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Tim Fletcher

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Tim is a corporate finance lawyer who enjoys a wide practice, embracing global and regional clients. Tim has over 20 years' experience based in the Asian markets. Tim's focus is first on clients and a practical, commercial and proactive response to their diverse needs. Tim's major areas of practice are: M&A, including public company takeovers; private transactions for corporates and institutions, including venture capital and private equity investors; financial services; securities; and employment. Tim leads the Financial Institutions Group within the Corporate practice providing advice to insurance, banking and fund clients on both transactional and regulatory matters.


Trained at Hogan Lovells and became partner in 1998




Education: LL.B (Hons), Nottingham University, 1983 Qualifications: 1987, England & Wales; and 1990, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Hogan Lovells' global footprint and cross-practice expertise make it a strong performer in complex, multifaceted transactions. One of its many areas of strength is China outbound deals, as was evidenced in 2017 when a cross-office team gave advice to CITIC Capital Silk Road GP on its $10m investment in LanzaTech New Zealand via a subscription of Series D preferred shares and warrants. Led by Tim Fletcher, who has 27 years of experience based in Asia, the group also excels in domestic M&A, China inbound transactions and other multi-jurisdictional matters. Fletcher acted for DCC on its proposed acquisition of Shell's LPG business in Hong Kong and Macau for $150m. Clients such as Swissport and HNA Group also turn to the firm for corporate advice. Stephanie Tang joined from Shearman & Sterling. Steven Tran joined Mayer Brown in February 2019.

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Within: Insurance

Under the leadership of practice head Tim Fletcher, Hogan Lovells' team specialises in complex life insurance and insurance financing transactions. Recent work includes striking out a High Court action against client Prudential over an alleged breach of contract and misappropriation of funds with damages amounting to HK$10.6m. Clients also include AXA Asia and C.V. Starr & Co. Senior associate Jan Buschmann, who has particular expertise in life insurance and complex reinsurance arrangements, left to join Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Led by commercial litigator Allan Leung on the disputes side, and corporate partner Tim Fletcher on the non-contentious front, Hogan Lovells handles a significant volume and range of work (including advice on employment contracts, transfer of employees and restrictive covenants), primarily for existing clients of the firm. Fletcher is providing employment advice to 21st Century Fox on the $52.4bn sale of certain of its businesses to The Walt Disney Company in a stock transaction.

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Within: Regulatory

Mark Lin and Tim Fletcher head up the practice at Hogan Lovells. The team regularly advises the Greater China legal and compliance teams of Société Générale, covering issues relating to compliance with the new OTC derivatives business regulations, margin finance, scope of licence, registration, and the roles of individual bankers. Clients also include AXA and Chau Chi Yin, the former director of CITIC.

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