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Andrew Carpenter

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Senior associate


Andrew is a corporate, commercial and regulatory lawyer who has been based in Hong Kong since 2009, having previously practised in London since 2005.

Andrew's main areas of expertise are in corporate and commercial transactions, particularly in the financial, insurance and natural resources sectors. Transactions he has worked on include cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and shareholder agreements as well as a large number of regulatory issues in Hong Kong involving the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority.  In addition, Andrew frequently advises on a broad range of commercial contracts.  

Andrew regularly gives presentations to clients on legal issues to assist with their knowledge development and training.

Andrew is qualified in both England and Wales and Hong Kong.



Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Stephenson Harwood ramped up its Greater China corporate offering in April 2018 by hiring 11 fee-earners from Troutman Sanders LLP, which has closed its operations in the region. Although most of the practitioners increased Stephenson Harwood's headcount in Beijing, one of the individuals to move across was Allen Shyu, whose practice is split between Beijing and Hong Kong. In addition to advising clients on Hong Kong and US capital markets transactions, Shyu also provides assistance with M&A, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions. Paul Westover, who heads the Hong Kong corporate group, has a wealth of experience in handling deals across Asia in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, sports and entertainment. In a notable matter in the insurance industry, Westover and senior associate Andrew Carpenter were among the advisers to US-headquartered healthcare benefits provider Aetna International on its acquisition of the Hong Kong-based Canadian Insurance Company; this deal means the client is now licensed to provide health insurance in Hong Kong. Also notable is that Jane Ng and associate Sherman Wong acted for TNG (Global) on an investment in the company by PRC private equity fund New Margin Capital as part of a $115m Series A financing round. Ivy Wong recently made partner.

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  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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