Kelly Ho

Partner

Kelly Ho, a Partner of LC Lawyers LLP, advises on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring transactions.

Principal areas of practice

Hong Kong IPO and corporate finance

Mergers & Acquisitions     

Restructuring and insolvency

Compliance

Kelly is proficient in merger & acquisition, general offer, corporate/banking finance and other general corporate and commercial matters. In particular, Kelly is advising on compliance matters in relation to Hong Kong Takeovers Code and Hong Kong Listing Rules.

Kelly has extensive experience in IPO projects acting for issuers in different industries, from manufacturing and distributing private companies to state-owned public utility and technology companies. Kelly has also acted for sponsors and underwriters in the listing of financial institutions in Hong Kong.

Kelly has represented state-owned enterprises, multinational companies, large technology companies, and private enterprises in onshore and offshore financing and investing activities (debt and equity), large scale acquisitions and reverse takeovers (acquiring listed companies in Hong Kong), establishing variable interest entity (VIE) structures, formulating restructuring plan, corporate spin-off, and corporate governance.

Kelly has also advised high-net-worth individuals, private equity and charities on trust fund establishment.

Kelly is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Admission

  • Hong Kong

Experience and representative matters

Hong Kong initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and corporate finance

  • Advising a leading company engaging in the manufacture and sale of premium induction and ceramic cooktops and other kitchenware in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a leading company engaging in the manufacture and distribution of premium personal oral hygienic products in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising sponsors and underwriters on the IPO of one of the leading securities brokerage firms in Hong Kong
  • Advising a leading comprehensive environmental service provider and a supplier of the automotive steering system in the Mainland China on their listings of A shares on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange
  • Advising on the issuance of ordinary shares and convertible preference shares by a company engaging in the paper packaging business
  • Advising on the placing of shares by a company engaging in information technology and e-commerce services
  • Advising on the overall listing of an enterprise under a state-owned aviation industry platform and its issuance of perpetual subordinated convertible securities
  • Advising a mining company engaging in iron and ilmenite ore exploration, iron ore mining and iron ore processing to produce iron concentrates in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising one of the fast-growing domestic branded sportswear enterprises in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a company engaging in property development, provision of construction and engineering services and sale of doors and windows on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising an investment holding company principally engaging in the design, production and distribution of paper cigarette packages in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising an investment holding company principally engaged in the provision of building maintenance services and renovation services in Hong Kong on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a company engaging the provision of foundation and ancillary services in relation to waste handling at the public landfill managed by the Hong Kong Government on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a leading company engaging in the manufacture and sale of edible collagen sausage casing products in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a manned security guarding services provider on its IPO and listing on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a contractor engaging in undertaking slop works, foundation works and other general building works in Hong Kong on its IPO and listing on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising on the transfers of a public utility company, a leading comprehensive environmental service provider, and an investment holding company engaging in the manufacturing and sale of expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging products for household electrical appliances operating respectively in Mainland China on their transfers of listing from GEM Board to the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Advising a purchaser on the general offer of a listed company principally engaged in general earthworks, tunnel excavation, foundation works and road and drainage works.
  • Advising a purchaser on the general offer of a listed company principally engaged in property development and property investment in Hong Kong
  • Advising a purchaser on the general offer of a listed company principally engaged in slope works, foundation works, and general building works commissioned by the Hong Kong Government
  • Advising a Hong Kong company on the transfer of the distributorship of a global fashion brand
  • Advising an A-share enterprise on its acquisition of a Hong Kong listed issuer by way of subscription and the related mandatory unconditional cash offer
  • Advising a vendor and a Hong Kong listed company engaging in the construction and real estate development businesses in Singapore and the foundation and construction business in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Advising a public utility company in Mainland China listed in Hong Kong on a reverse takeover in relation to very substantial acquisition of gas pipelines in Mainland China from its parent company
  • Advising on the disposal of shareholding in a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange
  • Advising on the acquisition of a Germany listed company by a Hong Kong listed company engaging in the operation of a state-owned aviation industry platform
  • Advising on the disposal by a company engaging in the provision of business information, electronic business-to-business commerce services, and internet marketing solutions for small and medium enterprises in exchange for A-shares of a Shenzhen listed company operating internal platform

Includes matters handled prior to joining LC Lawyers LLP

Education

  • University of Hong Kong, PCLL
  • University of Hong Kong, LL.B

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