Machiuanna Chu

Partner | Corporate Commercial

machiuanna.chu@deacons.com
+852 2825 9630
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"I have no doubt at all in recommending Machiuanna in any private corporate matters; she is not only experienced but also highly customer-oriented and the advice is pragmatic, which is very helpful to clients."

"Machiuanna Chu is well placed to assist PRC, Hong Kong and international clients with cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and joint ventures. She also has notable expertise in data protection and privacy."

"Machiuanna is a strong team leader who is responsive, commercially minded and keenly aware of market practices in Hong Kong."

Machiuanna has more than 23 years’ experience specialising in cross-border M&As, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, and investment structure and advisory.

She has extensive experience in cross-border M&A and investment projects involving Hong Kong and mainland China.

Highlights

Her practice has a particular focus on new economies tech sector, she is accredited as Certified Information Privacy Professional for Asia by International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She has substantial experience in advising technology proprietors in commercialisation of technological inventions and building digital businesses. This ranges from providing commercial regulatory advice, advising clients on fund raising, share subscriptions, share swaps, growth of online platforms by way of the acquisition and integration of businesses owning complementary technology, and technology licensing. She also has experience advising on issuance of virtual assets including ICOs, subscriptions of future tokens, cryptocurrency exchanges, and related compliance issues in Hong Kong. He clients include technology companies, cryptocurrency issuers, fintech companies, statutory bodies, financial institutions, and asset management companies.

Machiuanna also advises on foreign direct investment in the PRC including investment structures, establishment of foreign investment enterprises, labour issues, property issues, sino-foreign fund management joint ventures, corporate restructuring and investment exits in the PRC. She also counselled various property developers on acquisition of land use rights in the PRC, project development, and sale and purchase of property development and hotel projects in the PRC. Machiuanna is the Chief Representative of Deacons’ Guangzhou Office since 2012.

More about Machiuanna Chu

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Independent Hong Kong Law Firms – Leading Individual (2023 – 2024)
  • Corporate including M&A – Recommended Individual (2021 – 2024)
  • Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) – Recommended Individual (2021 – 2024)
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security – Recommended Individual (2024)
  • Antitrust and Competition – Recommended Lawyer (2021 – 2023)
  • Corporate including M&A (China) – Recommended Lawyer (2021 – 2022)

Chambers Greater China Region

  • Corporate/M&A (China) – Leading Individual (2022 – 2024)

Chambers Asia-Pacific

  • Corporate/M&A (China) – Leading Individual (2019 – 2021)

IFLR1000

  • Corporate and M&A (Hong Kong) – Highly Regarded Lawyer (2023 – 2024)

China Business Law Journal

  • The A-List 2023-24: Growth Drivers (2023)

  • Competition Law Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, Board of Director, World Services Group (2023 – 2024)
  • Non-governmental Advisor, International Competition Network, appointed by The Hong Kong Competition Commission (2022 – 2024)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia
  • Executive Committee Member, The Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong Limited (pro-bono)
  • Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales

  • Passed Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Legal Qualification Examination (2023)
  • PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (1999)
  • LLB, The University of London (1998)
  • BBA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1992)

"I have no doubt at all in recommending Machiuanna in any private corporate matters; she is not only experienced but also highly customer-oriented and the advice is pragmatic, which is very helpful to clients."

"Machiuanna Chu is well placed to assist PRC, Hong Kong and international clients with cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and joint ventures. She also has notable expertise in data protection and privacy."

"Machiuanna is a strong team leader who is responsive, commercially minded and keenly aware of market practices in Hong Kong."

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Jurisdictions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales (non-practising)

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