中国最大的网约车公司滴滴出行在6月10日公开了其在美国的上市申请。方达律师事务所、世达国际律师事务所担任发行人律师;汉坤律师事务所、盛信律师事务所则为联席承销商提供法律意见。

滴滴出行成立于2012年,总部位于北京,是中国最大的移动出行科技平台,在国内外提供出租车召车、网约车、顺风车、公交、共享单车、共享电单车、代驾等服务。据路透社消息,知情人士表示滴滴可能筹集约100亿美元,有望成为今年全球最大规模的首次公开发行(IPO)交易,同时也是继2014年阿里巴巴250亿美元纽交所上市后,最大规模的中国公司赴美上市交易。

世达团队由驻香港合伙人高准、驻上海合伙人李海平牵头领导。盛信团队由驻香港合伙人高屹、驻美合伙人Kevin Kennedy牵头领导。

迈普达律师事务所担任滴滴的离岸律师;高盛、摩根士丹利、JP摩根、华兴资本为联席承销商。

Skadden, STB lead on Didi’s mammoth planned U.S. IPO

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Fangda Partners are advising Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, on its planned IPO in the U.S., with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Han Kun Law Offices advising the joint underwriters.

According to Reuters, Didi could raise around $10 billion and seek a valuation of close to $100 billion, making it possibly the world’s biggest IPO this year, and the biggest Chinese share offering in U.S. since Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO in New York in 2014.

Established in 2012, the Beijing-headquartered mobility technology platform provides a range of app-based services including taxi-hailing, private car-hailing, ridesharing, bus, bikes & e-bikes, and designated driving. 

Maples and Calder is the issuer’s offshore lawyer. The joint underwriters are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P.Morgan and China Renaissance.

The Skadden team is being led by Hong Kong partner Julie Gao and Shanghai partner Haiping Li, while the Simpson Thacher team is being led by Hong Kong partner Yi Gao and Palo Alto partner Kevin Kennedy.

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