Zhaoqi’s areas of practice encompass equity and debt capital markets and general corporate and compliance advisory work for Singapore listed companies.

She has advised issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions including initial public offerings of companies and business trusts, rights issues of equity, debt and warrants, placements, establishment of debt issuance programmes and offerings of straight debt, convertible/exchangeable securities and perpetual securities. She also advises issuers on post-listing regulatory and compliance matters.

Zhaoqi was called to the Singapore Bar in 2009 and joined Allen & Gledhill the same year. She was seconded to the London office of Linklaters LLP in 2010/2011.

Work Highlights

  • Advised the trustee-manager on the IPO of Asian Pay Television Trust, the first pay-TV trust listed on the SGX, which raised approximately S$1.39 billion and involved the spin-off of a pay-TV business via a sale by, among others, an SGX-listed Bermuda mutual fund company into a Singapore-registered business trust.
  • Advised OUE Limited on its concurrent issue of S$304.7 million convertible bonds and exchangeable bonds (exchangeable into stapled securities of OUE Hospitality Trust), which was the first concurrent equity-linked issuance by a Singapore company.
  • Advised the lead manager to the preferential offering of senior secured zero coupon notes with free detachable warrants by KrisEnergy Ltd., which was undertaken in conjunction with a financial restructuring and was the first offer to shareholders of secured notes with warrants by an SGX-listed company.