Polly Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Polly is a partner in the corporate team.

She has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate-related transactions including conveyancing, project conveyancing, development and redevelopment, financing and re-financing, mergers and acquisitions, property joint ventures, disposals and tenancy matters in respect of commercial, residential and industrial properties. She has advised a number of international renowned corporations in their retail leases for flagship stores, branches, shops-in-shops and outlets in Hong Kong, Macau, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Polly’s experience also covers commercial and corporate transactions, including company secretarial, acquisitions and disposals of companies, corporate restructuring, joint venture, mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments and other general corporate governance, employment, and daily operational issues.

Polly also has wide experience on will drafting and advises clients on testate and intestate succession including estate duty clearance, obtaining grant of probate, letters of administration and other special types of grants, resealing of foreign grant and administration and distribution of local and foreign estates covering different jurisdictions.

Secretary Fanny Lin

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Acted for a well-known and highly respected PRC property developer in a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial matters including: acquisition and disposal of a private equity fund; Hong Kong and overseas’ inbound and outbound investment activities; general corporate supports on all matters (e.g. company secretarial, employment, liaison with accountants for the company’s restructuring needs); set up of various onshore and offshore companies and incorporation of fund companies with co-investors; advice to its private equity fund and other co-investors on their USD millions equity investment in a PRC listed high-tech company; and advice on share purchase agreements and ancillary documents in relation to the acquisition of different classes of shares of an internet company in the PRC and the financing arrangement from CCB International Overseas Limited.

Acted for a leading multi-award winning architect and interior designer company in relation to its commercial and corporate transactions, including company secretarial, employment, and corporate restructuring of its related companies in the hospitality sector.

Acted for a famous British perfume house in relation to its expansion in Asia-Pacific, including retail lease agreements in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan; commercial matters; and restructuring of the group companies.

Hong Kong, 1997

England and Wales, 2008

‘Real Estate Comparative Guide’, The Legal 500 - December 2017, author.

‘Business model of co-using spaces and risks’, Hong Kong Economic Journal - February 2018, author.

Law Society of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Conveyancing & Property Law Association Limited

Civil Celebrant of Marriage of Hong Kong

Education


Languages


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Dates


Joined

2017
Partner

2017

Hong Kong

20/F,

Gloucester Tower,

The Landmark,

15 Queen's Road Central

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