Sidley has also provided advice on many innovative structures and approaches not previously deployed in this region. In recent years, we have worked on several award-winning high yield debt transactions, representing investment banks as well as issuers, many of whom are based in the P.R.C. Our client service is distinguished by a unique combination of extensive, practical experience, in-depth familiarity with local laws and business practices, and international execution capability from an integrated platform in the China region rarely seen in other firms.
Since January 2010, Sidley has been counsel to issuers and underwriters on over 85 high-yield debt capital markets transactions in Asia Pacific totaling more than US$35 billion. Thomson Reuters ranked Sidley in 2013 Q1 as the number one legal adviser on Asia Pacific Bonds transactions representing issuers, based both on the total value of transactions and the number of transactions.
In addition to conventional high-yield transactions, our work includes acquisition and mezzanine financings, venture capital and PIPE financings, balance sheet restructurings, hedging, debt and equity derivatives, debt and equity repurchases, tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations.
Sidley’s commitment to the China region, combined with lawyers with extensive product knowledge, provides us with a solid understanding of the markets and enhances our ability to deliver practical solutions to issues faced by our local, regional and international clients.