Machiuanna Chu

Partner | Corporate Commercial

machiuanna.chu@deacons.com
+852 2825 9630
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"Machiuanna Chu is an experienced adviser, well placed to assist PRC, Hong Kong and international clients on cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and joint ventures. A client says: 'Machiuanna was always on top of her game. She has a tremendous sense of negotiation and was able to drive our deal to a successful conclusion.'"

Machiuanna has 20 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

  • Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A (China) in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019 -2021)
  • Recognised as leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A (China) in Chambers Global (2019 – 2021)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Corporate including M&A in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018, 2021)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Antitrust and Competition in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • Recommended in the area of Corporate & M&A and Projects and Energy in the PRC in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2012 – 2014)
  • Shortlisted for the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014 and 2015 – Rising Star: Corporate

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia
  • Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Executive Committee Member, The Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong Limited (pro-bono) 

  • PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (1999)
  • LLB, The University of London (1998)
  • BBA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1992)

"Machiuanna Chu is an experienced adviser, well placed to assist PRC, Hong Kong and international clients on cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and joint ventures. A client says: 'Machiuanna was always on top of her game. She has a tremendous sense of negotiation and was able to drive our deal to a successful conclusion.'"

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Jurisdictions

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

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