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Mayer Brown

16-19F, PRINCE'S BUILDING, 10 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +85 2 2843 2211
Fax:
Fax +85 2 2845 9121
DX:
DX-9001-IC
Email:
Web:
www.mayerbrown.com

Jeckle Chiu

Tel:
Work +852 2843 2245
Email:
Mayer Brown

Work Department

Corporate & Securities.

Position

Jeckle Chiu is a partner of Mayer Brown. He specialises in representing corporations and investment banks in both Hong Kong and the PRC on the full array of corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions and transactions under the governance of the Hong Kong listing rules and the takeovers code. This includes strategic investment, private placements of securities, convertible securities issues, corporate reorganisations, spin-offs, initial public offerings and takeovers. Jeckle has been named one of the leading lawyers for Equity Capital Markets in Hong Kong by IFLR1000 (2013-2018). He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Career

Admitted in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Education

The University of Hong Kong, PCLL; The University of Hong Kong, LLB.


China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Mayer Brown is singled out for its 'excellent service and solid expertise'. The firm's association with PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng recently ended but they have entered into a global cooperation agreement. The M&A team is able to draw upon the firm's expertise in regulatory, tax, fund formation and investment management, private equity, technology and real estate; it recently acted for a property development company in its disposal of a majority stake in a commercial complex development. The recommended names are Beijing-based Ian Lewis and Hong Kong-based Jeckle Chiu. Xiangyang Ge and Betty Tam left the firm.

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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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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (equity)

Within: Capital markets (equity)

Mayer Brown's group is led by Jason Elder, and includes highly respected partners Billy Au and Jeckle Chiu. Equally strong in issuer- and underwriter-side work, the group excels in global offerings and Hong Kong listings, spin-offs, right issuances and various other equity capital markets transactions. In 2017, Au and senior associate Jeremy Hsu advised Risecomm Group Holdings on its $27m listing and global offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In addition, Au and Carmen Yuen assisted Jiayuan International Group with a placing of existing shares and subscription for new shares, which raised circa HK$1.18bn in gross proceeds. The team also advised the same client on a subsequent HK$1.4bn placing and top-up. Another highlight involved acting for China Overseas Land & Investment and China Overseas Property Holdings Limited (COPL) on COPL's spin-off and separate Hong Kong listing. The team also acts for issuers and underwriters on transactions further afield across Asia.

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