Ke Huang

Ke Huang

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., 1996)
State University of New York at Buffalo (B.S., 1996)
Northwestern University (J.D., 2008)

Bar Admissions

New York

Ke is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP. Ke’s practice focuses on international capital markets and related transactions.

Ke has particular experience representing issuers and underwriters in Rule 144A and Regulation S international equity and debt offerings throughout Asia, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Prior to joining MoFo, Ke worked in an international law firm’s Hong Kong office. Ke is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Representative Experience

EMC Transactions
  • Hangzhou-based real estate company
    Represented this entity in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Pre-revenue biopharmaceutical companies
    Represented these companies in their IPO and listing or proposed IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. These companies focus on various medical fields, including immune-oncology, autoimmune, AIDs, and cardiovascular.
  • Aesthetic medical company
    Represented this entity in its proposed IPO and listing on NASDAQ.
  • Underwriters (with drafting responsibility)
    Represented these underwriters on a private education provider’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company was the first company to submit a listing application after “Draft Revision of the Regulations on the Implementation of the Law for Promoting Private Education” was issued by MOJ.
  • International underwriters
    Several representations, including:
    • A technology company’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is a telecom software provider.
    • The OIPO and listing of two game publishing companies and proposed IPO of a game developing company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Hospital group
    Represented three hospital groups in Henan, Hebei, and Guangdong in their proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Municipal bank
    Represented this financial institution in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Refinery engineering company
    Represented this entity on its landmark US$1.8 billion Hong Kong IPO, which was the largest IPO in 2013 at the date of listing.
DCM Transactions
  • PRC real estate company
    Represented this entity’s debut issuance of a high-yield bond.
  • Underwriters
    Several representation, including:
    • A Chinese bank’s issue of the AT1 preference shares in three tranches. This issue is the first Asian AT1 offering in three currencies, the first in euros from an Asian bank and the first Asian AT1 offering in Rule 144A/Reg S format. The RMB tranche is also the first offshore RMB denominated AT1 offering and the largest non-sovereign RMB denominated securities offering as of the time of the issuance. 
    • A major state-owned asset management company’s US$1 billion dual-tranche bond offering.
  • Local government-financing vehicle
    Represented a Tianjin-based local government-financing vehicle’s debut bond offering.
  • Steel company
    Represented this entity on its US$500 million zero-coupon bond exchangeable into the H shares of a Chinese bank. It is the first oversea issuance of an exchangeable bond from a Chinese company.
  • International underwriters
    Several representations, including:
    • A major SOE’s concurrent offering of U.S. dollar and euro‑denominated Notes. The Rule 144A/Reg S US$1.3 billion Notes are the first to feature a full guarantee from China and are the first to be eligible for listing in the emerging market bond index. The Reg S EUR500 million Notes represent the company’s inaugural euro-denominated debt issuance.
    • The largest U.S. dollar perpetual capital securities offering by an Asian issuer at the time and a EUR1.75 billion euro-denominated perpetual capital securities, which was the first Asian borrower to issue a euro-denominated perpetual.
    • A Shanghai SOE’s inaugural offshore debt issuance.

Representative Matters

ECM Transactions

  • Represented a Hangzhou-based real estate company in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a pre-revenue biopharmaceutical company in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a real estate company’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a number of pre-revenue biopharmaceutical company in their proposed IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. These companies focus on various medical fields, including immune-oncology, autoimmune, AIDs and cardiovascular.
  • Represented an aesthetic medical company in its proposed IPO and listing on NASDAQ.
  • Represented a medical equipment company’s proposed IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented an international underwriter (with drafting responsibility) on a mobile internet company’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a Hangzhou-based technology company in its proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is an internet technology solution provider.
  • Represented underwriters (with drafting responsibility) on a private education provider’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company was the first company to submit a listing application after “Draft Revision of the Regulations on the Implementation of the Law for Promoting Private Education” was issued by MOJ.
  • Represented an international underwriter on a technology company’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is a telecom software provider.
  • Represented international underwriters on the IPO and listing of a game publishing company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented international underwriters on the proposed IPO and listing of a number of game companies.
  • Represented international underwriters on a retail chain store’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a hospital group in Henan in its proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented international underwriters on a clothing company’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented international underhewriters (with drafting responsibility) on a hydropower generator’s proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented international underwriters on the IPO and listing of a game publishing company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a hospital group in Guangdong in its proposed IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a municipal bank in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 
  • Represented Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group on its Hong Kong IPO.
  • Represented a refinery engineering company on its landmark US$1.8 billion Hong Kong IPO, which was the largest IPO in 2013 at the date of listing.

DCM Transactions

  • Represented a PRC real estate company’s proposed private placement of a high-yield bond.
  • Represented a local government-financing vehicle in Guangxi on its proposed debut bond offering.
  • Represented an Indonesian media company on its high-yield offering and exchange offer.
  • Represented a placing agent in a PRC conglomerate’s proposed private placement of high-yield notes.
  • Represented the trustee in a real estate company’s due-tranche offering of high-yield notes and subsequent consent solicitation to modify its previously issued notes.
  • Represented a U.S.-listed company in its offering of high-yield notes.
  • Represented underwriters to a Chinese bank’s issue of the AT1 preference shares in three tranches. This issue is the first Asian AT1 offering in three currencies, the first in euros from an Asian bank and the first Asian AT1 offering in Rule 144A/Reg S format. The RMB tranche is also the first offshore RMB denominated AT1 offering and the largest non-sovereign RMB denominated securities offering as of the time of the issuance. 
  • Represented a Hong Kong issuer in its private placement of senior notes to a global investment bank.
  • Represented a Tianjin-based local government-financing vehicle’s debut bond offering.
  • Represented a steel company on its US$500 million zero-coupon bond exchangeable into the H shares of a Chinese bank. It is the first oversea issuance of an exchangeable bond from a Chinese company.
  • Represented a Guangdong-based SOE’s debut issuance of US$500 million bond, which was issued under a credit enhancement structure of a standby letter of credit.
  • Represented underwriters on a major state-owned asset management company’s US$1 billion dual-tranche bond offering.
  • Represented international underwriters on a Hong Kong company’s US$1 billion offering.
  • Represented international underwriters for a Shanghai SOE’s inaugural offshore debt issuance.
  • Represented international underwriters for a steel company’s credit enhanced notes.
  • Represented international underwriters for a Hong Kong company’s US$3.5 billion dual-tranche bond and EUR1.5 billion concurrent offering.
  • Represented a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company in its convertible bonds issued in 2014.
  • Represented international underwriters on a major SOE’s concurrent offering of U.S. dollar and euro‑denominated Notes. The Rule 144A/Reg S US$1.3 billion Notes are the first to feature a full guarantee from China and are the first to be eligible for listing in the emerging market bond index. The Reg S EUR500 million Notes represent the company’s inaugural euro-denominated debt issuance.
  • Represented a Hong Kong company on its US$350 million bond issuance, which was issued under a credit enhancement structure of a keepwell deed and an equity interest purchase undertaking from its parent.
  • Represented international underwriters for Renminbi bond offerings by a Singapore Stock Exchange listed company.
  • Represented international underwriters on a EUR1.75 billion euro-denominated perpetual capital securities, which was the first Asian borrower to issue a euro-denominated perpetual.
  • Represented international underwriters on Renminbi bond offering by a Taiwan company.
  • Represented international underwriters on a perpetual capital issuance by a Philippine company, which was the second hybrid capital issuance from the Philippines.
  • Represented international underwriters on the largest U.S. dollar perpetual capital securities offering by an Asian issuer at the time.

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