Dane R. Johansen

Shareholder

Direct: 801.257.7935
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LANGUAGES
  • Chinese, Mandarin
EDUCATION
  • 2009, LL.M., Chinese Law, Peking University

  • 2007, J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • 2005, B.A., Chinese, Brigham Young University

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Utah

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Utah State Bar

Dane R. Johansen

Shareholder

Direct: 801.257.7935
Email:

Mr. Johansen is a shareholder in Parr Brown’s Business and Finance groups. He has over a decade of experience advising on large, multi-national securities offering, merger, acquisition, fund formation and investment matters, as well as advising on reporting obligations (U.S. SEC and Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johansen worked for leading U.S. and British law firms (inter alia, Paul Hastings and Allen & Overy) in Hong Kong. Mr. Johansen also seconded with the asset management division of a major U.S. investment bank (JP Morgan) focused on fund formation and investment matters for infrastructure and real estate funds with investments across the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Johansen is a member of the Utah State Bar, obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, his LL.M. degree in Chinese Law from Peking University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese (business minor) from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Johansen’s transaction experience includes the following representative matters:

  • Advised HSBC, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley with respect to the Development Bank of Mongolia’s offering of US$500 million 7.25% senior notes due 2023.
  • Advised WH Group with respect to its approximately US$3.0 billion initial public offering and the listing of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. WH Group is the world’s largest pork company and the parent of Smithfield Foods.
  • Advised China Galaxy International, Nomura, CCB International, DBS, BOCOM International and ABCI as the placing agents in the reverse takeover by Green View Holding Company of Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Lvgem (China) Real Estate.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS with respect to Country Garden’s offerings of US$425 million 7.125% senior notes due 2023 and US$500 million 9.00% senior notes due 2025 as well as various other publicly and privately placed senior note issuances. Country Garden is one of the largest private property developers in China.
  • Advised JP Morgan Asian Infrastructure & Related Resources Opportunity Fund on the US$109 million sale of Goldtrust Water Holdings Limited, a Shenzhen-based water supply and waste water treatment firm, to the Hong Kong-listed China Water Affairs Group Limited.
  • Advised Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank with respect to the offering by Global Cloud Xchange of US$350 million 7.0% senior notes due 2019. Global Cloud Xchange operates the world’s largest private undersea cable network and is a subsidiary of Reliance Communications.
  • Advised Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited in relation its guarantees and the issuances by its subsidiary of US$500 million 4.625% guaranteed notes due 2019 and US$700 million 6.0% guaranteed notes due 2024. Sino-Ocean Land is one of the largest property developers in China and a subsidiary of the state-owned Sino-Ocean Group.
  • Advised China Vanke in converting its B-shares, with a total market value of approximately US$2.1 billion, into H-shares and listing the H-shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Vanke is one of the largest private property developers in China.
  • Advised Yadea Group Holdings Ltd. on its US$166 million initial public offering and the listing of its shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The Yadea Group is one of the largest manufacturers of electronic two-wheeled vehicles in the world.
  • Advised UBS, Merrill Lynch, DBS, ICBC and Macquarie with respect to the international offering of US$400 million 5.125% notes due 2019 by China Overseas Grand Oceans Finance II guaranteed by China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Ltd. China Overseas Oceans Group is one of the largest state-owned property developers in China.
  • Advised J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, UBS, BNP Paribas and China Merchants Securities in relation to the international offering of US$350 million 10.25% senior notes due 2019 by Future Land Holdings Limited. Future Land is one of the largest property developers in the Yangtze River Delta.
  • Advised Citigroup, UBS and CIMB with respect to the US$214 million initial public offering and the listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of the shares of Fu Shou Yuan International Group Limited. Fu Shou Yuan provides funeral and burial services in China.
  • Advised Mingfa Group with respect to its international offering of US$100 million 13.25% senior notes due 2018. The Mingfa Group focuses on commercial and residential property development and hotel operations in southern China.
  • Advised Future Land Holdings with respect to its international offering of US$200 million 10.25% notes due 2018.
  • Advised Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, CICC, Standard Chartered, HSBC and CCBI with respect to the US$400 million initial public offering and the listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of the shares of Chinalco Mining Corporation. Chinalco Mining is a subsidiary of the Aluminum Corporation of China, one of the largest aluminum producers in the world, and is focused on developing and operating a pre-production copper project (Toromocho) in Peru.
  • Advised China SCE Properties with respect to its international offering of US$350 million 11.5% senior notes due 2017 and its five-year RMB982 million RMB-denominated, U.S. dollar settled, bonds (ranked the deal of the year by Finance Asia). China SCE is a large property developer focused on the Western Taiwanese Strait region of China.
  • Advised Yuzhou Properties Company Limited with respect to its international offering of US$250 million 11.75% senior notes due 2017. Yuzhou develops and operates properties in the Yangtze River Delta, Bohai Rim, West Strait Economic Zone, Central China and other regions, including in China’s southwest.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and UBS with respect to the US$326 million top-up placement of shares in Ayala Land, Inc. Ayala is a leading Philippines real estate developer.
  • Advised CIMB Investment Bank, Maybank Investment Bank, Hong Leong Investment Bank and UOB Kay Hian Securities on the US$580 million initial public offering and listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. Eco World develops real estate properties in the United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank with respect to the US$336 million initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of the shares of Sunac China Holdings, Ltd.
  • Advised Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited in relation to its US$1.8 billion initial public offering and the listing of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Rongsheng is a leading heavy industries company with a focus on shipbuilding and offshore engineering.
  • Advised HSBC, Macquarie, and Nomura with respect to the US$200 million initial public offering by, and the listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of the shares of, Top Spring International Holdings Limited. Topspring is a large property developer focused on the Shenzhen and southern China markets.
  • Advised Credit Suisse and RBS with respect to China Power International Development’s RMB982 million international offering of RMB-denominated, U.S. dollar-settled, convertible bonds. China Power is one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in China.
  • Advised Morgan Stanley as placing agent in the US$214 million sell down of shares in Zhongsheng Group Holdings Ltd. The Zhongsheng Group is one of the leading national automobile dealership groups in China.
  • Advised Far East Horizon Ltd. on its US$371 million international share placement. Far East Horizon is a leading PRC financial services company and a subsidiary of the Sinochem Group.
  • Advised CynergisTek with respect to negotiation of its US$17 million credit facility with BMO Harris Bank. CynergisTek is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is focused on healthcare cybersecurity, privacy and compliance.
  • Advised Rimports, Inc. with respect to its US$170 million acquisition by Sterno Products. Rimports is based in Provo, Utah and manufactures and distributes wickless candle products.
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