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IPO - Paving the way for a successful  Hong Kong Initial Public Offering

Source:HKFEC, Marketing



Paving the way for a successful

Hong Kong Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Law Society CPD Points will be applied for


Recently the price of a listed shell is at a high level, approximately HK$300 million for Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and HK$ 600 million for a main board listed companies. As a result, this has aroused the interests of some SMEs looking into a possible listing of their companies in Hong Kong. Further, getting a listing status will not only enhance the reputation of the company but also raise additional funds for the company’s expansion. However, the process of going public is arduous and requires to comply with the Companies Ordinance, the listing rules, the Accounting Standards and Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) laws.

Mr Daniel Wan, a partner of Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP who specialises in Hong Kong IPOs, will tell you the key requirements and considerations for a company to go public in Hong Kong, provide you the practical hints on how to pave the way for a successful listing. Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP is one of the top 5 law firms acting for underwriters in terms of total number of successful Hong Kong IPOs in 2016 and 2017.


The speaker, Mr Daniel Wan will cover:

  • An overview of current IPO market

  • Is it the time for my company to go public? - Opportunities and Challenges

  • IPO procedures and parties

  • The requirements to get listed in Hong Kong

  • Prospectus requirements

  • Offering mechanism

  • Suitability for listing

  • Case sharing

  • Practical suggestions and tips

Target audience:

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accountants, corporate secretary, senior management serving privately held companies that are contemplating going public and lawyers, accountants and corporate finance staff planning to work in the IPO market

Speaker Profile:

Mr. Daniel Wan


Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP

Mr Daniel Wan is a partner of Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP. He specialises in Hong Kong IPOs. His clients included investment banks, investment funds, private and listed companies.

Daniel graduated from the University of Leicester, UK with a first class honours degree in law. Daniel was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong and the Supreme Court of England and Wales, respectively.

Daniel has been involved in the Hong Kong IPO of various industries including department store, property development, port, infrastructure, insurance, medical, financial public relations, solar products, foundation, lighting, electric vehicles, aluminium products, photography, food, healthcare products, plant protection, building services, heat and power, civil engineering, interior design, game products, medical services, architectural and structural engineering, transport and logistics, property investment, construction machinery and vehicles, nonmetallic materials, semiconductors, plastic products, optical fibre cable products, building construction and repair, maintenance, alteration and addition works. He has also advised on the listing of the first project company on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the waiver of the three years’ financial standards requirement. Daniel has previously worked in Herbert Smith Freehills and Jun He Law Offices.

Daniel also gives courses and seminars to listed companies, investment bankers and other IPO practitioners from time to time.

Seminar Details


16 June 2017 (Fri)


2:30pm to 5:30pm


MassMutual Asia Ltd., Training Room A, 7/F, China Evergrande Tower,

38 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong




There will be no refund for cancellation of booking initiated by the  

applicant. However, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge, subject to the prior consent of ICC-HK.

Seat Confirmation:

Seat confirmation is based on receipt of payment on a first come, first

served basis.


Contact Ms. Kokko Ko at Tel: 2973 0060 or e-mail to:

Registration fee

  • HK$500/ person (regular)

  • HK$400/ person (“early-bird” for public who register and pay on or before 31 May 2017.)

  • HK$300/ person (for ICC-HK & HKFEC members)


Interested parties, please complete the registration form and return to Ms Kokko Ko via or fax to (852)2869 0360 or contact us at (852) 2117 3986