hong Kong and England and Wales. She speaks fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese). 

Janney has been recognized by China Business Law Journal to its 2020 "A-List" Elite 100 Lawyers for China (Foreign Firms).

Relevant work

Advised Essence Corporate Finance (Hong Kong) Limited on the HK$197.5 million (equivalent to approximately US$25.3 million) Hong Kong IPO and placement of China PengFei Group Limited, a leading manufacturer of rotary kilns, grinding equipment and their related equipment in the PRC and the global market and has been in the industry for over 20 years, which sells its products and provides one-stop solution services to customers around the world including customers based in "Belt and Road" countries.

Advised Essence Corporate Finance (Hong Kong) Limited on the HK$232 million (equivalent to approximately US$30 million) Hong Kong IPO and placement of Green Future Food Hydrocolloid Marine Science Company Limited, a leading seaweed- and plant-based hydrocolloid producer in China which is involved in the production of agar-agar, carrageenan and konjac products and their respective blended products which are mainly sold to food producing and processing companies in China and the global market including Europe, the U.S., Asia and Africa.

Advised Yincheng International Holding Co., Ltd., a leading property developer focusing on the development and sale of residential properties, including high-rise and multi-storey apartments, and low-density houses, as well as commercial properties; and leasing of investment properties, on its US$879m Hong Kong IPO and placement pursuant to Regulation S 

Advised Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporation Limited, one of the leading property developers focusing on property development, investment and management of residential, commercial and business parks in China and a Hong Kong Main Board-listed company, on its approximately HK$1.82bn allotment and issue of new shares to OUE Lippo Limited and Sino Water Limited Partnership 

Advised a Chinese property developer on its acquisition of seven target companies in China from another Chinese property developer at a consideration of approximately HK$5bn. Both Chinese property developers are Hong Kong Main Board-listed companies 

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Recognised as an Elite lawyer in China's Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) 2021 – China Business Law Journal 

Recognised as an Elite lawyer in China's Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) 2020 – China Business Law Journal