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Eversheds Sutherland Offices
37/F, One Taikoo Place, Taikoo Place
979 King's Road, Quarry Bay
Eversheds Sutherland > The Legal 500 Rankings
Antitrust and competition Tier 2
Eversheds Sutherland has developed a strong reputation for litigation/regulatory domestic work since Adam Ferguson relocated from the UK to spearhead the practice in 2015. As well as representing private clients in relation to cartel and dominance investigations, the firm's 'deep well of experience in the telecoms sector', enables it to provide 'invaluable insight' on behalf of that industry's regulator, the Communications Authority, including recently successfully defeating a judicial review brought against it by Hong Kong Telecommunications. Although the team is less active on merger control matters, it has successfully forged a strong reputation advising airlines on the competition law implications associated with joint ventures and strategic co-operation arrangements.
‘The antitrust and competition team can draw from a deep well of experience, particularly in the field of telecommunications, which competition law issues have arisen for many years before the commencement of the Competition Ordinance.’
‘Mark Yeadon stands out for combining strength and experience in the areas of commercial litigation, competition law, and telecommunications regulation in a way that brings invaluable insights in each area.’
‘Adam Ferguson has a great store of knowledge and cross-jurisdictional experience in the area of competition law.’
Cathay Pacific Airways
Li & Fung
New World Developments
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3
Eversheds Sutherland's fluid Hong Kong finance offering includes numerous lawyers who combine front-end transactional expertise, with a deep knowledge of workout/unwinding strategies, in the event of distress. This approach is encapsulated by Kingsley Ong, whose broad structured finance and securitisation transactional expertise ensures that he is particularly well-suited to advising on the unwinding of often very complex financial instruments in distressed situations. Although the firm is fairly balanced in terms of its debtor and creditor-side client base, under the guidance of Ong, who is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, it has a particularly strong track record advising IPs on the Hong Kong aspects of major global restructurings.
Ernst & Young (Hong Kong Liquidators of Manley Toys Limited)
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
Alvarez & Marsal
PricewaterhouseCooper (liquidators of Maplin Electronics (HK) Limited)
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Xiwang Special Steel Company Limited (HK Stock code 1266.hk)
Gibson Innovations Limited
Tewoo (H.K.) Limited and Tianjin Huawu Trade Co., Ltd.
Golden Pillars (H.K.) Limited
Gam Kimura Commodity Trade Finance Fund Limited
The structured finance, securitisation, and derivatives team at Eversheds Sutherland handle transactions across Asia. Under the leadership of Kingsley Ong, the team advises on large securitisations and many complex derivatives and structured products in China, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Associate Polly Chiu is recommended.
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
BOCI Leveraged & Structured Finance Limited
CMB International Securities
China Merchants Securities
Siegfried Asset Management Limited
Hong Kong Capital Finance Corporation
KPMG (as Hong Kong liquidators of Lehman Brothers and MF Global)
Li & Fung Group (HKSE: 0494)
Meritz Securities (008560: KRX)
Oceanwide Holdings Ltd (HKSE: 0715)
Southwest Securities (HK) Brokerage Limited
Taipei Sky Tower Developer Group
Banking and finance Tier 4
Eversheds Sutherland handles domestic and international bilateral and syndicated lending trade finance, credit facilities, project finance, structured finance, acquisition finance, and bank regulatory issues and enforcement advice. Its client base includes sponsors, lenders, governments and investors. Head of practice Michael Yau counts international, local and PRC banks amongst his clients, and advises on financing and banking compliance matters.
‘They are always very practical and give very holistic and sensible advice’.
‘Michael Yau is the partner we are working with, he is very responsive, flexible and always proactive’.
‘Well-rounded and experienced team providing value for money legal services’.
‘Samuel Chau will always go the extra mile in providing economical solutions for our Bank’s needs’.
‘Alex Doughty’s depth of experience across financial instruments gives him a unique ability to draft complex funding and derivative products’.
‘Jae Lemin is a consummate professional and a strong technical lawyer who is well known in the market’.
‘Goes beyond the strict scope of engagement and keeps a comprehensive view of the client’s interest’.
