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Charles Butcher

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Charles specialises in international M&A and private equity.

Based in Hong Kong since 2007, Charles’ practice focuses on regional and international cross-border transactions and investments. He has represented clients on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, restructurings and financing transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region including Greater China, India, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Australia, and on outbound investments across the globe including in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Charles has extensive experience leading multi-jurisdictional projects and providing structuring, governance and strategic advice to international corporate, institutional and private equity clients.

Charles has particular industry experience in the energy and natural resources, industrials, TMT, life sciences and financial services sectors.

He is strongly results driven and committed to finding practical, innovative and commercial solutions for his clients. He is recognized in Chambers & Partners Global and Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2015 where he is described as “very efficient, very reactive, very clear in his explanations, and a good negotiator.”

“Charles Butcher should be the first choice for anyone seeking assistance with any corporate and M&A transactions in Asia. I’ve dealt with numerous lawyers over the past 16 years and I can honestly say, very few are as professionally competent, with very good business oriented mindset and care more about customer service than him. Beyond his technical capabilities, Charles Butcher is clear thinking, able to communicate and explain well on any complex matters helping us to make the decisions more accurate and successful.”

General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, Global technology company


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Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Eversheds Sutherland handles the full range of cross-border transactions for Chinese corporates, state-owned enterprises and international clients through its network of offices in Greater China. With practitioners in Beijing and Shanghai focused on inbound and outbound matters, the Hong Kong team has a particular specialism in Asia-Pacific regional transactions and wider global deals. The group includes Charles Butcher, who has been instrumental in the growth of the practice; he recently led a cross-office team that acted for Baird Capital on its acquisition of an indirect interest in the Malaysia-based Nirvana Asia via a vehicle controlled by Nirvana's founder and CEO. Butcher also co-led an international team that advised global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will on its acquisition of Danish outfit Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. Other clients of the firm include Avis Budget Group, New World China Land and China Everbright. Asia corporate head and Hong Kong senior partner Stephen Mok has more than 25 years of deal experience. In recent developments, Dickson Ng joined from Taylor Wessing LLP, while Amy Yu and Rachel Han were promoted to partner and consultant respectively.

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