CHONG Hong Chiang is a Partner in the China Practice and Equity Capital Markets Practice.

Her main practice areas are equity capital market transactions (including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings such as placements and rights issue), mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.

Hong Chiang started practising law in 1999 focusing on equity capital markets transactions (including Chinese businesses listings in Singapore, dual listings in Hong Kong and Singapore and Taiwan listings). In the interim period, she left legal practice for 9 years and was an independent consultant. As a consultant, Hong Chiang focused on fund-raisings, listings, joint ventures, general corporate transactions and M&A activities particularly in the China market, with an aim to provide holistic solutions to her clients. She was also retained as a consultant of a state-owned-enterprise which is the provincial investment arm of the State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council to consult on, amongst others, listing overseas and joint ventures with overseas businesses.

Hong Chiang graduated from the National University of Singapore. She is admitted to the Singapore Bar and was also called to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales.

Significant transactions that Hong Chiang has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • Fujian Zhenyun Plastics Industry Co., Ltd. in its initial public offering of new "S" shares, which raised gross proceeds of approximately S$21.7 million. This is the third "S" share listing in Singapore at the time of listing.
  • Medtecs International Corporation Limited as Singapore legal adviser in their application to the Taiwan Stock Exchange for the listing of Taiwan Depository Receipts ("TDRs") which were converted from existing ordinary shares in the capital of Medtecs International Corporation Limited. The TDRs are listed and traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
  • Sound Global Ltd., as Singapore counsel, in its dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange initially via a global offering of new shares but subsequently via an Introduction.
  • China New Town Development Company Limited (CNTD) in the repurchase of an aggregate RMB593 million in principal amount of senior notes (the "Senior Notes Purchase"). The Senior Notes Purchase included the cash payment for an aggregate amount of RMB229.7 million and the issue and allotment of the 229,586,468 new shares to the noteholders.
  • United Envirotech Ltd. (UEL) in its placement of up to 40,000,000 new shares (the "Placement Shares") at an issue price of S$0.4275 per Placement Share to raise gross proceeds of approximately S$17.1 million.
  • J.P. Morgan (S.E.A.) Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Development Bank of Singapore Ltd. (DBS Bank), as joint underwriters and bookrunners, in the initial public offering of Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust). This is Singapore's first listed Indian property trust, comprising a Regulation S international offering, which raised gross proceeds of approximately S$549.5 million.

Related Practices

  • China
  • Equity Capital Markets