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Work Department

Corporate & Securities; Employment & Benefits; Real Estate.


Andy Yeo is a partner of Mayer Brown. He advises on issues involving foreign investment, real estate, employment, corporate finance, general corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on the PRC.

Andy acts for international clients in foreign direct investment into China in the form of joint ventures, and wholly foreign-owned enterprises, often involving equity transfers, mergers and acquisitions, or split-offs, covering industries ranging from manufacturing, real estate, and tourism, to information technology, foods and services.

He acts for international companies in China in matters involving representative offices, branches, subsidiaries (including under WTO or CEPA scheme), business operations (including retail, wholesale, distribution, and outsourcing), foreign exchange control, dissolution, compliance and financing.

He advises developers, funds and other investors on a wide range of aspects in real estate from investment structure, land and building acquisition, establishment of project company, obtaining the required permits and licences, and construction, to post-completion matters including property title application, sales and leasing and property management.

He counsels major companies operating in China on a wide range of human resource issues including special contract terms, ESOPs, termination agreements, dismissal, compensation and restrictive covenants. He also assists companies in arranging for and managing labour arbitration or litigation in China where required. Andy frequently gives presentations on employment law in China. He is a Highly Recommended Lawyer according to the PLC Cross-border Labour and Employment Benefits Handbook 2006-07 and the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2007 and 2008. PLC Cross-Border Finance Handbook named him as a Leading Labour & Employee Benefits Lawyer in China in 2009-10 and The Who’s Who Legal Yearbook 2012 also nominated him as a Recommended Management Labour & Employment Lawyer in China.

Andy speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Admitted in Singapore, California and Hong Kong.


English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


China University of Political Science and Law, Postgraduate Course; University of Washington, LLM; National University of Singapore, LLB

Lawyer Rankings

China > Real estate and construction: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Andy YeoMayer Brown

Mayer Brown‘s integrated construction and real estate practice is well-equipped to advise a varied array of stakeholders, including funds, developers and end-users, across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters throughout Greater China. The ‘sheer volume of deals that they undertake every year is astonishing’ and this ensures that the team has an excellent perspective of market trends across the myriad of development, finance and M&A-related matters intersecting with commercial, residential, retail and logistics properties. While it does handle some contractor work, the construction team is best-known for its employer-side offering, where as well as advising on the front-end of deals  including a major piece of ongoing work for the Hong Kong Jockey Club on the 150-hectare construction of a facility for the training of Hong Kong’s thoroughbred racehorses, it is also extremely adept at advising on any disputes that may subsequently arise. Tom Fu, who splits his time between Hong Kong and Beijing, is leading on the aforementioned matter and is frequently at the forefront of the firm’s most significant construction projects throughout Greater China, as well as outbound and Belt & Road infrastructure and power projects. Shanghai-based partner Andy Yeo takes the lead on most of the highest-profile PRC-based real estate projects and is adept at advising on matters throughout the life cycle of a deal. Beijing-based counsel Rosalyn Han has a well-rounded construction offering and is a key member of the team that also includes Shanghai-based real estate-focused senior associate Ellen Zhang.