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Voon Keat Lai

T: +852 2533 2790 Email Voon | Vcard Office: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Awards

Capital Markets (Equity) ; Corporate (including M&A) - Hong Kong

Capital Markets (Equity) ; Corporate (including M&A) - Hong Kong

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Capital Markets: Equity: Band 4; Corporate/M&A: Band 5

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Capital Markets: Equity: Band 4; Corporate/M&A: Band 5

Voon Keat Lai Managing Partner

Contact details

Voon Keat Lai

Voon Keat Lai
Managing Partner

T: +852 2533 2790 Email Voon | Vcard Office: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Voon is the managing partner of Stephenson Harwood in Greater China. He is a senior corporate partner with a strong emphasis on international corporate finance, M&A, commercial contracts and technology practice.
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Voon is a general corporate and commercial lawyer based in Hong Kong. He has broad experience in fund raising, cross-border restructuring, acquisitions and disposal of assets and shares, joint ventures and securities law, much of which relates to listed company clients. He also assists listed clients, both in Hong Kong and internationally, with on-going regulatory and compliance matters.

Apart from mainstream corporate and commercial work, Voon is actively involved in the firm’s business technology practice and advises on commercial agreements and contracts involving e-commerce businesses, software and website design and technology agreements.

Voon has an MBA from Ashridge Business School and previously worked as a corporate planning manager in a financial institution. He is ranked as an AsiaLaw leading lawyer for general corporate practice as well as a leading individual by Chambers Global for capital markets and corporate M&A.

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  • Banking and financial services regulation

Voon is a general corporate commercial partner with a strong emphasis on international corporate finance, M&A, commercial contracts and technology practice.

Assisted Prosperity International Holdings (HK) Limited in its various investments in Indonesia, Brazil, China and Malaysia.

Assisted Chiho Tiande Group Limited in its issue and renewal of convertible notes, subscription of shares and whitewash waiver.

Assisted SEA Holdings Limited in its general corporate commercial and compliance matters.

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Assisted on matters relating to Listing Rules, Securities and Futures Ordinances and Takeovers Code.

Assisted a number of listed companies in their regulatory compliance matters including dealings with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the SFC.

Assisted a number of AIM and UK Main Market listed companies in their regulatory compliance matters.

More: Banking and financial services regulation

  • Technology
  • Funds and financial services

Voon leads the Hong Kong office's business technology law practice. At the height of the dotcom era, Voon advised many technology companies in relation to e-commerce commercial agreements, website design, privacy law matters and technology agreements.

Assisted a food and beverages company in the implementation of a multi-million SSAP contract.

Assisting a bank in its multi-million outsourcing contract to an Indian based software.

Assisted a technology company in its private equity investments by private equity investors and subsequent listing of the technology company. 

Advising on the establishment and structuring of private and public funds.

Involved in the establishment of a number of funds traded on the London Stock Exchange.

More: Funds and financial services

  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Southeast Asia

Fundraising

Assisted Chiho Tiande (a Hong Kong listed company) in its fundraising involving issue of shares, convertible notes and whitewash waiver.

IPO

Assisted Royal Medic in its GEM listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Compliance

Assisted various listed companies and/or their senior management in dealing with regulatory enquiries from the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

More: Hong Kong

M&A

Assisted in the sale of a group whose principal business is the operation of a major commercial complex in Beijing.

IPO

Assisting in the listing of D&G Machinery on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Outbound investment

Assisting a number of Chinese companies in their outbound investment from China.

More: China

Malaysia

Mining

Assisted Prosperity International (a Hong Kong based listed company) in acquiring its iron ore investments in Malaysia.

Private equity

Assisted Secret Recipe (a Malaysian food chain) in a private equity investment by the Fosun (a Chinese conglomerate).

IPO

Assisted Aseana Properties Limited on fund raising and its listing on the Standard Market of the London Stock Exchange.

More: Southeast Asia

Awards

Capital Markets (Equity) ; Corporate (including M&A) - Hong Kong

Capital Markets (Equity) ; Corporate (including M&A) - Hong Kong

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Capital Markets: Equity: Band 4; Corporate/M&A: Band 5

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Capital Markets: Equity: Band 4; Corporate/M&A: Band 5

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