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Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

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Managing Partner: William Kwan
Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: Over 80 Hong Kong qualified solicitors
Languages: Chinese, English

Firm Overview:
Woo Kwan Lee & Lo is one of the largest law firms in Hong Kong. The firm was founded in November 1973 when Woo & Kwan (established in 1962) and Charles Lee & Stephen Lo (established in 1973) merged. The firm currently has 300 members including over 80 Hong Kong qualified solicitors, 2 registered foreign lawyers and 17 trainee solicitors. The members of the firm, some of whom have been practising for more than 30 years, have a wide range of practical experience in advising clients in Asia.

Practice Areas
■ Real Estate & Conveyancing
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Litigation
■ PRC Practice
■ Technology

Main Areas of Practice:

Real Estate & Conveyancing:

14 partners, 4 consultants, 10 associates, over 20 senior conveyancing clerks, and 90 other staff based in Hong Kong
■The firm acted for a developer in the purchase of 100% interest of a residential development in Central by way of acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the property holding companies
Partners: Ma Ho Fai, Ben Lui, Catherine Hung
■The firm acted for a developer in the purchase of 100% interest of over 1000 lots of agricultural lands in New Territories by way of acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the property holding companies
Partners: Ma Ho Fai, Ben Lui, Catherine Hung
■The firm acted for a developer in the purchase of not less than 90% interest of a multi-storey building in Causeway Bay
Partners: Ma Ho Fai, Rita Tsang, Catherine Hung
Contact: Ma Ho Fai
Tel: +852 2586 9898
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial (Capital Markets):
11 partners, 4 consultants, 18 associates, 4 PRC qualified lawyers and over 20 other staff based in Hong Kong
Some recent transactions:
■Acted for Hopewell Holdings Limited (‘Hopewell’) in respect of the privatization of Hopewell by an offeror consortium led by Sir Gordon Ying Sheung Wu (the major shareholder of Hopewell), by way of a scheme of arrangement under section 673 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622 of the Law of Hong Kong).
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Annie Yiu
■Acted for Tianjin Development Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 882) (‘Tianjin Development’) in respect of the merger (‘Merger’) of Tianjin TEDA Tsinlien Electric Power Co., Ltd. (a non-wholly owned subsidiary of Tianjin Development) and Tianjin TEDA Electric Power Co., Ltd. ((‘TEDA Power’), being the surviving entity after the Merger), constituting a major disposal transaction of Tianjin Development under Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules.
Partners: Brian Leung, Annie Yiu
■Acted for a vendor in respect of the disposal of its 100% interest in the shares of a company which owned the hotel building located at Nos.13 and 15 Mercury Street, Hong Kong
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Dora Chan, Annie Yiu

Corporate & Commercial (M&A):
Some recent transactions:
■Acted for Henderson Land Development Company Limited (stock code: 12) in relation to its disposal of the company which indirectly holds the office building situated at No. 18 King Wah Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Kelvin Tam, Theresa Sze
■Acted for Henderson Land Development Company Limited (stock code: 12) and Lai Sun Development Company Limited (stock code: 488) in relation to their disposal of the company which directly and indirectly holds the commercial building situated at No. 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Partners: Kelvin Tam, Dora Chan, Theresa Sze
■Acted for Sunluck Services Limited (the ‘Offeror’), a company ultimately controlled by Mr. Freddie Wong, the founder and chairman of Midland Holdings Limited (stock code:1200) (‘Midland’), in relation to a voluntary conditional cash partial offer by the Offeror to acquire approximately 8% of the issued share capital of Midland at a premium.
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Albert Wu
Contact: Carmelo Lee
Tel: +852 2847 7999
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
6 partners, 6 consultants, 7 associates, and over 40 supporting staff based in Hong Kong
■The firm is advising and acting for two ex-directors of China Shanshui Cement Group Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 691) (the ‘Company’) in legal proceedings (HCA 2880/2015), in which the Company claims against the clients (among other ex-directors) for alleged breach of fiduciary duties owed to the Company as well as alleged conspiracy with other co-defendants (as ex-directors and shareholders respectively) with intention to harm or injure the Company. The parties have jointly applied to the Court for assignment of a trial judge and setting down of the case for trial
Partners: Cheung Wai Hing, John Ng
■The firm is advising and acting for Asia Cement Corporation (‘ACC’), a listed company in Taiwan and a substantial shareholder of China Shanshui Cement Group Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 691) (the ‘Company’), in respect of disputes with other shareholders of the Company. Legal proceedings are commenced by ACC against other shareholders in control of the Company’s board as well as the directors of the Company for shareholder oppression and corporate wrongs during a specific period, including:
■Unfair prejudice petition commenced in Hong Kong (HCMP 1268/2017); and
■Derivative action commenced in Cayman Islands (FSD 166/2017) Partners: Cheung Wai Hing, John Ng
■The firm is advising and acting for a listed company, SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. (‘SUNeVision’), a principal subsidiary and the IT company and the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, in commencing a judicial review proceedings against Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation’s (‘HKSTPC’) decision not to take immediate steps to rectify the failure or refusal to take reasonable steps to enforce restrictions in leases against subletting, parting with possession and/or sharing of occupation in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (‘TKOIE’). SUNeVision is also trying to challenge an increased plot ratio decision made by HKSTPC in favour of one of the lessees, Global Switch Hong Kong Limited (whom became the Interested Party in the proceedings). Some interlocutory proceedings are currently undergoing, and the substantive hearing of the judicial review has been fixed in December 2019.
Partners: Kenneth Wong
Contact: Cheung Wai Hing
Tel: +852 2586 9898
Email: [email protected]