Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Eversheds Sutherland Offices
37/F, One Taikoo Place, Taikoo Place
979 King's Road, Quarry Bay
Eversheds Sutherland > The Legal 500 Rankings
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3
Led by the 'smart and hardworking' Kingsley Ong, Eversheds Sutherland excels in providing highly bespoke advice to stakeholders in complex domestic and cross-border mandates. The team is well connected to local accounting and consultancy firms which are appreciative of its 'creativity and commerciality', and in the case of Ong, his ability to unwind complex structured finance products. Although the group is primarily focused on local mandates, aided by a growing international network, it is also picking up larger multi-jurisdictional mandates as evidenced by its recent role as debtor's counsel to Gibson Innovations on its high-profile insolvency.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team provides well-considered and practical advice.’
‘The responsive Kingsley Ong has great expertise in the area.’
Doctors Beck & Stone Limited
Ernst & Young (formerly JLA Asia) as liquidators of Manley Toys (HK), XG Holding Co., Limited
Gibson Innovations Limited
KPMG (as Hong Kong liquidators of Lehman Brothers, MF Global)
Liberty House Group
PricewaterhouseCooper as Joint & Several Liquidators of Maplin Electronics (HK) Limited
Tewoo (H.K.) Limited, Tewoo International Trade Co Ltd & Tianjin Huawu Trade Co., Ltd (PRC State Owned Enterprise Group)
Led by Kingsley Ong, Eversheds Sutherland's one-partner team has a strong track record for arrangers, issuers and investors in the Asian market across the spectrum of structured finance, securitisation and derivatives transactions. Ong has also successfully positioned himself as one of the pre-eminent practitioners in the market for unwinding complex structured products in the context of insolvency proceedings. Associate Polly Chiu is also recommended.
Other key lawyers:
Polly Chiu; Simon Barrell
CMB International Finance
China Merchants Securities
Hong Kong Capital Finance Corporation
KPMG (as Hong Kong liquidators of Lehman Brothers and MF Global)
Taipei Sky Tower Developer Group
Banking and finance Tier 4
Eversheds Sutherland is strong in a variety of areas of banking and finance, with trade finance and real estate finance representing two particularly notable cornerstones of the work. Also notable is that project finance is another bedrock of the practice; the firm acts for sponsors, lenders, investors and governments in this space. Elsewhere, other drivers of activity include international bilateral and syndicated lending, structured finance, acquisition finance, equity and asset finance, securitisations, investment funds and regulatory matters. Michael Yau is the head of the practice in Asia. Alex Doughty, who specialises in energy sector transactions, relocated to the Hong Kong office from London. Samuel Chau and Jae Lemin are other notable individuals.
‘Very strong in trade finance’.
‘Michael Yau is very experienced in trade finance; his advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters is prompt and practical’.
‘Samuel Chau is an experienced and reliable partner, who our bank has worked with us over the years. He provides effective commercial advice within our budget constraints and timelines without fail’.
China Cinda (HK) Asset Management Co., Ltd.
China CITIC Bank International Limited
China Vanke Co., Ltd.
Chong Hing Bank
Capital markets (equity) Tier 4
Eversheds Sutherland’s corporate team works closely with its international network to provide full-service support to clients seeking listings in Asia, as well as those pursuing listings on international capital markets. It also handles secondary fund raisings, privatisations, reverse takeovers and regulatory compliance matters. Practice head Stephen Mok has assisted more than 30 companies with securing listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Other key lawyers:
Norman Hui; Sin-Joh Chuang; Amy Yu; Dickson Ng
‘Well organised team, which is led by experienced local partners and foreign- registered lawyers, who cover most major jurisdictions from Hong Kong’.
‘Eversheds Sutherland has very extensive experience and legal knowledge of the Hong Kong capital markets sphere, which makes it stand out among its peers’.
‘Dickson Ng provides hands-on, proactive and commercial advice’.
‘Provide reasonable and practical solutions’.
‘Norman Hui provides substantial support and practical solutions for listing issues’.
BOCOM International (Asia) Limited
Watts International Maritime Engineering Limited
Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited
Lego Corporate Finance Limited
China Everbright Capital Limited
EuroEyes International Eye Clinic Limited
China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited (CICC)
Jilin Province Chuncheng Heating Company Limited
BOCI Asia Limited
Acme International Holdings Limited
AOBiome Therapeutics, Inc.
TOM Group Limited
The 'highly responsive and knowledgeable' Mark Yeadon heads up the practice at Eversheds Sutherland. The 'dedicated' team provides 'reliable and effective advice' on a wide range of matters, including commercial disputes, financial litigation and contentious regulatory cases. In the case of the latter, telecom disputes have been prominent in the group's recent workload. Rachael Shek is a name to note.
Other key lawyers:
‘Mark Yeadon has an exceptionally calm and measured approach to clients’ legal matters, providing sharp insights drawn from a wealth of experience in the commercial litigation field. He also has particular expertise in the immensely important and often contentious field of telecommunications regulation.’
‘Mark Yeadon leads a team with great expertise in telecoms matters, including competition issues.’
‘Mark Yeadon has huge experience of the sector and excellent judgment of litigation issues.’
Standard Chartered Bank
Corporate (including M&A) Tier 5
Eversheds Sutherland's team in Hong Kong works collaboratively with members of the Beijing and Shanghai offices to advise high-calibre clients on large cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. It acts for a mix of Chinese SOEs, US corporates, international corporates and private equity clients. Charles Butcher, who is the head of M&A in Hong Kong, has grown the firm's portfolio of regional and international mandates, and acts for clients in sectors such as TMT, life sciences, energy and natural resources. Asia corporate head Stephen Mok has over 25 years of M&A experience. Dickson Ng and Amy Yu are other key figures in the group.
Charles Butcher; Stephen Mok
‘Holistic approach to M&A – bringing resources from all areas of the firm together to provide the best advice to the client’.
‘Network of reliable partners in case of the need to reach out externally for a specific enterprise in a jurisdiction or subject matter’.
‘Able to break down complex legal issues into simple, easy to understand frameworks for clients’.
‘Very clear communication’.
CGN Energy International Holdings Co., Limited (CGNEI)
China Development Bank (CDB)
China National Petroleum Corporation
China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPE)
China State Energy Engineering Corporation Ltd. (Sinomec)
China-LAC Cooperation Fund (CLAC Fund)
Iron Mountain Incorporated
Sirtex Medical Limited
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