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Advising our clients on different opportunities and challenges of the industry.
When it comes to public M&A, a profound knowledge of the local market is important.
Deacons has a large market share of public takeovers and mergers in Hong Kong, with a long track record of working on complex and big ticket transactions. The team regularly advises bidders, targets, and financial advisers in mandatory general offers, voluntary general offers, and partial offers. We also have deep experience of the process for privatisation by way of scheme of arrangement and have advised on the successful privatisation of many listed companies, including Wheelock and Company in 2020, which was one of the most sizable and high profile privatisations to date in Hong Kong.
We have a deep knowledge of the regulatory environment and can anticipate how the regulatory authorities are likely to react. We know the best way to structure deals to suit our clients’ strategies and goals and provide effective assistance on transactions from inception to a successful conclusion. As we are a full service law firm, our corporate lawyers can draw as required on the expertise of other service areas, such as anti-trust / competition, employment, share schemes and pensions, financing and tax.