‘Responsive, thoughtful and very friendly’.
China Cinda (HK) Asset Management Co., Ltd.
China CITIC Bank International Limited
China Vanke Co., Ltd.
Standard Chartered Bank
Chong Hing Bank
CGN New Energy
Capital markets (equity) Tier 4
The Greater China capital markets team at Eversheds Sutherland handles fund raising financial transactions including IPOs, secondary fund raising, corporate restructuring, privatisations and reverse takeovers. Head of corporate Asia Stephen Mok has over 25 years’ corporate finance experience and speaks fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Norman Hui was recently promoted to head of equity capital markets and is recommended for corporate finance, M&A and private equity transactions.
‘Long-serving and stable team members’.
‘Hands-on involvement from senior members of the team’.
‘They provide practical advice to clients, striking the right balance between legal strictness and commercial viability’.
‘They have a young and vibrant team which is highly dependable and responsive’.
‘Dickson Ng stands out from the very strong corporate team’.
‘Dickson Ng leads by example and always puts his clients first’.
‘Dickson Ng has a level-headed character and a pragmatic approach’.
‘One of the most professional firms in town with good commercial connections and thus good business sense’.
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
Imagi International Holdings Limited
China Gas Industry Investment Holdings Co. Ltd.
Fortune Financial Capital Limited
Mont Avenir Capital Limited
Labour and employment Tier 4
Eversheds Sutherland's 'very strong' team head Jennifer Van Dale has a long-established reputation in the market as a result of her ability to provide 'very commercial' advice to employers across a range of primarily non-contentious matters, including advice on the employment aspects of multi-jurisdictional projects handled by the firm, training and HR compliance issues.
Corporate (including M&A) Tier 5
The Greater China Corporate Group at Eversheds Sutherland advises household name clients on the full corporate life-cycle. Leaning on its global platform, the firm is able to provide a cohesive cross-border service. Head of practice Charles Butcher is recommended for regional and international M&A and private equity projects. Stephen Mok, who jointly heads the team, counts Chinese SOEs, privately-owned enterprises and international investment banks amongst his clients. Roderick Lai was promoted to partner.
‘Excellent bench strength in the Corporate team and can cover international and Hong Kong matters’.
‘Charles Butcher is excellent, very practical and easy to work with’.
‘I’ve never seen a team that better marries legal risk and business risk in the same discussion’.
‘The team is empowered to make acceptable trade-offs, and keep critical momentum which ultimately substantially raises the probability of a successfully completed transaction’.
‘Stephen Mok is a great partner for matters with a PRC nexus, he bridges the cultural gap between China and the West with ease’.
‘The corporate team of Eversheds Sutherland is technically strong and very diligent’.
‘They have exceptional legal skills and knowledge of the market’.
‘The team is very strong technically and strives to provide excellent turn-around on material’.
Baird Capital Partners
Belt Road Investment Group
CGN Energy International Holdings Co., Limited
China-LAC Cooperation Fund
New World Development Company
Specsavers Optical Group
Eversheds Sutherland's Hong Kong-based practice focuses on strategic and bet-the-farm technology outsourcing and digital transformation projects, including high-profile transactions involving emerging technology and new fintech market entrants across Hong Kong and Asia. The practice advises financial services institutions on strategic technology and payments transactions, including infrastructure outsourcing (private and public cloud); open banking; core-banking and payments platforms; payment scheme arrangements; contact centre and telecoms services; enterprise software licensing; and data centre and application outsourcing arrangements. Joining in 2019 from PwC's associated Hong Kong legal, technology and digital practice (known as Tiang & Partners), Rhys McWhirter leads the TMT group in Hong Kong. Asia banking and finance head Michael Yau is also key to the practice.
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Sweden: International Arbitration
Published: November 2020
Authors: Jonas Löttiger Kim Ödlund Anna Lindsö
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to International Arbitration laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.
Finland: Intellectual Property
Published: July 2021
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This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Intellectual Property laws and regulations that may occur in Finland.
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- Antitrust and competition
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Structured finance and securitisation
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets (equity)
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Labour and employment
- Corporate (including M&A)