Allen & Overy LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Well-versed corporate practice with key clients including leading multinationals and PRC corporates. Often acts for clients within the technology, real estate and finance spheres and is active in the life sciences sector. Sought after for its expertise in cross-border matters. Clients benefit from the firm's extensive global network, including an impressive regional footprint in South-East Asia as well as a market-leading offering in Europe. Assisted PAG with the Asian aspects of its EUR287 million investment into a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Home Credit.

Notable practitioners

Jack Wang acts on a range of corporate and transactional mandates, including acquisitions, pre-IPO investments and joint ventures. His advice is frequently sought by clients in the automotive, consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors.

While based in Hong Kong Simon Makinson maintains a prominent Myanmar practice, advising telecoms and finance clients on corporate acquisitions and joint ventures. A client says: "He's very responsive, he had a good handle on the transaction and he kept people in line as far as common goals. He led the deal quite effectively, but not in a heavy-handed way."

Sources describe Victor Ho as an "outstanding lawyer who is an accomplished maestro and able to get us the best result in the most efficient way possible." He regularly represents financial institutions as well as international technology and insurance sector clients on their investments.