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Daniel Fertig
Partner
 
ICBC Tower – 35th Floor
3 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong  
 
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Phone: +852-2514-7660
Fax: +852-2869-7694
Based in China, Partner Daniel Fertig focuses his practice on a mix of equity and debt securities offerings, as well as M&A transactions. His work on securities offerings includes U.S. registered offerings and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. The issuers he represents are based both in mainland China and in Taiwan. He also advises public companies on corporate governance and regulatory matters. Daniel is fluent in Mandarin. Before joining the bar, he studied Mandarin in Beijing and Taiwan, and worked as a translator overseas. He holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia.

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Work Highlights
  • The joint placement agents in the approximately $1.8 billion private placement of convertible preference shares by Alibaba Group Holding Limited
  • Focus Media in its $170 million IPO and NASDAQ listing, five follow-on offerings totaling approximately $2.4 billion, various M&A transactions and its subsequent $3.5 billion going-private transaction
  • Underwriters led by Goldman Sachs in the $1.04 billion IPO and NASDAQ listing of Shanda Games Limited
  • Bona Film Group Limited in its $99.8 million IPO and NASDAQ listing
  • Underwriters led by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in the $1.7 billion IPO and HKSE listing and R144A/Reg. S offering of Alibaba.com
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 2002 J.D.
    Journal of Transnational Law, 2000–2002, Articles Editor, 2001–2002; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia University, 1999 M.A.
  • University of Virginia, 1994 B.A.
    Echols Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa
Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
Admissions
  • New Jersey 2002
  • New York 2003
  • Hong Kong 2011

Daniel Fertig is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He focuses his practice on a wide range of equity and debt securities offerings, including U.S. registered offerings and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, as well as on a number of merger and acquisitions transactions. Daniel regularly advises public companies on corporate governance and regulatory matters.

Daniel earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1994, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in 1999 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2002. Daniel joined the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in 2002, and has been resident in the Firm’s Hong Kong office since July 2003 and in the Firm’s Beijing office since January 2013. He became a Partner in 2012. Prior to becoming an attorney, Daniel worked as a translator for a number of organizations including the Beijing Foreign Languages Press and the Beijing office of a U.S. law firm. Daniel is fluent in Mandarin.

Daniel’s representative capital markets experience involving PRC-based issuers includes representation of:

  • The joint placement agents, led by Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, in the approximately US$1.8 billion private placement of convertible preference shares by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (2012)
  • The initial purchasers, led by Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, and Barclays Bank PLC, in the offer and sale of US$600 million of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2018 of Tencent Holdings Limited (2012)
  • Bona Film Group Limited in its US$99.8 million IPO and NASDAQ listing (2010)
  • Focus Media in its US$170 million IPO and NASDAQ listing in 2005 and five follow-on offerings between 2005 and 2007 with a total offering amount of approximately US$2.4 billion; in several acquisitions by Focus Media; and in its US$153.1 million offering by JJ Media of 8,100,000 American Depositary Shares, representing 40,500,000 ordinary shares of Focus Media Holding Limited (2010); as well as its subsequent $3.5 billion going-private transaction
  • Chemspec International Limited in its US$73.0 million IPO and NYSE listing (2009)
  • The underwriters, led by Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, in the US$122.7 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. in 2006, as well as in the US$120 million follow-on offering in 2007, and in the offerings of the RMB1,110 million USD settled convertible bonds in 2007 and the US$184 million Convertible Senior Notes by the same issuer in 2010
  • Underwriters led by BoA Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank in the US$103.3 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of Le Gaga Holdings Limited (2010)
  • Underwriters led by Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in the US$143.4 million IPO and NYSE listing of SouFun Holdings Limited (2010)
  • Underwriters led by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in the US$126.8 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of China Lodging Group Limited (2010)
  • Underwriters led by Goldman Sachs in the US$1.04 billion IPO and NASDAQ listing of Shanda Games Limited (2009)
  • Underwriters led by Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch in the US$232.0 million IPO and NYSE listing of E-House (China) Holdings Limited in 2007 and the US$117.3 million follow-on offering in 2008
  • Underwriters led by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in the US$1.7 billion IPO and HKSE listing and R144A/Reg. S offering of Alibaba.com Limited (2007)
  • Underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley, in the US$216 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of CNinsure Inc. (2007)
  • Underwriters led by Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank in the US$116.0 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of Canadian Solar Inc. in 2006 and US$109.0 million follow-on offering in 2009
  • Underwriters led by Citigroup in the US$70.5 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (2005)
  • Underwriters led by JPMorgan, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers and Jefferies Broadview in the US$105 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of Ninetowns Digital World Trade Holdings Limited (2004)
  • Underwriters led by Credit Suisse First Boston in the US$86 million IPO and NASDAQ listing of Linktone Ltd.

Daniel has also worked on numerous securities offerings of Taiwanese issuers, including: 

  • U.S. SEC-registered offerings of equity securities of ChipMOS Technologies and Chunghwa Telecom
  • Global private placements of equity securities, bonds or convertible bonds of ASUSTeK Computer, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, First Financial Holding, Mega Financial Holding, Powerchip Semiconductors, Ritek Corporation, and King Yuan Electronics 
  • Subscription of $230 million convertible bonds of Yageo Corporation by KKR

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