Laekna HK$791 million IPO

We advised Laekna on its IPO and HKEX listing

Davis Polk advised Laekna, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and an international offering in reliance on Regulation S. The net proceeds from the offering amounted to approximately HK$791 million.

Founded in 2016, Laekna, Inc. is a science-driven, clinical-stage biotechnology company. It has established a comprehensive R&D infrastructure to accelerate the development of molecules from discovery to registrational trials and has initiated one clinical trial and another five clinical trials for its core products LAE002 and LAE001. Among these six clinical trials, three multi-regional clinical trials (MRCTs) are designed to address medical needs in the standard of care (SOC)-resistant cancers.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partners Xuelin (Steve) Wang, Yang Chu and Jason Xu, associates Jenny Ho and Michelle Chow and registered foreign lawyers Wentian Xie and Haiyang Zhao. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the Hong Kong and Beijing offices.


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