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Guiping Lu

Partner
+852.2230.3580
Fax +852.2511.9515
Guiping Lu is a partner in the firm’s capital markets practice with over 15 years of experience. His practice focuses on international debt and equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other corporate finance transactions.

In the area of debt capital markets, Mr. Lu has advised investment banks and issuers in connection with offerings of various types of debt securities including high yield and investment-grade bonds with different credit enhancement structures, convertible and exchangeable bonds, medium term notes, and liability management transactions. Issuers he has represented include both state-owned companies (including local government finance vehicles) and privately-held companies in different industries.

Mr. Lu has advised underwriters and issuers in U.S. and Hong Kong IPOs and follow-on offerings. He has also advised Chinese issuers in connection with their post-listing regulatory and SEC compliance matters.

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Lu represents buyers, sellers and financial advisors in various types of transactions. He has also advised the special committee, private equity sponsors and founders in going-private transactions involving US-listed companies with operations in China.

Mr. Lu’s private equity and other corporate finance transaction experience primarily involves representing private equity funds and venture capital firms in investing in Chinese companies directly or in offshore “red-chip” companies with operations in China. He has also represented these investors in trade sales, including block trades.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Lu heads the Hong Kong office of a reputable Chinese firm. Before that he was in the capital markets practice group of another international firm for a number of years focusing his practice on international debt and equity offerings and advising on various U.S. securities law matters.

Debt Capital Markets
  • Advising investment banks and issuers in connection with offerings of various types of debt securities including high-yield and investment-grade bonds with different credit enhancement structures (letter of support, keepwell, equity interest purchase undertaking, liquidity support and standby letter of credit), convertible and exchangeable bonds, and medium term notes.
  • Advising an issuer in respect of its exchange offer for bonds listed on the International Stock Exchange.
  • Advising an issuer in respect of amending the terms and conditions of bonds listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchanges including extending the maturity date of the bonds.
  • Advising an investment bank in connection with the solicitation of consent by holders of bonds to waiving certain restrictions under the terms and conditions of bonds.
Equity Capital Markets
  • Advising underwriters and issuers in U.S. and Hong Kong IPOs and follow-on offerings involving such companies as NNK, Fuyao Glass, Huishang Bank, Tudou, China Kanghui, China Sunergy, Top Spring, Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel, LDK, Chartered Semiconductor and Intime Department Store.
M&A and Private Equity
  • Advising public and private companies in their M&A transactions, including a German company in acquiring a Hong Kong company and a PRC company, a Singaporean company in acquiring a Hong Kong company, an Australian company in acquiring a Hong Kong company, Tudou as its SEC compliance counsel in merging with Youku, and the special committees, private equity sponsors and founders in going private transactions involving US-listed Chinese companies, such as Ninetowns, ShangPharma and Shanda Games.
  • Advising private equity funds and venture capital firms in investing in Chinese companies directly or in offshore “red-chip” companies with operations in China and in trade sales of their portfolio companies, including an international PE fund in investing in a Chinese company in the healthcare industry, an RMB PE fund in investing in a Chinese company in the logistics industry, an international PE fund in investing Chinese companies in the renewable energy industry, a Chinese company in its Series A and Series B financing transactions, a Hong Kong company in its Series A and Series B financing transactions, a PE fund in its proposed purchase of McDonald’s China business, an International PE fund in its Series C investment in a red-chip company with operations in Shanghai, a PE fund and a sovereign fund in their investment in Alibaba, venture capital firms in various trade sales and block trades.