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Soon Sin Mah

T: +852 2868 0789 M: +86 130 2026 6532 Email Soon Sin Office: Hong Kong

Soon Sin Mah Registered foreign lawyer

Contact details

Soon Sin Mah

Soon Sin Mah
Registered foreign lawyer

T: +852 2868 0789 M: +86 130 2026 6532 Email Soon Sin Office: Hong Kong

Mah Soon Sin has over ten years of experience working in China and international law firms, PRC companies and regulatory authorities with in-depth knowledge of China and South East Asia investment environment, legal and commercial practice.
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Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, he worked for one of the Chinese Companies listed in Fortune Global 500 (as the Legal Director of International Affairs), one of the largest PRC law firms in Shanghai, foreign law firms and assets management company as well as  regulatory authorities. In view of his extensive experience in cross-border projects and overseas investment environment (especially South East Asia), Mah advises and assists China enterprises and State Owned Enterprises in their outbound and cross-border investment projects, also advises and assists foreign companies outside China to invest and operate within PRC.

Mah’s practice focuses on M&A, cross-border investment, VC/PE, data privacy compliance, assisted Chinese SOE, Chinese enterprises as well as foreign companies to complete several deals, he has experience in projects relating to telecommunication with High-Tech elements.

As Mah worked for capital market regulator and other regulatory authority, he is familiar with regulatory compliance framework, listing rules, anti-money laundering compliance, etc.

Mah is qualified to practise in England, Wales and Malaysia and he is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. Mah speaks fluent Mandarin (Putonghua), English, Malay, Cantonese, Indonesian and Hakka (colloquial).

Mah Soon Sin won in-house counsel awards of 2019 China Business Law Journal for several categories, including Industrials (Winner), M&A (Highly Recommended), Restructuring (Highly Recommended) and Capital Market (Highly Recommended).

  • Public and private M&A
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Foreign direct investment

Advising a Chinese Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of one of the last large European manufacturers of electric appliances in Italy for €475 million.

Advising a Chinese assets management company for its acquisition 30% shares of the leading quantum communication company in Switzerland, also advising the legal issues and corporate governance for post-investment management.

Representing PRC reputable assets management company in due diligence and negotiation for acquisition of a well-known Swiss fund of funds manager (who is also a specialized provider of private equity investments).

Advising one of the world’s leading organizers of international trade exhibitions and conferences for acquisition of a 100% business of a Chinese exhibition company, including employees transfer, managing the transition risk and establishment of new entities abroad.

Advising a China enterprise for implementation of data protection compliance program for processing and transferring personal data within China, South East Asia (Thailand and Singapore) and South Asia (India and Pakistan) after launching of Smart Appliances and App.

Advising China enterprise for its post-investment program for data protection compliance, including drafting the framework for compliance with cyber security laws and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Advising multinational clients in implementation and compliance of anti-money laundering policy and guidelines.

More: Regulatory compliance

Advising a Chinese Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of one of the last large European manufacturers of electric appliances in Italy for €475 million.

Advising a Chinese assets management company for its acquisition 30% shares of the leading quantum communication company in Switzerland, also advising the legal issues and corporate governance for post-investment management.

Representing PRC reputable assets management company in due diligence and negotiation for acquisition of a well-known Swiss fund of funds manager (who is also a specialized provider of private equity investments).

Advising one of the world’s leading organizers of international trade exhibitions and conferences for acquisition of a 100% business of a Chinese exhibition company, including employees transfer, managing the transition risk and establishment of new entities abroad.

Advising the Series C round funding for a multinational app developer for its Stock Market Trading Gamification App involving parties from Cayman Islands, People’s Republic of China, Korea and United States of America and Singapore.

Assisting a reputable toys manufacturer for various legal affairs within China, including lease and tenancy agreement, import and export approval and application, litigation matters and employment dispute.

More: Corporate

Providing legal assistance to China State Owned Enterprise as the contractor of the EPCM project (60MWe cogeneration plant in overseas), including negotiation the key terms of the EPCM Contract with the owner.

Advising the owner of the EPCM project (one of the leading power generation company for the key commercial terms of the EPCM Contract and negotiating with the contractor.

Advising a foreign invested company in China (as the employer of the EPCM project)  in reviewing the EPCM Contract, Supervision Agreement and Design Inspection and General Contractor Agreement, and negotiating with the contractor.

More: Projects and infrastructure

Advising a Chinese enterprise on the establishment and expansion of factory India and Russia, including approval inside and outside China and all other legal and compliance matters.

Advising and assisting a Singaporean investor to establish a WFOE in Shanghai, China.

Assisting and advising China enterprise in establishing a new JV in Saudi Arabic, Egypt and Bangladesh, including ascertaining the appropriate structure for the JV, working with the local law firms in negotiation and drafting & revising the transaction documents, as well as preparing relevant documents, POA and notarization documents for incorporation process.

Assisting and advising a Swiss company and Chinese company to establish a joint venture company within PRC, the capital injection of the foreign shareholder was done by technology transfer. Drafted and finalized shareholders agreement, IP transfer agreement, AOA and etc.

  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Government and public sector

Providing legal assistance to China State Owned Enterprise as the contractor of the EPCM project (60MWe cogeneration plant in overseas), including negotiation the key terms of the EPCM Contract with the owner.

Advising the owner of the EPCM project (one of the leading power generation company for the key commercial terms of the EPCM Contract and negotiating with the contractor.

Advising a foreign invested company in China (as the employer of the EPCM project)  in reviewing the EPCM Contract, Supervision Agreement and Design Inspection and General Contractor Agreement, and negotiating with the contractor.

Providing legal assistance to China State Owned Enterprise as the contractor of the EPCM project (60MWe cogeneration plant in overseas), including negotiation the key terms of the EPCM Contract with the owner.

Advising the owner of the EPCM project (one of the leading power generation company for the key commercial terms of the EPCM Contract and negotiating with the contractor.

Advising a foreign invested company in China (as the employer of the EPCM project)  in reviewing the EPCM Contract, Supervision Agreement and Design Inspection and General Contractor Agreement, and negotiating with the contractor. 

More: Energy and natural resources

Worked in the capital market regulator – Securities Commission Malaysia and drafted several regulatory and compliance policies, rules and regulations.

Worked in Attorney General’s Chambers Malaysia and with experience in advising and acting for government and public sector.

Reviewing and revising Malaysian Code on Take-over and Mergers, Guidelines pertaining to foreign collective investment schemes such as Guidelines for the Offering, Marketing and Distribution of Foreign Funds, Venture Capital Tax Incentives Guidelines, Guidelines on the Registration of Venture Capital and Private Equity Corporations and Management Corporation, Guidelines on Unit Trust Funds, etc.

Drafting and formulating the rules and guidelines in relation to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance (FATCA) for compliance of the intermediaries, issuers and fund management companies in Malaysia.

  • China
  • Southeast Asia

Assisting a reputable toys manufacturer for various legal affairs within China, including lease and tenancy agreement, import and export approval and application, litigation matters and employment dispute.

Advising one of the world’s leading organizers of international trade exhibitions and conferences for acquisition of a 100% business of a Chinese exhibition company, including employees transfer, managing the transition risk and establishment of new entities abroad.

Advising and assisting a Singaporean investor to establish a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai, China.

More: China

Advising multinational companies relating to licensing requirements and regulatory compliance for its investment in South East Asia.

Advising a China enterprise for implementation of data protection compliance program for processing and transferring personal data within China, South East Asia (Thailand and Singapore) and South Asia (India and Pakistan) after launching of Smart Appliances and App.

Advising in several M&A projects involving entities in South East Asia.

More: Southeast Asia

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