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Stephen Mok, Partner

Stephen Mok

Partner

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity

Practice notes

Stephen is the Head of Corporate of Asia and the Senior Partner of the Hong Kong office. He has over 25 years of corporate finance experience in providing legal services to various Chinese enterprises (including state-owned enterprises and privately-owned enterprises) and international investment banks.

Stephen specialises in corporate restructuring of Chinese enterprises and assisting such enterprises to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is very experienced in advising Hong Kong listed companies on main securities transactions and compliance with the relevant securities regulations and law in Hong Kong.

Stephen is admitted to practise law in Hong Kong and speaks fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). He obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Stephen’s recent experience includes advising:

  • AID Partners Capital Limited on its acquisition of entire issued share capital of HMV Hong Kong Limited, HMV Singapore Pte Ltd and brand rights in Greater China

  • AID Partners Capital Limited on its acquisition of minority stake in Prime Focus World N.V. for a consideration of US$10m and formation of joint venture with Prime Focus Limited

  • BGMC International Limited in connection with its listing on HKSE raising approximately HK$405 million (sponsored by Fortune Financial Capital Limited)

  • BOCI Asia Limited as sponsor and underwriter in connection with the listing of Consun Pharmaceutical Group Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$1.25 billion

  • China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited and CCB International Capital Limited as the joint sponsors and underwriters in connection with the listing of Denox Environmental & Technology Holdings Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$263 million

  • China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited as sponsor and underwriter in connection with the listing of Jiashili Group Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$425 million

  • CITIC Securities Corporate Finance (HK) Limited as sponsor and underwriter and CLSA Limited as global coordinator in connection with the listing of Q Technology (Group) Company Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$802 million

  • Eagle Ride Investments Limited on its HK$270m conditional voluntary cash offer to acquire all shares and to cancel all warrants in Radford Capital Investment Limited which is listed on the HKSE

  • Guotai Junan Capital Limited as sponsor and underwriter in connection with the listing of China Creative Home Group Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$648 million

  • Guotai Junan Capital Limited as sponsor and underwriter in connection with the listing of Wang Tai Holding Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$187 million

  • Guotai Junan Capital Limited as sponsor in connection with the listing of Merry Garden Holdings Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$180 million

  • New World China Land Limited (stock code:917) in its proposed privatisation by way of voluntary conditional cash offers by Easywin Enterprises Corporation Limited

  • New World China Land Limited on its issuance and listing of CNY3bn 5.50 per cent. bonds due 2018 on HKSE in February 2013 (joint lead managers: BOCI and HSBC)

  • New World China Land Limited on its issuance and listing of CNY4.3bn 8.50 per cent. bonds due 2015 on HKSE in April 2012 (joint lead managers: BOCI and HSBC)

  • New World China Land Limited on its proposed privatisation by Easywin Enterprises Corporation Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited, by way of a scheme of arrangement at a cash offer up to HK$18,603million and proposed withdrawal of the listing on HKSE announced in March 2014 (financial adviser to the offeror: HSBC)

  • Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited as sole sponsor and Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited as sole global coordinator in connection with the listing of Nissin Foods Company Limited on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited raising approximately HK$950.8 million

  • Oriental Patron Asia Limited as sponsor and underwriter in connection with the listing of In Construction Holdings Limited on HKSE raising approximately HK$151 million

  • Precision Tsugami (China) Corporation Limited on its listing on HKSE raising up to HK$504 million (sponsored by Halcyon Capital Limited)

  • Quam Capital Limited as sponsor in connection with the listing of the Hypebeast Limited on HKSE raising HK$65 million

  • Sanbase Corporation Limited on its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market ("GEM") of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKSE") raising HKD78 million

  • TEM Holding Limited on its listing on GEM of HKSE raising approximately HK79.5 million (sponsored by RHB Capital Hong Kong Limited)

  • Xiwang Special Steel Company Limited on its listing on HKSE raising approximately HK$1.3bn (sponsored by J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited)

  • Yunnan Water Investment Co., Limited on its listing on HKSE raising up to HK$1,918 million (sponsored by China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited)

Independently rated lawyer - Acritas Stars 2019

Stephen Mok is a very active ECM lawyer with an established track record on cross-border equity listings and issuances. One commentator notes: "He's a senior guy, he knows his stuff." - Chambers Asia Pacific (2019)

"Stephen Mok is a highly experienced ECM lawyer who handles both listings work and regulatory issues. He acted for Chiho-Tiande Group on the cash offers made by China Galaxy International Securities on behalf of USUM Investment Group to acquire all its issued shares and outstanding convertible bonds." - Chambers Asia Pacific (2018)

"Knows all the concerns of the client and is always able to bring pragmatic solutions to the table without delay. His tact, skills and experience in handling tough opponents and the authorities are beyond commendation." - Chambers Asia (2015)

"Responsible, client responsive, technically competent and gives sound advice” - Chambers Asia (2014)

"Very experienced in IPOs and M&A; he is a smart professional who provides very good advice. When it comes to negotiations he always gets good results." - Chambers Asia (2012)

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