Central China Real Estate Limited’ $132 Million Share Offering


O’Melveny represented Central China Real Estate Limited (CCRE) in its issuance of new shares to Joy Bright Investments Limited and third party subscribers.


Joy Bright Investments Limited is solely and beneficially owned by CCRE’s chairman and executive director, Mr. Wu Po Sum. Upon closing of the transaction, Mr. Wu would control over 50% of CCRE. The transaction involved a whitewash waiver application under the Hong Kong Takeovers Code and has been approved by independent shareholders.

CCRE is a Hong Kong-listed real estate development company and is a leading property developer in China’s Henan province. In addition to residential and commercial properties, it also invests in hotels and cultural tourism projects.

The O’Melveny team was led by partner Edwin Kwok (Picture) and included counsel Lillian Cheung, associate Wendy Kan, and trainee solicitor Edward Poon.

Involved fees earner: Edwin Kwok – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Lillian Cheung – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Wendy Kan – O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Law Firms: O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Clients: Central China Real Estate Limited;

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Author: Michael Patrini