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Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

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Managing Partner: William Kwan
Number of partners: 34
Number of lawyers: 81 (including 2 registered foreign lawyers for PRC law)
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 over 300 members including 79 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, 9 associates, over 20 senior conveyancing clerks, and 90 other staff based in Hong Kong
Some recent transactions:
■ The firm acted for a developer in the purchase of 100% interest of an industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang by way of acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the property holding company
Partners: Ma Ho Fai, Rita Tsang, Catherine Hung
■ The firm acted for a developer in the purchase of 100% interest of a commercial building in Central by way of acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the property holding company
Partners: Ma Ho Fai, Ben Lui, Catherine Hung
■ The firm acted for a developer in the purchase of various floors in a commercial building in Central
Partners: Ma Ho Fai, Ben Lui, Catherine Hung
Contact: Ma Ho Fai
Tel: +852 2586 9898
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
12 partners, 4 consultants, 15 associates, 4 PRC qualified lawyers and over 20 other staff based in Hong Kong
Some recent transactions (Capital Markets):
■ Acted for CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 1093) on its HKD2,351 million placing of new shares under general mandate
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Annie Yiu
■ Acted for Kiddieland International Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 3830) on its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Sandy Lee
■ Acted for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (SEHK Stock Code: 2238) on its RMB15 billion non-public issuance of A shares
Partners: Brian Leung, Rosella Wong
Some recent transactions (M&A):
■ Acted for (i) Hopewell Holdings Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 54) on its HKD9.9 billion major transaction for disposal of its 66.69% stake in Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 737 (HKD counter) & 80737 (RMB counter), ‘HHI’); and (ii) HHI as offeree under the unconditional mandatory cash offer by CLSA Limited on behalf of Shenzhen Investment International Capital Holdings Infrastructure Co., Ltd to acquire the remaining shares of HHI
Partners: Carmelo Lee, Annie Yiu
■ Acted for Henderson Land Development Company Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 12) on its HKD8.54 billion disposal of various PRC projects Partners: Brian Leung, Sandy Lee Acted for Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 3382) on its RMB4.9 billion major transaction for intra-group asset restructuring with its Shanghai Stock Exchange listed subsidiary Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd. (SEHK Stock Code: 600717)
Partner: Brian Leung
■ Acted for PCCW Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 008) and Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 517, ‘PCPD’) on their HKD2 billion connected transactions for joint development of No.3 to 6 of Glenealy, Hong Kong by PCPD and CSI Properties Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 497)
Partners: Candy Lau, Ben Lui
Contact: Carmelo Lee
Tel: +852 2847 7999
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
8 partners, 3 consultants, 9 associates, and over 40 supporting staff based in Hong Kong
Some recent transactions:
■ The firm is advising and acting for Asia Cement Corporation (a listed company in Taiwan) (‘Client’), a 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 Client against other shareholders in control of the Company’s board as well as the directors of the Company for shareholder oppression and corporate wrongs, 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 two ex-directors (‘Clients’) 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 co-defendants also as 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
Partners: Cheung Wai Hing, John Ng
■ The firm is advising and acting for an owner, a company within the group of CITIC Pacific Limited, of a site in Kowloon to lodge an appeal to the Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning) under section 17B of the Town Planning Ordinance against the Town Planning Board’s refusal to give approval to a redevelopment plan. The firm is also acting for the same owner in commencing judicial review proceedings against the planning authority’s decision to further impose building height restrictions and require a building gap in the middle of the site upon redevelopment. The proceedings are now in the appeal stage to the Court of Appeal
Partners: Kenneth Wong, Hilda Au
Contact: Cheung Wai Hing
Tel: +852 2586 9898
Email: [email protected]