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Christina Lee

Christina S.M. Lee

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Christina Lee is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and the Co-Head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice Group in Hong Kong and China.

Practice Focus

She practices mainly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience in both public and private mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers and privatizations, strategic investments and joint ventures. She is knowledgeable in equity fund raisings and regulatory compliance for Hong Kong-listed companies, including resumption of trading under the delisting regime of the Listing Rules.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Orient Capital (Hong Kong) Limited as the sole financial adviser and Orient Securities (Hong Kong) Limited as the sole global coordinator, sole bookrunner and sole lead manager, on DFZQ's H share rights issue raising RMB 12.6 billion.

  • Advised Jin Jiang International Holding Company Limited on the HKD 4.3 billion privatization of Shanghai Jin Jiang Capital Company Limited (Stock Code: 2006) by way of merger by absorption under PRC law.

  • Advised CMB International Capital Limited, as financial adviser to the offeror, on the privatization of Bestway Global Holding Inc. (Stock Code: 3358) by way of scheme of arrangement for HKD 1.029 billion.

  • Advised CICC, as financial adviser to a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (as offeror), on the proposed privatization of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (Stock Code: 1829) for HKD 3.4 billion.

  • Advised China Evergrande Group (Stock Code: 3333) on its disposal of 2.66% shares in China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Limited (Stock Code: 708) for a consideration of approximately HKD 10.6 billion.

  • Advised Sing Tao News Corporation Limited (Stock Code: 1105) on its HKD 370 million acquisition by Vast Resources International Limited.

  • Advised China Ruyi Holdings Limited (formerly HengTen Networks Group Limited) (Stock Code: 136) on its HKD 7.2 billion acquisition of Virtual Cinema Entertainment Limited which produces films and TV series and develops online streaming platforms.

  • Advised Hengxing Gold Holding Company Limited (Stock Code: 2303) in relation to a privatization proposal taken out by Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd. (H Share) (Stock Code 1787) by way of a scheme of arrangement.

  • Advising AVIC International Holding Corporation to successfully privatise AVIC International Holdings Limited (H Share) (Stock Code: 161) by way of a voluntary general offer followed by a merger by absorption.

  • Advised China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Limited (Stock Code: 708) in relation to its investment and acquisitions of the electronic vehicle related business, including the acquisitions of Faraday Future Inc., National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB and Shanghai CENAT New Energy Company Limited and establishment of joint venture with Koenigsegg Automotive AB. 

Professional Honors

  • Women Leader (Hong Kong) – IFLR1000 (2022)
  • Leading Lawyer (Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms), China/Hong Kong), Chambers Greater China Region, 2022 
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer (Capital Markets, Hong Kong) - IFLR1000 (2014-2022)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer (Mergers and Acquisitions, Hong Kong) – IFLR1000 (2014-2022)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer (Financial Services Regulatory, Hong Kong) – IFLR1000 (2014-2022)
  • Acritas Star Lawyer (Hong Kong), 2017-2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Hong Kong

Admissions

  • Hong Kong (2000)
  • Australian Capital Territory~Australia (1997)

Education

  • University of New South Wales (Bachelor of Commerce) (1996)
  • University of New South Wales (LL.B.) (1996)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Firm Committee Memberships

  • Co-Head, Capital Markets Practice Group