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Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Solid and respected team with activity on a range of cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures. Noteworthy Japanese and Korean clients served from the firm's offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Also boasts an enviable list of Chinese corporates, financial institutions and SOEs as well as multinational conglomerates. Taps into a strong global network ensuring an extensive transactional offering in a range of sectors including energy, TMT and consumer products. Clients also benefit from access to PRC law knowledge, drawing upon its Shanghai Joint Operation Office with Guantao Law Firm.

Work highlights

Acted for Hyundai on the establishment of its joint venture with Aptiv for the design, development and commercialisation of software technologies, services and systems in relation to autonomous driving.

Notable practitioners

Yeoh Chin maintains a busy practice advising international, PRC and Hong Kong-headquartered clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures and minority investments. His recent work including acting on transactions taking place in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and insurance sectors.

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Overview

Ashurst's Greater China Corporate Transactions practice is extensively experienced in handling diverse range of transactional and commercial matters including cross-border inbound and outbound M&A, joint ventures and governance and regulatory issues across jurisdictions. Our clients include corporates, financial institutions, SOEs, multinational conglomerates and investment banks. We are renowned for market leading experience in energy & resources, infrastructure, mining, retail and consumer, digital economy and venture capital sectors.

Key strengths include:-

  • Integrated regional team - our team located in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai work with other Asian jurisdictions as a fully integrated team, to service clients' transactional needs efficiently regardless of where they base or do a deal.
  • Comprehensive PRC capability - our Shanghai Joint Operation Office with Guantao Law Firm offers Greater China clients and multi national clients with full PRC law capabilities from both international and PRC legal practitioners.
  • Cross border M&A focus - we support clients in cross-border transactions into Asia and Australia, with a strong focus in China, Japan and Korea. Our strong relationships and experience in the banking sector allow us to leverage finance and capital markets expertise to support M&A transactions, while our commerciality and solution-driven approach helps clients to plan and execute complex and significant transactions meeting their growth strategy.

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Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

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11/F Jardine House

1 Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)