“Fantastic judgment and prudence”
As the team captain he steers the boat in the right way and strikes a good balance on key issues between controlling legal risk and pushing the deal forward,
Calvin Lai is an experienced and highly active ECM practitioner, who is praised by clients for being "incredibly hands on" and for "responding very fast to make sure deals keep moving."
Calvin Lai is well known for his work in the ECM sphere, and is highlighted for his pragmatic and practical attitude.
Calvin Lai enjoys a good deal of praise for his work on cross-border ECM transactions, with clients particularly impressed by his ability to understand the demands of Chinese SOEs.
Equity-focused Calvin Lai acted for a group of underwriters, including UBS, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, on Cinda Asset Management's USD2.5 billion IPO. Sources report that he has 'a lot of experience and good client sense,' and his 'understanding of the regulator's attitude is very helpful.'