Tommy specialises in corporate law with a focus on M&A.
Tommy advises multinational and domestic Chinese corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including public takeovers, private investments, cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures. Besides mergers and acquisitions, Tommy also advises clients on capital markets, Hong Kong Stock Exchange regulatory matters, corporate governance and crisis management. He uses his multidisciplinary expertise to provide clients with valuable insight into complex transactions involving public and private elements, ensuring effective transaction planning, execution and compliance, whilst delivering commercial outcomes. Tommy is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute, and regularly contributes to the development of good corporate governance for Hong Kong companies.
- The A-List 2020 China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)
China Business Law Journal, 2020
- Leading individual – Corporate/M&A, China/Hong Kong
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2023
Tommy's expertise is widely recognised in a number of legal practitioners guides, including Who's Who Legal, Chambers Asia, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer?.
Experience & expertise
- Canal+ on its US$300 million equity investment and joint venture transaction with PCCW Media in which Canal+ agreed to invest in the Viu Group (the OTT streaming business owned by PCCW Group) with a call option to take majority control. Including the call option value, the total transaction value is expected to be up to about US$1.2 billion
- Southwind Media Group in relation to its EUR620 million corporate and debt restructuring of Joye Media Group (Mediapro)
- Wearnes-StarChase Limited on its RMB3.7 billion sale of subsidiary StarChase Motorsports Limited to China MeiDong Auto Holdings Limited, which will acquire Porsche dealership businesses in seven mainland China cities under the terms of the transaction
- Amcor on an approximately HK$1 billion sale of Hong Kong-listed AMVIG Holdings Limited (02300. HK), which operates a tobacco packaging and printing business in China
- Axiata on the strategic sale of a 5% stake in its major IDX-listed subsidiary, PT XL Axiata to Ferrymount Investments, a consortium backed by two private equity investors, Provident Capital Partners and Tiga Investments
- Pearson Group on the sale of its education publishing business in Hong Kong
- Iron Mountain Group on its acquisition of Integrated Fine Art Solutions (Hong Kong), a specialist art storage business based in Hong Kong
- China Resources Capital Management Limited on its acquisition of CitySuper Group, operator of the premium food and lifestyle supermarket chain in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taiwan
- Alibaba on its strategic equity and convertible debt investment in E-house China, a China-based, Hong Kong listed online property brokerage group
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of Asia (Hong Kong) Limited on its joint venture with Tencent, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Hillhouse and Mr. Adrian Cheng to establish Fusion Bank, a licensed virtual bank in Hong Kong
- Ant Financial Group in its consortium acquisition of MassMutual Asia alongside Yunfeng Financial Group
- China Resources (Holdings) on its establishment of a private equity investment joint venture platform with VerlinVest S.A.
- The Technology Crossover Fund in its consortium investment in Klook alongside Sequoia and Softbank
- Ant Financial Group in relation to its equity investment in BluePay Capital, an e-commerce operator with operations in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.
- Vision Credit Group, a China-based, Hong Kong listed micro-finance provider on its equity investment by TPG China
- Ping An Insurance Group on its acquisition of the Mayborn Group from 3i
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) in relation to its acquisition of Fortis Bank Asia HK
- Huawei Technologies in relation to the establishment of a submarine turnkey solutions joint venture with Global Marine Systems
- Shaw Holdings on its disposal of its controlling interest in TVB, the leading free-to-air broadcaster in Hong Kong, to a consortium including Providence Equity Partners, Dr. Charles Chan and Madam Cher Wang (co-founder of HTC Corp and Via Technologies)
- SAIF partners, Hony Capital and IDG on their consortium management buyout and mandatory takeover offer for Digital China.