Robert K. Williams’s practice focuses on international corporate matters.
His work includes debt and equity capital markets transactions (with particular emphasis on China-related offerings and offerings by sovereigns), liability management transactions and restructurings, private equity investments and other mergers and acquisitions and equity derivatives. He also provides advice to clients on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws.
Robert joined the firm in 1997 and became counsel in 2006. From 1997 to 1999, he was resident in the Washington, D.C., office.
Prior to studying law, Robert served as second secretary at the United States Embassy in Beijing (1988-1990) and as vice consul at the United States Consulate General in Hong Kong (1991-1994).
Mabpharm Limited in its HK$1.2 billion IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
The underwriters in Viomi Technology’s $102.6 million U.S. IPO and Nasdaq-listing
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited in its U.S. IPO and Nasdaq-listing
The underwriters in China Rapid Finance’s U.S. IPO and NYSE-listing
The underwriters in VCREDIT Holdings’ $186 million IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
China Lodging in a convertible notes offering and concurrent ADS lending transaction and capped call transactions
Lenovo in its $675 million convertible bond offering, $750 million notes offering and concurrent U.S. exclusionary waterfall tender offer, $150 million perpetual securities offering, $500 million notes offering and concurrent $850 million perpetual securities offering, CNY 4 billion notes offering, and $1.5 billion notes offering
Bestway Global Holding in its approximately HK$1,160 million IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
COFCO Meat Holdings and MIY Corporation, KKR, Baring and Boyu Capital (as selling shareholders) in COFCO Meat’s HK$2 billion IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
Hospital Corporation of China in its HK$491 million IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
Legend Holdings in its $2 billion IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
Dali Foods in its HK$8.87 billion IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
The underwriters in the $2.36 billion IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong of WH Group Limited
The underwriters in the HK$1.7 billion IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong of Cosmo Lady (China) Holdings Company Limited
China Rundong Auto Group in its HK$962 million IPO and listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
CITIC Securities in the establishment of its $3 billion MTN program through CITIC Securities Finance MTN Co., Ltd., a finance subsidiary, and subsequent $650 million Reg S takedown
Citigroup as solicitation agent in a consent solicitation by LDK Solar
The underwriters in the $100 million IPO and NYSE-listing of Tongjitang Chinese Medicines
Lenovo in its $300 million joint venture with Compal Electronics
Newbridge Capital in its acquisition of Shenzhen Development Bank
South and Southeast Asia
Azure Power Global Limited in its SEC-registered follow-on equity offering
The underwriters in the PHP25.09 billion IPO of CEMEX Holdings Philippines Inc.
The underwriters in the MYR 3.77 billion IPO of Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad
Malakoff Corporation Berhad in its MYR 2.74 billion IPO
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad in its MYR 9.9 billion IPO
Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad and the selling shareholder, PETRONAS, in its $4.1 billion IPO
San Miguel Brewery and San Miguel Corporation as selling shareholder in a PHP6.16 billion Reg S IPO of San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Transaction counsel in a PHP50 billion rights offering by the Bank of the Philippine Islands
The Republic of Indonesia in multiple SEC-registered and Reg S/Rule 144A debt capital markets offerings
The underwriters in multiple capital markets offerings by the Republic of the Philippines, including the first concurrent debt offering and “switch” tender offer in Asia and two series of innovative debt exchange warrants
The Government of Mongolia in its $800 million notes offering and concurrent tender offer
The underwriters in a $300 million Reg S notes offering by the Development Bank of the Philippines
PETRONAS and its finance subsidiary, PETRONAS Capital Limited, in the establishment of a $15 billion GMTN program; an offering of three tranches of notes under the GMTN program and the concurrent parallel issuance of $1.25 billion sharia-compliant trust certificates under a sukuk structure
The joint dealer managers/joint lead managers in a concurrent liability management exercise and bond offering by Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)
Malaysia and Malaysia Global Sukuk in their Reg S/Rule 144 offering of trust certificates
January 13, 2011