Ms Hannah Ha > Mayer Brown > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Mayer Brown
16-19F, PRINCE'S BUILDING
10 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong
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Work Department

Antitrust & Competition, Corporate/M&A.

Position

Hannah Ha is a partner of the Corporate & Securities practice of Mayer Brown in Hong Kong. Hannah’s primary practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and she has extensive experience in foreign direct investment in China, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate and commercial matters.

Hannah advises sovereign wealth funds, blue-chip companies, multi-national corporations and mainland Chinese companies. Her industry experience is wide-ranging, including aviation, chemicals, construction, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, transport, financial services and real estate.

Consistently recognised by independent commentators, IFLR1000 2014 describes Hannah as “extremely dedicated and competent” and clients say “it was an enriching experience to work with her”. She has also been named leading lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions by Expert Guides: Women in Business Law in 2014-2016 and leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2011-2017.

Hannah’s practice also covers competition law, and she co-heads the firm’s award winning Antitrust & Competition Team in Asia. Hannah is a China-Appointed Attesting Officer (appointed by the Ministry of Justice of PRC) and a Notary Public in Hong Kong. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Career

Admitted in Hong Kong, England & Wales, Australia – Tasmania, Australia – Victoria, Australia – New South Wales, Australia – Queensland, New Zealand, and New York.

Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Antitrust and competition

(Leading individuals)

Hannah HaMayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s antitrust and competition team draws on strength from its global network in Asia, the Americas and Europe to provide a joined-up approach to cross-border matters. The team is led by John Hickin, and Cantonese and Mandarin speaker Hannah Ha; with Hickin handling court disputes work and regulatory investigations, and Ha assisting clients with investigations conducted by the Hong Kong Competition Commission. It acts for large companies and multinational brands, often advising on merger control issues in mainland China, and on interactions with the regulator. Given the firm’s focus on real estate and construction sector, it regularly advises a range of major clients in the sector on their competition needs.

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A)

Mayer Brown is well-equipped to support on cross-border transactions; the local practice is led by Hannah Ha, a lawyer who not only enjoys an edge in merger control issues, owing to her status of co-head of the Asian antitrust and competition team but who also thrives in respect of direct investment into China, private equity transactions and general commercial matters. Mark Uhrynuk is the other senior partner on-site, and also co-leads the firm’s private equity practice; he is acclaimed for his guidance on divestiture, joint venture and strategic alliance transactions in addition to international equity and debt capital market deals. The department aims to deliver a full lifecycle offering on transactions from strategy and planning through to exit and directs its focus to a number of heavily regulated sectors which include real estate, transportation, banking, culture, media, pharmaceuticals and insurance.