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Mark Uhrynuk

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Mayer Brown

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Corporate & Securities.


Mark Uhrynuk is a partner of Mayer Brown resident in the Hong Kong office. He represents corporations, investment banks, investment managers and investor groups in a variety of transactional matters. His wide-ranging experience includes cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances; international equity and debt capital markets transactions; private equity and venture capital investment and related financings; and investment fund matters, including infrastructure, private equity and real estate funds.

Mark is qualified as a lawyer and has practiced law in Hong Kong, New York and England. His knowledge extends from global M&A transactions to international and US public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, international tender and exchange offers, SEC filings, and other matters arising under US securities laws for public issuers and shareholders. According to Legal 500 (2008), "clients cite him as an 'extremely smart lawyer'". Mark has been nominated as highly regarded Hong Kong lawyer by IFLR1000 for Mergers and Acquisitions (2018-2019) and Private Equity (2018-2019).


Admitted in New York, England and Wales and Hong Kong.




University of Western Ontario, MBA, with distinction; University of Western Ontario Law School, LLB, with distinction, Associate Editor, Law Review; Dartmouth College, AB

Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Mayer Brown has a long-established presence in Greater China and, backed by the resources of its wider global network, is well-placed to advise PRC-based companies and multinationals on domestic and cross-border transactions. Its team is led by Jeckle Chiu, who worked alongside senior associate Mindy Ho to advise Tsingtao Brewery on the sale of a 19.99% stake in the company by Japanese brewer Asahi for $941m. Another key figure is Mark Uhrynuk, who worked with senior associate Stanley Tan to advise Principal Financial Group on its proposed acquisition of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Group and CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management from joint venture partner CIMB Group. Also recommended is Chester Wong, who has expertise in public takeovers governed by the Hong Kong's listing rules and takeovers code, and various corporate governance and compliance issues concerning Hong Kong-listed companies. Elsewhere, the firm is looking to capture more China outbound work, and has identified deals connected with the Belt and Road Initiative as one of the areas of opportunity for the M&A practice.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Mayer Brown's Hong Kong office is well-versed in private equity deals in the real estate sector, where the 'commercial, professional and friendly' David Ellis is particularly well regarded. Recent highlights include advising a consortium of investors led by Gaw Capital Partners on the $2.95bn acquisition of 17 commercial properties in Hong Kong from Link Real Estate Investment Trust. Mark Uhrynuk is also recommended, while the recruitment in January 2018 of Brian McKenna from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP affords it greater industry sector coverage, including of financial services and TMT.

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