Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 —Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of five lawyers in Asia to partner. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.

“I am delighted to welcome this new group of outstanding lawyers to the partnership of Mayer Brown,” said Chairman Paul Theiss. “Their promotion is a testament to the trust placed in them by our valued clients, as well as their world-class legal skills and business judgment. In addition, they have demonstrated their collegiality and ability to serve clients across our practice areas and geographic boundaries. We are confident that our new partners will continue to make significant contributions to serving our clients and ensuring the continued success of Mayer Brown.”

The new partners in Asia are:

Pheona S.Y. Chow, Real Estate, Hong Kong

Pheona Chow, a Real Estate partner in Hong Kong, specializes in real estate development. She advises on a wide variety of matters throughout the cycle of real estate development in Hong Kong, including land acquisitions, government land grants and lease modification, development and redevelopment agreements, tenders for joint venture developments, project conveyancing, stamp duty, building management matters and commercial tenancies. Recently, Ms. Chow advised the Airport Authority on the tender for SkyCity, a 350,000 square meter shopping, entertainment and office complex at Hong Kong International Airport.

Cindy W.S. Kao, Corporate & Securities, Hong Kong

Cindy Kao, a Corporate & Securities partner in Hong Kong, specializes in international securities offerings, initial public offerings and private equity investments (both debt and equity). Ms. Kao advises underwriters and issuers with respect to securities offerings, with a primary focus on PRC-based issuers. She represents an array of clients, including leading international investment banks and companies, throughout Asia, including the PRC and Taiwan.

Alvin L.Y. Yeung, Real Estate, Hong Kong

The practice of Alvin Yeung, a Real Estate partner in Hong Kong, includes a wide range of real estate development related matters, including the sale and purchase of land and land holding companies. His practice covers project conveyancing, advice on land titles, easements and right of ways, building management, joint venture agreements and development agreements, and revitalization of industrial buildings. Mr. Yeung also advises on property-related litigation, including compulsory sale, adverse possession, compensation claims, tenancy disputes and building management disputes.

Vivien S.K. Yip, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong

Vivien Yip is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner in Hong Kong. In her practice, she counsels financial institution clients on financial services-related disputes, including several large and long running High Court litigations arising from the 2008 global financial crisis. She has a particular focus on PRC-related corporate and commercial controversies that are subject to arbitration or court litigation in Hong Kong and in other jurisdictions. Ms. Yip also has extensive experience advising on multi-jurisdictional shareholder and securities disputes, probate litigation and media-related litigation.

Dion K.Y. Yu, Banking & Finance, Hong Kong

Dion Yu, a Banking & Finance partner in Hong Kong, advises and represents banks and financial institutions in banking finance transactions ranging from bilateral loan transactions to syndicated secured loan financing. Mr. Yu has experience in advising loan financing transactions involving REITs, shares and assets acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing, hotel development project financing and other construction and development financing in Hong Kong, the PRC and Macau.


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