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Angela M. K. HOConsultant
Angela M. K. HO          ( 何文琪  律師 )
 
Angela graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a law degree in 1984 and obtained an MBA at Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. She was admitted Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 1989.  She has been practising law for more than 24 years and has spent 4 years working in an investment bank, where she was promoted to managing director. She returned to private legal practice in 2005.
 
Angela has extensive experience in corporate finance and restructuring laws. She has advised numerous companies on public listings, including H-Share and red-chip listings. While working in an investment bank, Angela acted as sponsors and financial advisers and has therefore acquired an insider’s knowledge of the roles played by various intermediaries in the listing process. She has also gained experience in corporate restructuring, having successfully advised Guangdong Investment Limited on the injection by its parent, Guangdong Enterprises, of the Dongjiang Water Project, UDL Holdings Limited on its 24 Schemes of Arrangement, and obtained conditional resumption for listed companies whose shares were suspended from trading, recent examples being Shenyang Public Utilities Holdings Company Limited and Cypress Jade Agricultural Holdings Limited. 
 
Angela is also admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales, Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria), and the Republic of Singapore. 
 
Highlights of some of major cases handled by Angela Ho Initial Public Offerings 
Processing a Hong Kong Company for Main Board listing currently and answering requisitions/queries from HKEx.
Submitting a transfer application to Main Board from GEM for a HK company 
Assisting one import and export company targeted to be listed on Hong Kong Mainboard in 2019
As company’s lawyer for listing of Hi-Level Technology Holdings Limited on GEM in December 2015
As company’s lawyer for listing of Goldenmars Technology Holdings Limited on GEM on 9 September 2013
As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of UKF (Holdings) Limited on GEM on 24 August 2012
As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of China Print Power Group Limited on Main Board in July 2011
As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of Carpenter Tan Holdings Limited on Main Board in December 2009
As sponsor for listing of A & K Educational Software Holdings on GEM in August 2004
As sponsor for listing of Vertex Communications & Technology Group Limited on GEM in October 2002
As co-sponsor for H-share listing of Mudan Automobile Shares Company Limited on GEM in December 2001
As joint sponsor for listing of First Mobile Group Holdings Limited on GEM in December 2000
As company’s lawyer for listing of Yip’s Pota International Company Limited on Main Board in January 1997
As company’s lawyer for listing of Lee & Man Handbags Holding Limited on Main Board in May 1997
As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of Solartech Internationals Holdings Limited on Main Board in December 1996
Debt Issues (all as legal adviser)
Issue of HK$120 million convertible bonds 
Issue of US$35,000,000, 9.25% guaranteed notes due 2010
Issue of US$150 million guaranteed convertible bonds
Issue of US$160 million 3¼% convertible preference shares
Issue of US$80 million guaranteed bonds
Securitisation of accounts receivables of HK$540 million
 
Warrants and rights issues
As legal adviser of an energy group for Issue of Unlisted Warrants, amount raised HK$799 million
As legal adviser of rights issue, amount raised HK$101 million
As financial adviser and underwriter of rights issues for UDL Holdings Limited, amount raised HK$7.6million
As financial adviser and underwriter of rights issues for a listed company in home appliances retail business, amount raised HK$48.6million
As legal adviser for Issue of Warrants for a property developer, amount raised HK$473 million
 
Share placements
As financial adviser and placing agent for placement of shares, amount raised HK$130million
As financial adviser and placing agent for placement of shares, amount raised HK$51million
 
Takeovers
As legal adviser of the sole subscriber in relation to the share subscription of $1billion and application for whitewash waiver of an information technology investment company listed in Hong Kong
As legal adviser for share subscription of $480million and placement of convertible bonds in the amount of $430 million of a listed company in the business of exploitation and trading natural resources
As legal adviser for share and convertible bond subscription of $2.5billion and application for whitewash waiver of a financial investment company listed in Hong Kong
As legal adviser of offeree in the business of industrial engineering
As legal adviser of offeror in the business of operating an oilfield
As legal adviser of offeree in the business of travel agency
As legal adviser of offeree in the business of manufacturing pipeline
As financial adviser of offerors for GO of a listed company in the media business
As financial adviser of offerors for GO of China Strategic Holdings Ltd.
As financial adviser and placing agent of offeror for GO of Hikari Tsushin
As financial adviser for share subscription of $150million and application for whitewash of E-life International Limited
As financial adviser for the debt restructuring of Honko International Holdings Limited
As legal adviser to implement a scheme of arrangement for UDL Holdings Limited 
As legal adviser for the debt restructuring of a water company listed in Hong Kong
As legal adviser in the takeover of a printing company in which a GO was made
 
