Corporate

Overview

We are a premier Hong Kong corporate law firm, advising clients on a full range of Hong Kong and international business law issues covering corporate and commercial law, securities law, corporate finance and company law. We have market leading practices in M&A, hedge funds, private equity and retail unit trusts and mutual funds, all of which are internationally recognized by leading industry publications including the International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000), the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Asialaw Profiles.

Since our firm’s inception in 2004, we have been at the vanguard of major corporate transactions, advising on transactions the total value of which exceeds US$3.5bn. Our broad and international client base covers businesses of all types and sizes, from sole proprietorships to corporations, from private companies to public companies, listed companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange (“HKEx”) and Fortune Global 500 companies, and from private individuals, start-ups and growth enterprises to institutional clients. Our global reach extends to clients based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Our work includes advising on the following:

  • Investment funds, including unit trusts and mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds

  • Insolvency and restructuring, including corporate bankruptcy, compulsory and voluntary liquidation, debt and company restructuring, schemes of arrangement, provisional liquidation, receivership, contractual workouts and asset hive-offs

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including private acquisitions, sale and purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and other business transfer documentation, joint venture (“JV”) agreements and shareholder agreements

  • Listed and public company matters, including compliance with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”) Listing Rules, the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs (“Takeovers Code” and “Share Buy-backs Code”), and compliance with corporate disclosure requirements, insider dealing restrictions and market misconduct prohibitions under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”)

  • Corporate finance, including equity and debt financing, share subscriptions and bond subscriptions, private placements of securities, bilateral and syndicated loans and the taking and enforcement of security

  • Corporate governance, including board appointments and resignations, directors’ duties including duties of care and fiduciary duties, board meetings and shareholder meetings, shareholders’ rights and unfair prejudice actions, and general compliance with the Companies Ordinance (“CO”) including capital reduction requirements and restrictions on the provision of financial assistance for the acquisition of shares

  • Hong Kong and cross-border investments and transactions

  • Employment law matters, including employment agreements, executive service agreements, remuneration and benefits such as share option schemes, bonus arrangements and other incentive programmes, retention packages, termination of employment and enforcement of non-solicitation and other restrictive covenants and non-disclosure and other confidentiality provisions

  • Contract law matters, including supply and distribution agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements and other general commercial contracts

With highly skilled corporate lawyers possessing years of experience in Hong Kong, we combine strong technical capabilities with a deep understanding of the Hong Kong and international business environment to provide sophisticated advice, strategic insights and pragmatic solutions to meet client commercial needs.

Awards

IFLR 1000

Mergers and Acquisitions

Leading Practice

IFLR 1000

Mergers and Acquisitions

"Positively Ranked"

IFLR 1000

Private Equity

Leading Practice

IFLR 1000

Private Equity

"Positively Ranked"

Asialaw Profiles

Mergers and Acquisitions

Leading Practice

Asialaw Profiles

Mergers and Acquisitions

"Recommended"

Asialaw Profiles

Corporate

Leading Practice

Asialaw Profiles

Corporate

"Recommended"

Asialaw Profiles

Private Equity

Leading Practice

Who's Who Legal

Private Funds

One of the World’s Leading Practitioners

 

Experience

Lead counsel to US based hedge fund manager with over US$4 billion of assets under management in respect of the establishment of Hong Kong operations

Hong Kong counsel to Fortune Global 500 financial institution in respect of US$102 million purchase and sale of private wealth management business

Hong Kong counsel to Fortune Global 500 financial institution in connection with tax driven global corporate restructuring

Lead counsel to a private fund with US$700mn AUM in connection with a US$50mn capital raise for a portfolio company

Co-counsel to US private funds manager on an investment into a Hong Kong private equity real estate fund manager with US$450 million of assets under...

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