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Ashurst

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.

Foreign desks

Well-regarded Hong Kong team that regularly advises on South Korea corporate and M&A matters. Assists Korean corporates on investments across Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Clients benefit from the large number of Korean-speaking practitioners in the team.

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.

Corporate partner John Kim leads the firm's Korea practice group from his base in Hong Kong. He continues to be well endorsed for his expert handling of cross-border M&A transactions and investments involving South Korean parties and interests.

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Corporate/M&A (International Firms)


John K.J. Kim
Foreign expert for South Korea

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


Chin Yeoh
Band 5