Experience
Ms. Angela Ho has extensive experience from her many years in the legal and finance fields.  Her cases include the following roles:

         
 

Initial Public Offerings

     
 
    • As company's lawyer for listing of Hi-Level Technology Holdings Limited on GEM in December 2015
    • As companyís 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 by a listed company
    • Issue of US$150 million guaranteed convertible bonds by a listed company
    • Issue of US$160 million 3.25% convertible preference shares by a listed company
    • Issue of US$80 million guaranteed bonds by a listed company
    • Securitization 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 issue for a listed company; amount raised: HK$7.6 million
    • As financial adviser and underwriter of rights issues for a listed company in home appliances retail business; amount raised: HK$48.6 million
    • As legal adviser for Issue of warrants for a listed company; amount raised: HK$473 million
 
         
 

Share Placements

     
 
    • As financial adviser and placing agent for placement of shares for a listed company; amount raised: HK$130 million
    • As financial adviser and placing agent for placement of shares for a listed company; amount raised: HK$51 million
 
         
 

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 a listed company
    • As financial adviser for share subscription of $150 million and application for whitewash of a listed company
    • As financial adviser for the debt restructuring of a listed company
    • As legal adviser to implement a schemes of arrangement for a listed company
    • As legal adviser for the debt restructuring of a listed company
    • As legal adviser in the takeover of a listed 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 issuerís 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 sponsorís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Gourmet Master Co. Ltd. (TPE2723) on Taiwan Stock Exchange
    • As sponsorís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Parade Technologies, Ltd. (TWO4966) on GreTai Securities Market
    • As issuerís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of On-Bright Electronics Incorporated (TWO4947) on GreTai Securities Market
    • As issuerís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Eastern Technologies Holding Limited (TPE5225) on Taiwan Stock Exchange
    • As issuerís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of Airmate (Cayman) International Co. Limited on Taiwan Stock Exchange
    • As issuerís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of a Bio-technology company on Taiwan Stock Exchange
    • As sponsorís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing of a catering and beverage company on GreTai Securities Market
    • As sponsorís counsel advising Hong Kong legal issues for listing a salt industry company on Taiwan Stock Exchange
 
 

Highlights of some of the major transactions handled by Firmus Fung

Initial public offerings of shares of overseas registered companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange:

 
  • As companyís lawyer for listing of a manufacturer engages in the production and sale of paperboard and related downstream paper and packaging products in the PRC
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a knitwear manufacturer
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production and sale of cotton yarn and grey fabric
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in foundation works related business
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing and sales of precision metal components used in a variety of applications
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in trade shows and exhibitions organiser
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of electronic products
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of household appliances, food and beverage products and tissue products
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of leather products
  • As company's lawyer for listing of Kingboard Chemical Holdings Limited, a company engages in the production of laminate boards
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production and distribution of laser disc and video tapes
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in selling photographic equipment
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in jewelry manufacturing and distribution
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in computer software distribution
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of outerwear garments
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production of textiles
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of LCD products
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production of healthcare products
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of power tools
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production of innerwear as well as other apparel products
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production and sale of organic compound fertilizer products
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production connectivity products for computers and computer peripheral products
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the environmental protection
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the biopharmaceutical technology development businesses
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the Internet online / technology and e-commerce
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the cable manufacturing systems and telecom network access equipment
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in investment in securities
 
 
Initial public offerings of H shares of PRC registered companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange:
     
 
  • As sponsor’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the production of pharmaceutical products
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of tractors
  • As company’s lawyer for listing of a company engages in the manufacturing of iron & steel products
 
 
Over the years, Firmus has also acted for a number of Hong Kong listed companies in the following transactions:
     
 
  • As legal adviser in successfully obtaining an appointment of receivers the High Court for the company
  • As legal adviser on a yearly retaining basis
  • As legal adviser in respect of notifiable transactions
  • As legal adviser in respect of takeovers and mergers and acquisitions
  • As legal adviser in respect of secondary and other fund raising activities such as redeemable preference shares issues, convertible loan notes issues, rights issues, share placements, bonus issue of shares and warrants, and placing and subscription of shares
  • Advising on Companies Ordinance and Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance compliances
  • Advising on Securities and Futures Ordinance's compliances
  • Advising on Listing Rules' and Takeovers Code's compliances
  • Advising on work-outs and debt restructuring
 
 
Apart from Hong Kong listed companies, Firmus has also acted for reputable U.S. based and Germany based multinational corporations, local telecommunications companies, multinational advertising companies, private aircraft management and maintenance company, investment companies and other PRC and Hong Kong small and medium enterprises in various kinds of commercial transactions involving the following:
     
 
  • Agreements for sale and purchase of private jets
  • Management agreements for private jets
  • Framework agreements
  • Agreements for the sale and purchase of shares, assets or businesses
  • Entertainment related agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Artiste agreements
  • Franchising, licensing and distribution agreements
  • Indemnity agreements
  • Trademark and licence agreements
  • Technology and knowhow transfer agreements
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Supply agreements
  • Escrow agent agreements
  • Terms and conditions for trade promotion programs
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Corporate restructuring agreements
  • Licence application under Securities and Futures Ordinance
  • Company secretarial and administrative services including the provision of registered office and nominee shareholders services
  • Companies liquidation, winding up and de-registration procedures
  • Finance, taxation and employment issues
  • Money lending and loan transactions
  • Structure, establishment and/or incorporation of local, overseas and offshore companies, subsidiaries, representative offices, partnerships and sole proprietorships
  • Share option schemes
  • Investment and custodian agreements
 
 
Angela Ho and Associates also provide legal assistance on matters such as conveyancing and tenancy, intellectual property rights, litigation, and providing advice on general commercial matters.
 
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