Edwarde specializes in cross-border transactional and operational matters in Greater China. He has over twenty years experience handling Hong Kong transactions and assisting foreign investors in China. He has assisted both foreign and domestic parties with inbound and outbound transactions involving the PRC. He advises both operational and financial investors, including venture capital and private equity funds on portfolio investments. He handles public and private mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and direct investment transactions.
He has acted across a range of industries sectors and has handled major projects in manufacturing, electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical devices, hotel/hospitality, technology, financial services, tobacco, energy and advertising industry sectors. Transactions handled have included major green field projects and the acquisitions on non-circulating state owned shares, block share acquisitions of listed shares, negotiated acquisitions of registered capital and the conversion of non-circulating shares into listed shares.
He also advises on clean energy projects and has handled biogas, natured gas, hydro power and wind energy projects. He has advised on PRC regulatory requirements and ERPA issues with respect to the acquisition of CERs under the Kyoto Protocol and other arrangements.
At an operational level, Edwarde advises on technology licensing and transfers, operational and distribution arrangements, anti-corruption investigations, treasury functions, general commercial agreements and labour matters.
Edwarde was resident in Beijing for three years. He frequently spends time in the Deacons China offices.