Corporate and M&A

The corporate and M&A practice group of our Commercial Department serves individual and corporate clients from the date when they embark on a business venture. Services provided include advising and preparing documentation for:

  • incorporation of Hong Kong or off-shore corporations and general corporate secretarial work
  • formation of partnerships and partnership agreements
  • director's share option schemes, employees’ share award scheme, restrictive covenants, non-competition and general employment contracts
  • corporate re-structuring and redomiciliation
  • share repurchases, buy back arrangements and re-classification of shares
  • joint ventures and shareholders' agreements
  • mergers & acquisitions and legal due diligence
  • manufacturing agreements, distributorship agreements, franchising agreements, licensing agreements and other commercial and trading arrangements
  • initial public offerings (including listing of A shares in Mainland China, listing of red chips and H shares on both Main Board and GEM Board) and securities offerings
  • various forms of corporate fund-raising exercises including rights issues placing, "top-ups placing", issuance of corporate bonds and convertible securities
  • various forms of derivative instruments
  • general offers and takeovers of public companies
  • listing compliance
  • privatization
  • stock lending and borrowing

With decades of experience in cross-border transactions between Hong Kong and Mainland China, our firm has acted for various local and international clients in their joint ventures, merger and acquisition activities in Mainland China. Our firm also frequently acts for overseas companies and other legal entities in relation to their global activities involving Hong Kong.