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17TH FLOOR, TOWER ONE, LIPPO CENTRE,, 89 QUEENSWAY,, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 2573 5000
Fax:
Fax +852 2802 3553
Email:
Web:
www.tannerdewitt.com

Eddie Look

Tel:
Work +85225735000
Email:
Tanner De Witt

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Eddie is engaged in a broad range of corporate and commercial work in the Asia Pacific region. He advises on acquisition of shares and businesses, private equity, structuring of companies and commercial documentation including shareholders', financing, licensing, distribution, franchise and manufacturing arrangements as well as on IP protection including trademarks and immigration matters. On regulatory matters, he advises on onshore elements of offshore funds and on Securities and Futures Ordinance requirements for commercial documentation. Additionally, Eddie assists businesses to develop in the PRC, including arranging for the establishment of representative offices, wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOEs) and joint ventures.

Career

Qualified British Columbia, Canada (1998), Hong Kong (2001).


Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Independent Hong Kong firm Tanner De Witt delivers 'professional and efficient service' across a wide ambit of corporate matters. Its diverse practice covers M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, private equity transactions, shareholder agreements, franchising agreements, distribution arrangements and various other issues. Although the firm is primarily known for acting for middle-market clients, its first-rate reputation also sees it advise a number of household names, such as Facebook and Philips Electronics. Under the joint leadership of Eddie Look and Tim Drew, there has been a significant uptick in mandates, and the practice has been further buoyed by the recent arrival of Pàdraig Walsh from Bird & Bird. Walsh has particular experience of acting for clients in technology-related industries, such as fintech, insurtech, regtech and cleantech. The firm also acts for clients active in other areas, such as electronics, fashion, hotels and financial services. River Stone, who made partner in November 2017, is a fluent speaker of English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese. Jan Möller, who qualified in the Netherlands in 2008, has practised as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong since 2012.

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