Represented SOCAM Development Limited in the sale of the Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Place in Shanghai to B.M. Holding Group for RMB1.323 billion.
Represented Shun Ho Property Investments Limited, a public limited company incorporated in Hong Kong, in the acquisition of Newton Inn for HK$1 billion.
Represented Fosun Property Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited in the HK$990 million acquisition of Coastline International Limited.
Represented a brand consultancy group in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Hong Kong subsidiary of an independent British brand and customer experience design consultancy agency.
Represented a number of Hong Kong companies in various industries on the acquisition of franchise rights from U.S. or U.K. franchisors, whether solely or in joint venture with the franchisor.
Advising China International Marine Containers (Group) Co Ltd on its €108 million acquisition of 80% stake in Burg Industries BV, a Netherlands-based leading supplier of road transport equipment and special static tanks with operations in Amsterdam, Brussels, Germany, France, Finland and South Africa.
Advising China International Marine Container (Group) Co Ltd on its acquisition of 29.9% of the total equity of Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited from its main stakeholder through offshore investments and holding companies. This transaction required special expertise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Advising China Merchants Bank on its acquisition of a 53.12% controlling stake in Wing Lung Bank for HK$19.3 billion, and in its general offer for the remaining shares in Wing Lung Bank for an additional HK$17 billion.
Advising Chartis Insurance on the restructuring of its operation in Hong Kong including formation of a new insurance company subsidiary and transfer of existing insurance policy pursuant to a statutory scheme.
Advising Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited on its US$3.2 billion acquisition of Shenzhen Development Bank Co Ltd. Our role included advising the client with respect to the transaction structure, compliance with the HKEx Listing Rules, negotiation and drafting of the share purchase agreement and share subscription agreement and due diligence.
Advising Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited on its US$1.84 billion equity raising from listing its H shares on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Advising Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited in its negotiation with its strategic investor, HSBC Insurance Holdings, in relation to the subscription and the issuance of the Subscribed Shares of 10% of its share capital at the subscription price in the aggregate amount of US$600 million.
Advising Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited on the acquisition from Bank of China of a 50% interest in the registered capital of Fujian Asia Bank Ltd.
Advising Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited on the acquisition of a 90% interest in Shenzhen Commercial Bank Company Limited in China, transaction value RMB4.9 billion.
Hong Kong, 1977
England and Wales, 1983
Victoria, Australia, 1983
New York, 1986
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China Appointed Attesting Officer in Hong Kong appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
Justice of the Peace of Hong Kong
Administrative Appeals Board
Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Deposit Protection Appeals Tribunal
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