Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is advising Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc. on a planned U.S. initial public offering that could raise $1.5 billion.

JD.com, previously known as 360buy.com, operates Jingdong Mall, China’s second-largest online shopping site after Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s Taobao.com. JD.com filed a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 30, but has not decided whether to be listed on Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange.

Beijing-based JD.com plans to use the proceeds to build new warehouses and increase delivery stations as well as financing potential investments and acquisitions, according to the prospectus.

Skadden Hong Kong partner Julie Gao is leading a team advising JD.com, with Zhong Lun Law Firm acting as Chinese counsel. Maples and Calder is acting as Cayman Islands counsel for the issuer.

Davis Polk & Wardwell Hong Kong partner James Lin is representing underwriters BofA Merrill Lynch and UBS Securities. Commerce & Finance Law Offices is advising the banks on Chinese law.

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