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Tai Kwok Hung, Edward
Tai Kwok Hung, Edward

Consultant

LL.B (HKU), Grad. Cert in Dispute Resolution (UTS), LL. M (UNSW)

Year of Admission: 1994 (Hong Kong)

ETai@robinsonslawyers.com
+852 - 2180-9639

Introduction

Edward is a solicitor admitted in Hong Kong, Australia and England & Wales. His experiences are a combination of private practice in Hong Kong and Australia and various in-house roles. He started his legal career as a commercial litigator in Hong Kong, handling primarily cross-border commercial disputes involving companies investing in Mainland China, disputes over landed properties and legal proceedings relating to corporate insolvency and restructuring.

He then went in-house and worked with various renowned listed Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong in diverse roles of counsel, head of legal, director of M&A and company secretary etc. In the last 10 years, he has been mainly focused on the law and commercial practice relating to cross-border M&A, corporate finance and listing compliance, while helping Chinese enterprises acquire strategic assets overseas. He has also served as an executive director of an ASX listed gold mining company based in Perth.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate & commercial
  • Cross-border M&A and investment projects
  • Corporate Finance
  • Listing compliance, corporate governance and corporate secretarial
  • PRC law and investments
  • Commercial litigation
  • Australian law
  • IP law and media law

Academic Achievements

  • Bachelor of Law (Hon.), University of Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Master of Law (Corporate & Commercial Law), University of New South Wales

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor, Hong Kong (Practising)
  • Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia (Practising)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (Non-practising)

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Transactions handled

  • handling a successful acquisition of a private UK movie production company worth 5 million GBP
  • Involved in a share placement by a Hong Kong listed company to strategic investors
  • Setting up a VIE structure in the PRC for an online movie platform
  • Responsible for the legal aspect of the successful privatisation of a Hong Kong listed company pursuant to the Companies Ordinance
  • Responsible for the legal aspect of a CAD$40 million fund raising by a TSX-V listed company by way of private placement of shares;
  • Responsible for the legal and commercial aspect of a successful takeover of an ASX listed gold mining company and a successful acquisition of 14.9% in another ASX listed gold mining company
  • Responsible for the legal aspect of a US$40 million acquisition of exploration right of a gold mine in Tanzania