NAME:  Fangzhou (Ark) Bao
LAW FIRM: AllBright Law Offices
PRACTICE AREAS: Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Real estate

Fangzhou (Ark) Bao of AllBright Law Offices brings home asialaw’s lawyer of the month for August for his contribution to the initial public offering (IPO) of Hua Hong Semiconductor.

Fangzhou (Ark) Bao, a senior partner with AllBright Law Offices, led a team to advise major underwriters on the IPO of Hua Hong Semiconductor, China’s second largest chip maker, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on 7 August. With $2.96 billion raised, Hong Hua was the largest new equity sale in the Asia Pacific region and the second largest IPO in the world this year.

The importance and symbolism of the deal is evident amid the current competition for technology supremacy between China and the US.

A seasoned practitioner for capital markets and corporate and M&A transactions, Bao is also well-versed in real estate-related matters. He is legal counsel to over ten investment institutions that involve real estate assets and has assisted numerous real estate companies in obtaining strategic investments, and share and trust financing.

Bao has advised on several renowned PE and VC investment projects. Apart from currently advising many SOEs and MNCs, he serves as an independent director of several listed companies.

Bao is ranked as a Distinguished practitioner for Corporate and M&A on asialaw.