Form 6-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF


For the month of October 2021

Commission file number: 001-39278



Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



Building E, Xiaomi Science and Technology Park, No. 33 Xierqi Middle Road,

Haidian District

Beijing, 100085, the People’s Republic of China

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)



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Exhibit 5.1 to this report on Form 6-K is incorporated by reference into (i) the registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-333-260181) of Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited (the “Company”) and (ii) the related prospectus supplement, dated October 12, 2021 relating to the resale of ordinary shares by the selling shareholders identified therein, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 12, 2021 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(7) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


    Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited
Date: October 13, 2021     By:   /s/ Haijian He
      Name: Haijian He
      Title:   Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit No.    Description

Opinion of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP regarding the validity of the securities being registered

23.1    Consent of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)

Exhibit 5.1



Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited

Building E, Xiaomi Science and Technology Park

No. 33 Xierqi Middle Road,

Haidian District

Beijing, 100085, the People’s Republic of China

12 October 2021

Dear Sirs

Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited

We have acted as Cayman Islands legal advisers to Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited (the “Company”) in connection with the Company’s registration statement on Form F-3, including all amendments or supplements thereto (the “Registration Statement”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended to date, and the related prospectus supplement filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Prospectus Supplement”) relating to the offering by the Company of certain of the Company’s ordinary shares of par value US$0.001 each (the “Shares”), including Shares represented by American depositary shares (the “ADSs”), and relating to the 177,679,900 Shares registered and to be offered by the selling shareholders (the “Resale Shares”).

We are furnishing this opinion as Exhibits 5.1, 8.1 and 23.2 to the Prospectus Supplement.



Documents Reviewed

For the purposes of this opinion, we have reviewed only originals, copies or final drafts of the following documents:



The certificate of incorporation of the Company dated 3 January 2012 issued by the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands.



The amended and restated memorandum and articles of association of the Company as adopted by a special resolution passed on 7 April 2020 and to become effective immediately prior to the completion of the initial public offering of the Company’s ADSs with effect from 12 May 2020 (the “Memorandum and Articles”).



The unanimous written resolutions of the board of directors of the Company passed on 30 September 2021 (the “Resolutions”).



A certificate from a director of the Company, a copy of which is attached hereto (the “Director’s Certificate”).



A certificate of good standing with respect to the Company issued by the Registrar of Companies dated 27 September 2021 (the “Certificate of Good Standing”).



The Registration Statement and the Prospectus Supplement.



The following opinions are given only as to, and based on, circumstances and matters of fact existing and known to us on the date of this opinion letter. These opinions only relate to the laws of the Cayman Islands which are in force on the date of this opinion letter. In giving these opinions we have relied (without further verification) upon the completeness and accuracy, as of the date of this opinion letter, of the Director’s Certificate and the Certificate of Good Standing. We have also relied upon the following assumptions, which we have not independently verified:



Copies of documents, conformed copies or drafts of documents provided to us are true and complete copies of, or in the final forms of, the originals.



All signatures, initials and seals are genuine.



There is nothing under any law (other than the law of the Cayman Islands), which would or might affect the opinions set out below.




Based upon the foregoing and subject to the qualifications set out below and having regard to such legal considerations as we deem relevant, we are of the opinion that:



The Company has been duly incorporated as an exempted company with limited liability and is validly existing and in good standing with the Registrar of Companies under the laws of the Cayman Islands.



The authorised share capital of the Company is US$4,000,000 divided into 4,000,000,000 shares of US$0.001 each.



The issue and allotment of the Resale Shares have been legally issued and allotted to the selling shareholders, and are fully paid and non-assessable.



The statements under the caption “Taxation” in the prospectus forming part of the Registration Statement and the Prospectus Supplement are accurate in so far as such statements are summaries of or relate to Cayman Islands law, and such statements constitute our opinion.




In this opinion the phrase “non-assessable” means, with respect to the Shares in the Company, that a shareholder shall not, solely by virtue of its status as a shareholder, and in absence of a contractual arrangement, or an obligation pursuant to the memorandum and articles of association, to the contrary, be liable for additional assessments or calls on the Shares by the Company or its creditors (except in exceptional circumstances, such as involving fraud, the establishment of an agency relationship or an illegal or improper purpose or other circumstances in which a court may be prepared to pierce or lift the corporate veil).

Except as specifically stated herein, we make no comment with respect to any representations and warranties which may be made by or with respect to the Company in any of the documents or instruments cited in this opinion or otherwise with respect to the commercial terms of the transactions, which are the subject of this opinion.



We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Prospectus Supplement and to the reference to our name under the headings “Enforceability of Civil Liabilities” and “Legal Matters” and elsewhere in the prospectus included in the Prospectus Supplement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission thereunder.

Yours faithfully

/s/ Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP



Director’s Certificate

12 October 2021



Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP

26th Floor, Central Plaza

18 Harbour Road

Wanchai, Hong Kong

Dear Sirs

Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited (the “Company”)

I, the undersigned, being a director of the Company, am aware that you are being asked to provide a legal opinion (the “Opinion”) in relation to certain aspects of Cayman Islands law. Capitalised terms used in this certificate have the meaning given to them in the Opinion. I hereby certify that:



The Memorandum and Articles remain in full and effect and are unamended.



The Resolutions were duly passed in the manner prescribed in the Memorandum and Articles (including, without limitation, with respect to the disclosure of interests (if any) by directors of the Company) and have not been amended, varied or revoked in any respect.



The authorised share capital of the Company is US$4,000,000 divided into 4,000,000,000 shares of US$0,001 each.



The shareholders of the Company have not restricted or limited the powers of the directors in any way and there is no contractual or other prohibition (other than as arising under Cayman Islands law) binding on the Company prohibiting it from issuing and allotting the Shares or otherwise performing its obligations under the Registration Statement.



The directors of the Company at the date of the Resolutions and as at the date of this certificate were and are as follows:

Jun Lei

Tao Zou

Yulin Wang

Hangjun Ye

Kuiguang Niu

Hang Wang

Mingto Yu



Each director considers the transactions contemplated by the Registration Statement to be of commercial benefit to the Company and has acted bona fide in the best interests of the Company, and for a proper purpose of the Company in relation to the transactions which are the subject of the Opinion.


To the best of my knowledge and belief, having made due inquiry, the Company is not the subject of legal, arbitral, administrative or other proceedings in any jurisdiction that would have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, financial condition, results of operations or prospects of the Company, except as disclosed in the Registration Statement and Prospectus Supplement. Nor have the directors or shareholders taken any steps to have the Company struck off or placed in liquidation, nor have any steps been taken to wind up the Company. Nor has any receiver been appointed over any of the Company’s property or assets.



The Company is not subject to the requirements of Part XVIIA of the Companies Act (As Revised).

I confirm that you may continue to rely on this Certificate as being true and correct on the day that you issue the Opinion unless I shall have previously notified you personally to the contrary.

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/s/ Yulin Wang

Name:   Yulin Wang
Title:   Director