Shearman & Sterling, Fangda Partners and Tian Yuan Law Firm have advised Chinese cancer cell therapy developer JW Therapeutics on its $300 million IPO in Hong Kong, with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Commerce & Finance Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.

JW Therapeutics is a clinical stage cell therapy platform company, founded by Juno Therapeutics and WuXi AppTec in 2016, and focused on developing, manufacturing and commercialising breakthrough cell-based immunotherapies for hematological cancers and solid tumours.

The listing is the latest in the recent flurry of biotech IPOs in Hong Kong. Other recent issuers in the city include Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, JHBP (CY) Holdings and Everest Medicines.

The Shearman team was led by partners Kyungwon (Won) Lee and Max Hua.


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