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Eugene Lee

Partner

Practice Area:

Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
LLM, Cornell Law School
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Solicitor, England & Wales
Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York
Solicitor, Hong Kong (non-practising)

T +65 6232 0639
E eugene.lee@rajahtann.com

Eugene Lee is a partner in the Capital Markets / Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Eugene is an international business lawyer who has practised at the world’s top law firms and financial centres. Before joining Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Eugene was a partner at a global elite law firm and had worked at other Wall Street law firms in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, and at other leading local Singapore law firms.

Eugene has led a variety of complex, cross-border transactions, including SEC registered and unregistered offerings of secured and unsecured debt, equity and equity-linked securities. Eugene’s experience also includes SEC, NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE and SGX-ST compliance issues, leveraged finance, high-yield and loan covenant analysis, liability management exercises, take private transactions, poison pill plans, share buybacks, and acquisitions of private and public companies. Eugene has been recognised as a leading capital markets lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific and IFLR1000.

Experience
IPOs/Follow-on Offerings
  • Represented CITIC Securities Co. Ltd. in its US$1.7 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. in its US$2.7 billion secondary sale offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented the underwriters in the US$750 million initial public offering by Hong Kong Broadband on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the US$8.5 billion H share rights issue by Bank of China Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Qihoo 360 Technology in its US$175 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Nord Anglia Education in its US$300 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Canadian Solar Inc. in its US$115 million initial public offering on the NASDAQ Global Market.
  • Represented the underwriters in Yanlord Land Group’s S$262 million initial public offering on the SGX-ST.
Debt Offerings
  • Represented the underwriters in the US$150 million offering by Nord Anglia Education of PIK toggle notes.
  • Represented Melco Crown Entertainment Limited in its US$1 billion offering of high yield notes.
  • Represented the underwriters in the US$600 million offering of convertible bonds by Qihoo 360 Technology.
  • Represented Hong Kong Broadband in its US$450 million offering of guaranteed senior notes.
  • Represented the underwriters in the US$400 million high-yield debt offering by Adaro Finance.
  • Represented the underwriters in the US$500 million Upper Tier II debt issuance by Chinatrust Commercial Bank.
  • Represented the underwriters and dealers in China Resources Gas Group’s establishment of a US$1.5 billion GMTN programme and the initial issuance under the programme of US$750 million senior notes.
  • Represented the underwriters and letter of credit issuing bank in China Resources Cement Holdings’ offering of US$400 million credit enhanced notes.
Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatisation
  • Represented Qihoo 360 Technology in its US$9.3 billion take-private transaction and delisting from the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented the financial advisor to Focus Media, a NASDAQ-listed company, in the US$1.3 billlion sale of Focus Media’s China digital out-of-home advertising networks to SINA Corporation, another NASDAQ-listed company.
  • Represented a consortium led by Marubeni in the US$2.59 billion acquisition of Senoko Power Limited in Singapore from Temasek Holdings.
  • Represented the sellers in the US$90 million sale of a majority stake in BT Cocoa to Olam International. 
  • Represented the sellers in the sale of Ginga Petroleum to a BGC Partners affiliate for an undisclosed consideration.
  • Represented Le Gaga Holdings in its US$185 million take-private transaction and delisting from the NASDAQ Global Market.
  • Represented Noah Education Holdings in its US$107 million take-private transaction and delisting from the New York Stock Exchange.
Memberships / Directorships
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales