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Eversheds Sutherland > The Legal 500 RankingsEversheds Sutherland‘s Hong Kong-based Asia technology group assists with a broad-spectrum of fintech-related matters. The team is particularly focused on strategic and bet-the-farm technology and digital transformation projects, which lie at the intersection of financial services and technology. Its recent experience includes several high-end, regulated fintech transactions; and the group is regularly sought out by international banks and global technology organisations in relation to virtual banks, merchants, technology service providers, and payment providers and processors. It is also increasingly active on behalf of multinational financial services, retail and technology companies, in relation to core banking and payments platforms. Fintech transactions specialist Rhys McWhirter leads the firm’s fintech and technology practice group across Asia, while the practice of Asia banking and finance head Michael Yau also covers fintech matters. Of counsel Frankie Tam is a technology specialist.
Rhys McWhirter; Michael Yau
Other key lawyers:
Frankie Tam; Philip Chow; Kenny Tam
Thought Machine Group
Ping Pong Global Payments
China CITIC Bank International
- Advised Thought Machine Group on a number of strategic technology arrangements throughout Asia, which involved the licensing of its core banking platform, Vault, to various financial institutions.
- Advised international unicorn Ping Pong Global Payments on its charge card, merchant acquiring and payment facilitator businesses in Hong Kong.
- Advised Blackhawk Network on its gift card and reward card distribution offering and associated data privacy regulatory matters in multiple APAC jurisdictions.
Jay Ze; Jack Cai; Charles Butcher; Stephen Mok
‘Eversheds Sutherland shows absolutely excellent and truly sophisticated ability to handle complex matters. They provide clear, innovative, thorough and extremely responsive advice with an excellent sense of pragmatic business considerations. Eversheds Sutherland was able to identify potential obstacles in advance and propose practical solutions.’
‘Eversheds Sutherland organizes their global resources efficiently and effectively.’
‘We have benefitted significantly from the deep and wide connections that Eversheds Sutherland’s lawyers have with the industry’s key players and other intermediaries such as the technical advisers, financial advisers and lenders. They can quickly make sound recommendations to us.’
‘Eversheds Sutherland is able to accommodate our schedule across jurisdictions and time zones to ensure that the firm delivers a 24/7 seamless global service. Their attorneys are very proactive and always meet our tight timelines and deliver quality work products under extreme time pressure.’
‘Their attorneys of diverse gender, ethnicity and professional background are participating in our transaction and making valuation contribution. Eversheds Sutherland also encourages young attorneys to take on important roles, and they always deliver.’
‘Jay Ze in essence stands for the highest quality you can get. Combining his solid legal expertise with his business and political acumen, Jay is guiding us through challenging legal issues in this complex project. He goes above and beyond offering proactive commercial advice tailored to our risk appetite. Jay does not wait for the client to come to him – he presents the solutions to the client a few steps ahead of the process.’
‘Jay Ze has a deep understanding of the client’s key commercial motives and focus. His proactive thinking and excellent commercial senses make it not only valuable in identifying legal risks, but also in selecting the best commercial strategies.’
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
CITIC Resources Holdings
Hutchison Port Holdings and CK Hutchison Holdings
Naked Brand Group
Store Friendly Self Storage Group
- Advised JAS on its multijurisdictional acquisition of Tigers Limited from Geopost S.A.
- Advised Baird Capital on its LBO of Vega Global Limited, and advised Vega Global on the subsequent bolt-on acquisition of a majority stake of Kodum Limited, a leading technology services provider operating in ANZ and the Pacific Islands.
- Advised Naked Brand Group in relation to the China and Hong Kong aspects of its combination with Cenntro Automotive Group.
Eversheds Sutherland > Firm Profile
As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.
Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.
We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.
What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes.
|Managing Partner Asia||Stephen Kittsemail@example.com||+852 2186 3262|
|Corporate||Stephen Mokfirstname.lastname@example.org||+852 2186 3213|
|Banking and Finance||Michael Yauemail@example.com||+852 2186 3237|
|Litigation and Dispute Resolutions||Mark Yeadonfirstname.lastname@example.org||+852 2186 3225|
|Intellectual Property||Cedric Lamemail@example.com||+852 2186 3202|
|Employment||Jennifer Van Dalefirstname.lastname@example.org||+852 2186 4945|
|Commercial||Rhys McWhirteremail@example.com||+852 2186 4969|
LanguagesChinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) English
Press Releases26th April 2022 Wenzel Röhsner, LL.M. (29) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in March 2022 and appointed Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He specializes in intellectual property and litigation law with a focus on tort, civil and corporate law.
24th January 2022 Michael Röhsner, LL.M. (26) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in December 2021 and has been promoted to Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He focuses on data protection, IT law and cybersecurity.
7th January 2021 München, 10. Dezember 2020 - Die globale Wirtschaftskanzlei Eversheds Sutherland hat Reconomy, den führende Anbieter von Entsorgungs- und Rücknahmelösungen in Großbritannien, bei der Übernahme des deutschen Entsorgungsfachbetriebs Noventiz beraten. Verkäufer ist das deutsche PE-Haus SEAFORT Advisors.
Corporate reorganisations: key considerations on a global reorganisation projectRobin Johnson, Christian Mense and Nicola Evans continue their series of papers on corporate reorganisations. In this article, they look at the key considerations on a multinational reorganisation project.
The deal is done – what happens next?In the third of their series of articles on corporate reorganisations, Robin Johnson, Christian Mense and Nicola Evans of Eversheds Sutherland consider what to do once an agreement is signed When a company buys a business or group of companies, a lot of work, time and cost goes into due diligence of the target. Due …
Recent motives and trends for corporate reorganisationsIn the fourth of their series of articles on corporate reorganisations, Robin Johnson, Christian Mense and Nicola Evans give on overview on the most recent motives and trends for corporate reorganisations.
Why employers should engage more with employee mental healthFor several years, employers have been urged to do more to look after the mental health of their workforce. Even before the pandemic, in January 2019, mental health at work was a primary discussion topic at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting accompanied by huge estimations of the financial impact, globally, in terms of lost …
Finland: Intellectual Property
Published: June 2022
Authors: Petteri Häkkänen Kati Rantala Lassi Lepistö Fanny Pajuniemi
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Intellectual Property laws and regulations that may occur in Finland.
Sweden: International Arbitration
Published: November 2022
Authors: Jonas Löttiger Hans Forssell Kim Ödlund
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to International Arbitration laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.