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Tommy Tong

Partner

Tommy specialises in corporate law with a focus on M&A.

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Experience

Based in Hong Kong, Tommy advises multinational and domestic Chinese corporates, investment banks and private equity firms on a wide range of M&A transactions, including public takeovers, private investments, cross border acquisitions and joint ventures.

In particular, he has substantial experience working with banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions on a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

In addition to M&A work, Tommy also helps clients with capital markets and Hong Kong Stock Exchange regulatory matters. 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.

As an experienced M&A lawyer with trilingual and cross-cultural capabilities, Tommy helps clients navigate through challenging, multi-party Chinese inbound and outbound transactions.

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?.

Tommy’s experience includes advising:

  • Ping An Insurance Group on its acquisition of the Mayborn Group from 3i
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) in relation to its HK$2.2 billion acquisition of Fortis Bank Asia HK
  • GCL-Poly Energy Holdings in relation to its RMB3.2 billion disposal of its non-solar power generation business to Shanghai Qichen Investment Management Co. Ltd.
  • Shaw Holdings on its disposal of Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) and its shareholding in Television Broadcast, the leading free-to-air broadcaster in Hong Kong, to a consortium including Dr. Charles Chan Kwok Keung, Madam Cher Wang (co-founder of HTC Corp and Via Technologies) and Providence Equity Partners
  • SAIF Partners, Hony Capital and IDGVC Partners on the HK$2.7 billion management buyout and mandatory takeover offer for Digital China, a PRC-based IT products distributor listed in Hong Kong.