Hong Kong, June 1, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Shea…

Hong Kong, June 1, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Shearman & Sterling LLP has represented the underwriters led by Bank of China International, Goldman Sachs and UBS in connection with the US$11 billion privatization, Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing and Rule 144A/Regulation S initial public offering of Bank of China Limited (BOC), one of China’s four biggest State-owned commercial banks and the country’s second largest lender.

This is the world’s sixth largest IPO ever and the largest IPO by a Chinese company to date.

The offering comprises of 29.4 billion H shares in a global offering,
including over-allotment shares. Trading of the BOC’s H shares debuts
today.

The Shearman & Sterling team was led by Beijing capital markets partner Alan Seem, who was assisted by associates Wayne Loo, Xinmei Chen, Yunlong Gao, Pingping Liu and Yihan Sun in the firm’s Beijing office, and Megan Tang in the firm’s Hong Kong office. The transaction also involved lawyers from the firm’s New York, Menlo Park and Washington D.C. offices, including partners Danforth Newcomb and Laurence Crouch, counsel Perry Bechky, and associates Ivan Lee and Cynthia Abelow.

For additional information contact(s):
Karen Chan | Marketing | Hong Kong | +852 2978 8017 | [email protected]

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