Resumption
As lawyer for the resumption of Cypress Jade Agricultural Holdings Limited (875)
As lawyer for the resumption of Shenyang Public Utility Holdings Co. Ltd (747), the first Main Board listed H-share company successfully obtaining a resumption after reaching stage 4 of the delisting process
As lawyer for the restructuring and reorganization of Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Ltd.(59)
As lawyer for the white knight in the resumption of Ocean Grand Chemicals Holdings Limited (2882), which has successfully obtained a resumption after reaching stage 3 of the delisting process
First as financial adviser, then as lawyer for eCyberChina Holdings Limited (254), the first company successfully obtained a resumption after reaching stage 4 of the delisting process.
As lawyer for the restructuring and reorganization of the holding company and the 24 subsidiaries of the UDL, and has successfully obtained the court approval to stop over 30 banks and corporations from winding-up the group
As lawyer for the Dongjiang Water Project which was invested by Guandong Investment Limited and led by Wang QiShan and Wu Jie Si 
 
Acquisitions of mines and energy related companies
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a titanium dioxide and iron mine in ShanXi in the PRC for a consideration of HK$1,680,000,000
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a gold mine in HeNan in the PRC for a consideration of HK$1,380,000,000
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a gold mine in YunNan in the PRC for a consideration of RMB335,000,000
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a coal mine in ShanXi in the PRC for a consideration of HK$720,000,000
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a gold mine in Inner Mongolia in the PRC for a consideration of HK$319,996,500
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a copper and molybdenum mine in Inner Mongolia in the PRC for a consideration of HK$300,000,000
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of an Oil & Gas company in the PRC for a consideration of HK$218,000,000
Issued a report in relation to an acquisition of a mine in HeiLongJiang in the PRC
Advised on an acquisition of mine transaction in Suriname
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a coalbed methane mine
 
Other Acquisitions
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of an agricultural business in the PRC for a consideration of HK$143 million
As legal adviser of a listed company to acquire a beauty technology from a Korean company for a consideration of HK$360 million 
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a money lending business in HK
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a cordyceps manufacturing business in the PRC
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of a paper factory in the PRC
As legal adviser of a U.S. fund for an acquisition of a hospital chain in the PRC
As legal adviser of a listed company for an acquisition of cemetery companies in the PRC
 
Insolvency & Restructuring
Advised a listed company for winding up of its insolvent subsidiary and appointing provisional liquidators of its insolvent subsidiary
Advised a subsidiary of a Japan listed company to enforce an arbitral award and petition to wind up its debtor
Advised a listed company for restructuring of its bridge loan at the amount of HK$220 million 
 
Other Corporate transactions
As legal adviser of a listed company for an open offer, amount raised HK$60 million
As legal adviser of a listed company for a disposal of a digital television business at approximately HK$360 million 
As legal adviser of a listed company for a disposal of a sale of fabric, garment and accessories business at approximately HK$50 million
As legal adviser of a client for a disposal of a beverage company in TianJin in the PRC
As legal adviser of a listed company for a general offer at approximately HK$342 million 
As legal adviser of a listed company for a disposal of a shopping mall in Inner Mongolia in the PRC
As financial adviser of Ocean Grand Holdings Ltd. for its spin-off of Ocean Grand Chemicals Holdings Ltd.
A red-chip company (as legal adviser)
- Acquisition of shares in a property company
- Connected transaction to acquire equity interests in a hotel
- Reduction of share premium account
A project developer (as legal adviser)
- Acquisition of 3 hotels located in different parts of the world and 181 units of services apartment
- Re-domicile
- Acted in its purchase of interest in a company holding a resort in Vietnam
A listed company (as legal adviser)
- Sale and purchase of a transport company
- Settlement agreement of shares where shares are issued in satisfaction of debts of the Group
- Reduction of par value of shares and amendments of bye-laws and adoption of share option scheme 
Acted for an investor in its acquisition of shares in a property management company
Acted for a premium products manufacturing company in the sale of its shares
 
Taiwan Listing Experiences
 
As legal adviser of rights issues, local convertible bonds issuance and issuer’s counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of a company manufacturing and distributing of casting products of ductile iron casting and gray cast iron on Taiwan Stock Exchange; 
As sponsor’s counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Gourmet Master Co. Ltd. (TPE2723) on Taiwan Stock Exchange
As sponsor’s counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Parade Technologies, Ltd. (TWO4966) on GreTai Securities Market
As issuer’s counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of On-Bright Electronics Incorporated (TWO4947) on GreTai Securities Market
As issuer’s counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Eastern Technologies Holding Limited (TPE5225) on Taiwan Stock Exchange
As issuer’s counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Airmate (Cayman) International Co. Limited on Taiwan Stock Exchange
 
EDUCATION AND LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Bachelor of Laws, University of Hong Kong, 1984
Post Graduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong, 1985
Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong since 1989
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales since 1991
Solicitor and Barrister of Australian Capital Territory, Australia since 1991 
Solicitor and Advocate of the Republic of Singapore since 1995
Solicitor and Barrister of New South Wales and Victoria, Australia since 1996