Renee Xiong’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions and debt restructurings. In corporate finance transactions, she is a driving force of Sidley’s debt capital markets practice, representing both issuers and underwriters in high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings and more traditional loan arrangements. Her practice has also included liability management and distressed debt restructurings relating to multiple types of debt instruments. Renee has also been instrumental to Sidley’s equity capital markets practice in Hong Kong and represented both issuers and underwriters in equity offerings, including initial public offerings on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. In addition, Renee has represented sellers and buyers in strategic business combinations and acquisitions, as well as going-private transactions. Renee passed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants exams in 2004 and is familiar with corporate finance matters.
Renee has been recognized as a “Leading Individual” in capital markets (debt and high-yield) by Chambers Greater China Region, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and is also recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. “Renee possesses excellent knowledge and experience and provides constructive comments and assistance whenever required. She and her team are always available to help quickly at a high level of professionalism to get the job completed on time,” said a client who was quoted in Chambers Greater China Region 2023 edition. Another praised: “I haven’t seen any lawyer work so hard on all the details to make sure they serve the client’s best interests.” Clients also noted in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 that she is “very impressive” and “knows exactly what goes on at each stage of her transaction. Renee is regarded by clients as “one of the best capital markets counsel.”
China Business Law Journal named Renee to its “A-List Top 100 Lawyers” 2020-2022. She is also recognized by IFLR1000 2021 for debt capital markets work. In addition, Renee was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Who’s Who Legal 2016 and 2017 in Capital Markets: Debt and Equity. Who’s Who Legal also identified her as “a world-class capital markets lawyer” and “her knowledge of global debt and equity offerings is ‘second to none.’”
Renee speaks fluent English and Mandarin.