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DLA Piper
Hong Kong

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Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A)

At DLA Piper, reflective of the continued growth of the practice and increase in workflows, Henry Cheng (who has over a decade of corporate and M&A experience) was hired from Kirkland & EllisLuke Gannon heads up the team in Hong Kong, which attracts a sizeable volume of large and complex deals, including public takeovers, private M&A, private equity investments, restructurings and related regulatory compliance matters. It demonstrates particularly strong capabilities in sectors such as healthcare, life sciences, insurance, renewable energy and natural resources, and technology. Other key practitioners are Heng Loong Cheong and Gloria Liu.

Hong Kong > Insurance

The ‘very client-oriented‘ team at DLA Piper is very active in transactional work, including joint ventures, M&A matters, and investments, and also advises on insurance regulatory issues. Heng Loong Cheong shares leadership of the practice with Shanghai-based Roy ChanPeter Shelford in Bangkok and John Goulios in Singapore.

Malaysia > Foreign firms

DLA Piper‘s multi-jurisdictional team handles Malaysia-related capital markets, project finance, real estate and general corporate and commercial transactions, with particular expertise in the education, energy, financial services, real estate and technology sectors. Hong Kong-based Heng Loong Cheong heads the team and is known for his experience in M&A and expertise in Association of Southeast Asian Nations regulatory matters. Joe Bauerschmidt, who is based in Singapore, has experience in debt and equity capital markets and corporate transactions, while Melbourne-based Arthur Chong, has particular experience in assisting Malaysian clients investing in Australia. The team benefits from the addition in Singapore of debt capital markets partner Philip Lee, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

China > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

DLA Piper regularly acts in large, complex corporate and M&A deals, and it has particular deal strength in sectors such as insurance, healthcare and life sciences, among others; the team also has significant regulatory and compliance experience. The practice co-heads are Shanghai-based Roy Chan, a highly rated corporate and M&A adviser to the insurance and financial services sectors in China, and the widely-respected corporate, M&A and private equity expert Qiang Li. Other notable mainland China contacts are Stewart Wang  and James Chang, while Heng Loong Cheong and Luke Gannon are the Hong Kong names to note.