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Neil Hyman

Neil Hyman

Slaughter and May

Central, HKG

Neil Hyman has wide experience in Hong Kong, UK and international public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial work, equity and capital markets, private equity, financing and acquisition financing, and restructuring transactions.

Neil is qualified in England and Wales and in Hong Kong and is listed in the 2014 edition of The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers. He is also named as a leading individual in: the 'Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms): China' section of Chambers Asia, 2014; the Asia Pacific IFLR 1000, 2015 for Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets: Equity in Hong Kong; and listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' section of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015's Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in the Asia Pacific for Corporate (including M&A).

Examples of some of Neil’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets, on its US$4.95 billion acquisition of Wing Hang Bank, Limited.
  • Swiss Re Ltd in relation to its acquisition of a 4.9% shareholding in New China Life Insurance Company Ltd, and its agreement with Pacific Century Group to invest up to US$425 million in FWD Group
  • Bupa, the international healthcare group, on the acquisition of Quality HealthCare Medical Services (Quality HealthCare), the largest private clinic network in Hong Kong, for US $355 million, from Fortis Healthcare
  • Wing Tai Properties Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on the establishment of a US$1 billion MTN programme, and the sale of its 79.26% controlling interest in its Hong Kong listed subsidiary, Winsor Properties Holdings Limited, to the Vanke Group, one of the leading real estate developers in the PRC
  • Cable & Wireless on its sale of its interest in Macau Telecommunications Limited to Citic Telecom for US$750m
  • Gold Best Holdings on its HK$3,550 million sale of a strategic minority stake in Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Nippon Paper Group
  • GS Capital Partners VI Fund, L.P. on its subscription for HK$1,897 million convertible bonds in Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, one of the largest carmanufacturers in the PRC
  • Diageo plc on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Chinese joint venture, Sichuan Chengdu Quangxing Group Co., Ltd and a US$1 billion mandatory tender offer for Sichuan Shui Jing Fang, a leading super premium Chinese white spirits company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • China Netcom Group on its US$1 billion acquisition of a strategic 20% stake in PCCW
  • Goldman Sachs in relation to the cash and securities exchange offer on behalf of GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited for all the issued shares in China Paradise Electronics Retail Limited, valued at US$666 million
  • Hines, a privately owned international real estate firm, in relation to the disposal by two of its sponsored funds of their 70% controlling interest in two PRC property projects — a residential development known as California Place, Shanghai and a retail, office and hotel complex known as California Square, Shanghai — for US$353.5 million

Burberry, the global luxury company, on it acquisition of the stores and related assets in China operated by its long-standing franchisees


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