I am a partner in our Corporate Group in Beijing where I specialise in cross-border M&A, corporate and commercial matters, and foreign direct investment.

With over ten years practical experience working in Australia as well as over ten years practice in China, I have gained in-depth expertise in cross-border transactions, both inbound and outbound.

I understand clients' needs, and I can help clients to communicate effectively regarding their commercial goals and concerns, legal or otherwise to help them achieve the optimal results.

I have substantial experience in managing English-Chinese documentation and assisting clients on bilingual negotiations in complex legal and commercial context.

In recent years, I have advised many high profile Chinese companies on their investments in markets such as Australia, Fiji, Vietnam, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Spain, Germany, the US and the UK, in sectors including mining, manufacturing, infrastructure, energy and agriculture. My outbound work involves private M&A, public takeovers, project development including joint ventures, advisory work, and commercial arrangements including supply and distribution.

I also have substantial experience in representing foreign investors on their investments in China, and have advised many multinationals on matters including joint ventures, regulatory issues and compliance.

  • Advised Xinwei Group on its acquisition of SpaceCom, an Israeli list company in the satellite industry.
  • Advising a major private company in its acquisition of majority shares in a listed company in Eastern Europe in the aviation industry.
  • Acting for Chiping Xinfa, a substantial Chinese alumina company: on its acquisition of shares in a mining company based in the South Pacific; acquisition of a Queensland company and associated IPO and long term off-take agreement; and negotiations of mineral swap agreements with Rio Tinto.
  • Advising BHA Aero Composite Parts Co., Ltd, a Sino-foreign joint venture between Boeing, Hexcel and AVIC, on restructuring, expansion, financing, corporate governance, employment and regulatory issues in China.
  • Acting for McGraw-Hill in its JV ventures in China and various M&A transactions and ongoing commercial matters.
  • Acting for Rexel, a French listed company in its operations in China, including the establishment and exits of various JVs.
  • Acting for Royal Cosun/Aviko on formation of a manufacturing joint venture in Zhangjiakou as well as exit.
Education
  • I am an Australian qualified lawyer and holds BA, LL.B and LL.M. degrees from the University of Sydney
Admissions
  • Law Society of New South Wales, Australia in 1996