The China Business Law Journal has named Pillsbury client Leapmotor Technology as having completed one of the “Deals of the Year” in the Capital Markets category for the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer’s $807 million public listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2022.

Leapmotor is one of the fastest growing EV makers in China and its $807 million initial public offering was the largest in Hong Kong to date in 2022, according to news coverage.

The transaction was significant because it involved a number of law firms collaborating on issues related to U.S. export control and sanctions laws, among other areas. Legal commentators noted that this particular IPO established a rare precedent of engaging legal advisers to opine on matters of legal compliance in anticipation of potential regulatory scrutiny.

The Pillsbury team was led by Pillsbury’s Global Head of Regulatory Nancy Fischer and Intellectual Property partner Jack Ko in Shanghai. Other team members included International Trade partners Christopher Wall and Matthew Rabinowitz, senior associates Roya Motazedi and Zachary Rozen, and associate Toochi Ngwangwa.

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