Herbert Smith Freehills advises sole sponsor on Leader Education Limited’s Hong Kong IPO 史密夫斐尔作为独家保荐人境外律师为立德教育香港IPO提供法律服务

Leader Education operates Heilongjiang College of Business and Technology and ranked eighth among all private formal higher education service providers in Heilongjiang Province in terms of full-time student enrollment in the 2018/2019 school year.

“We are delighted to have worked with Huatai International on this IPO,” said Beijing managing partner Tom Chau. “The team have collaborated closely to provide seamless service despite travel restrictions and lockdown, combining efforts from our offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and the Joint Operation with Kewei.”

“Our focus on growth sectors has proved to be paid-off in recent years,” said Beijing partner Isaac Chen. “Our dedication to provide quality service and close cooperation among team members particularly during the pandemic outbreak have made the success possible.”

“This is the sixth Hong Kong IPO in which Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei joint operation office has assisted since its establishment one year ago,” said Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei joint operation partner Stanley Xie. “We are delighted to help our clients continue to succeed by offering a legal service that integrates international expertise with local capability.”

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Partners Tom Chau, Isaac Chen and Stanley Xie led the team, assisted by associates Jasper Wang and Weili Zhong, paralegal Diana Wang and Iris Zhu, Huan Meng and Yuanyuan Yin of ALT in Beijing, as well as associate Sean Ji and paralegal Jessica Sun from the joint operation office. Hong Kong senior associates Sherry Lai and Jin Kong, associates Jaime Fong and Afra Li, and trainee Jeffrey Lee also provided support. Joanna Hu led a joint team from Herbert Smith Freehills and Kewei’s Alternative Legal Services businesses (assisted by Selina Wang, Helen Liang, Xiaoli Shi and Ying Song) to provide high-efficiency solutions for document-intensive processes during the offering.

Herbert Smith Freehills has a market leading position to advise PRC education, training and human resource companies on their IPOs. Since 2016, the firm has advised Virscend Education, China New Higher Education, Minsheng Education, Xinhua Education, Shanghai Gench Education Group and Cathay Media & Education Group on their listings.

全球领先的律师事务所史密夫斐尔作为立德教育独家保荐人华泰国际的境外律师,为立德教育在香港联交所主板上市提供法律服务。

按2018/2019学年全日制在校生人数计算,立德教育在黑龙江省所有民办正规高等教育服务供应商中排名第八,旗下经营黑龙江工商学院。

史密夫斐尔北京办公室管理合伙人邹兆麟表示:“我们很高兴在此次IPO中为华泰国际提供法律服务。尽管由于疫情影响差旅受限,我们的团队密切配合,北京、香港以及科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室通力合作,为客户提供了无缝链接的服务。”

史密夫斐尔北京办公室合伙人陈敏表示:“近年来,我们对高增长行业持续关注,实践证明,我们的努力得到了回报。史密夫斐尔致力于为客户提供高质量服务,而团队成员之间的紧密配合,特别是在新冠疫情爆发期间的无缝合作,使这些成为可能。”

科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室合伙人谢守德指出:“这是科伟和史密夫斐尔联营办公室设立一年来参与完成的第六笔香港市场IPO。我们很高兴为客户提供国际专业知识与本地能力相结合的综合法律服务,并帮助他们不断取得成功。”

合伙人邹兆麟、陈敏和谢守德率领律师团队为此次上市提供法律服务。主要团队成员包括北京办公室王建平 (Associate)、钟卫利 (Associate)、王黛娜 (Paralegal)、朱梓萱 (Paralegal),替代性法律服务部门孟幻和尹圆圆,上海联营办公室季晓源 (Associate) 和孙菁 (Paralegal),香港办公室黎翠芬 (Senior Associate)、孔瑾 (Senior Associate)、方靖颐 (Associate)、李宝卿 (Associate) 和李柏濠 (Trainee)。胡西瑞率领的史密夫斐尔和科伟替代性法律服务 (ALT) 联合团队 (主要成员包括王思颖、梁琳、施晓黎和宋颖) 在发售期间为文件密集处理工作提供高效率的解决方案。

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史密夫斐尔在为中国教育、培训以及人力资源企业上市提供法律服务方面处于市场领先地位。从2016年开始,史密夫斐尔大中华区资本市场团队已经为成实外教育、中国新高教集团、民生教育、中国新华教育、上海建桥教育集团、华夏视听教育等多家中国教育公司IPO提供法律顾问服务。



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