"I founded the firm with the vision of providing advice to clients that was not only technically correct but pragmatic. As an in-house lawyer, oftentimes, the advice I received was competent but did not meet my commercial needs. I felt there was room for a law firm that could fill this void."
Mr. Loh is the Managing Partner and Founder of the firm. He has led the firm since its inception in 2004. He is responsible for the firm’s overall management and direction.
He is recognized by independent editorial publications, including Chambers & Partners, the Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Asialaw Leading Lawyers, as a leading lawyer in a number of practice areas, including financial markets regulation, investment funds, hedge funds, private equity, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Loh has broad experience representing regulated financial institutions, private clients, senior executives and a wide range of businesses in a range of matters.
Since founding this firm, he has advised clients on mergers & acquisitions, the aggregate value of which has exceeded US$30 billion. He has particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions involving regulated financial institutions and has acted on a number of instructions involving the purchase and sale of Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") licensed asset managers, wealth managers, and brokerage firms and insurance companies and insurance brokers regulated by the Insurance Authority ("IA").
Mr. Loh has represented clients in a wide range of white collar and regulatory enforcement matters as well as commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. He has particular experience defending investigations and other enforcement action undertaken by the SFC including disciplinary actions and Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings. He has served as counsel to clients in respect of commercial disputes involving issues of breach of contract, fraud and asset recovery. He has taken a lead roles in representing clients at all levels of court in Hong Kong, including the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal, in a number of seminal cases defining the ambit of the law governing financial markets and financial services in Hong Kong.
Mr. Loh has appeared before the Legislative Council of Hong Kong a number of times to speak on proposed legislative changes to redefine the regulatory framework governing the financial markets in Hong Kong, including in relation to the regulation of over-the-counter ("OTC") derivatives and anti-money laundering ("AML").
Mr. Loh is active assisting private clients in employment, trust, tax and immigration matters.
Osgoode Hall School of Law (J.D.)
Hong Kong SAR
England and Wales
British Columbia, Canada