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Howie Farn
Counsel
 
ICBC Tower – 35th Floor
3 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong  
 
Email:
Phone: +852-2514-7668
Fax: +852-2869-7694

Howie Farn is Counsel in the Corporate Department, where he focuses on capital markets transactions. Howie’s practice includes advising clients on SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of equity and debt securities and listings in New York, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Singapore, London and Vienna for companies based in China and Taiwan from various industries. He also advises these companies in their pre-IPO and post-IPO financings and investments as well as various general corporate and regulatory matters related to U.S. securities law.

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Work Highlights
  • Natural Food International Holding Limited in Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S offering
  • China Conch Venture Holdings Limited and China Conch Venture Holdings International Limited in its  offering of zero coupon guaranteed convertible bonds
  • GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. in its NYSE IPO
  • Alibaba Group Holding Limited in its $7 billion investment grade notes offering
  • Underwriters in offering of  currency-linked zero coupon convertible bonds by Hon Hai Precision Industry
  • Underwriters in offering of 1.25% convertible senior notes by Weibo Corporation
  • China Logistics Properties Holdings Co. in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co. in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144a/Regulation S offering
     
Education
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, 2007 J.D.
  • Peking University, 2004 LL.B.
Admissions
  • New York 2009
  • Hong Kong 2019

Howie Farn is Counsel in the Corporate Department, where he focuses on capital markets transactions. Howie’s practice includes advising clients on SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of equity and debt securities and listings in New York, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Singapore, London and Vienna for companies based in China and Taiwan from various industries. He also advises these companies in their pre-IPO and post-IPO financings and investments as well as various general corporate and regulatory matters related to U.S. securities law.

Howie has worked on a number of securities offerings, including Hong Kong and U.S. IPOs and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings. He also advises clients on matters related to U.S. securities law. Howie represents issuers and underwriters on transactions in a wide array of industries.

Representative transactions on which Howie has advised include:

U.S. IPO

  • GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. in its NYSE IPO
  • China Ming Yang Wind Power in its IPO and NYSE listing
  • Underwriters in the IPO and NYSE listing of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Charm Communications in its IPO and NASDAQ listing
  • Underwriters in the IPO and NASDAQ listing of Shanda Games Limited

Hong Kong IPO

  • Natural Food International Holding Limited in Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S offering
  • Underwriters in Hong Kong IPO and Regulation S offering by Fusen Pharmaceutical
  • FIT Hon Teng Limited in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering 
  • China Logistics Properties Holdings Co. in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co. in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144a/Regulation S offering
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Yida China Holdings Limited
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by China Conch Venture Holdings Limited
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited
  • Chinalco Mining Corporation International in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Changsha Zoomlion in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Tibet 5100 Water Resources in its Hong Kong IPO and Reg S offering, the first international offering by a Tibet-based company
  • Trony Solar Holdings Company Limited in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering

Taiwan IPO

  • Underwriters in the Taiwan IPO and concurrent global offering of ordinary shares of MStar Semiconductor, Inc.

Debt Securities Offering

  • China Conch Venture Holdings Limited and China Conch Venture Holdings International Limited in its  offering of HK$3,925 million (US$500 million) zero coupon guaranteed convertible bonds
  • GDS Holdings Limited in its $300 million 2% convertible senior notes offering
  • Alibaba Group Holding Limited in its $7 billion investment grade notes offering
  • Initial purchasers in offering of  currency-linked zero coupon convertible bonds by Hon Hai Precision Industry
  • Initial purchasers in offering of 1.25% convertible senior notes by Weibo Corporation
  • Initial purchasers in offering of credit enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds of Neo Solar Power Corporation
  • Ozner Water International Holding Limited in private placement of 5.0% convertible bonds
  • Initial purchasers in offering of credit enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds of China Petrochemical Development Corporation 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. 
  • Underwriters in concurrent registered offerings of American Depositary Shares and convertible notes pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A of Trina Solar Limited 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of credit enhanced currency linked zero coupon convertible bonds of Neo Solar Power Corporation 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of Zhen Ding Technology Holding Limited
  • Underwriters in concurrent registered offerings of American Depositary Shares and convertible notes pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A of Trina Solar Limited
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of TransAsia Airways Corporation
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of Epistar Corporation
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of Far Eastern International Bank
  • Changsha Zoomlion in its investment grades senior notes offering
  • Initial purchasers in concurrent offerings of zero coupon convertible bonds and Global Depositary Shares of TPK Holding Co., Ltd. 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of Zhen Ding Technology Holding Limited
  • Changsha Zoomlion in its investment grades notes offering
  • Initial purchasers in offering of currency linked zero coupon convertible bonds of United Microelectronics Corporation 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of zero coupon convertible bonds of TPK Holding Co., Ltd.

Post-IPO Equity Financings

  • Initial purchasers in offering of Global Depositary Shares of General Interface Solution (GIS) Holding Limited 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of Global Depositary Shares of GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. 
  • Underwriters in concurrent registered offerings of American Depositary Shares and convertible notes pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A of Trina Solar Limited 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of Global Depositary Shares of Far Eastern International Bank 
  • Initial purchasers in concurrent offerings of zero coupon convertible bonds and Global Depositary Shares of TPK Holding Co., Ltd. 
  • Initial purchasers in offering of Global Depositary Shares of Catcher Technology Co., Ltd. 
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited in its follow-on offering
  • Underwriters in the follow-on offering of Canadian Solar Inc.
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. in its follow-on offering

Howie received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School in 2007. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 2009. He received his LL.B. from Peking University in 2004. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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