Chin Yeoh

Chin Yeoh

Partner based in Hong Kong

Chin Yeoh

Chin Yeoh is a partner in our Hong Kong corporate practice and our global Japan practice

Chin is recognised as a pre-eminent M&A lawyer in Asia, being the sole winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards in the M&A category for Hong Kong in 2022, 2021 and 2019.

Chin has over 20 years of experience advising on public and private M&A and private capital transactions in Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. He has significant experience advising on investments in the technology, telecommunications, infrastructure, energy, chemicals, mining, agriculture, food, financial services, cryptocurrency/blockchain/fintech infrastructure and services, insurance, real estate, healthcare, textiles/apparel and retail sectors. He also advises venture capital investors and high growth companies on fundraising rounds.

Clients consider Chin as a "trusted adviser," further stating "He is technically strong, works efficiently, is flexible to client requests and is very commercial." (Chambers and Partners 2024).

Landmark transactions which Chin has advised on include advising ITOCHU Corporation on its US$10.3 billion acquisition of 20% of CITIC Limited together with Charoen Pokphand Group, on its US$12.1 billion merger with Celcom as well as Spring REIT on its successful defence of the hostile takeover offer from PAG, the first hostile offer for a REIT in Hong Kong.

Chin is qualified to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Australia and Ireland. He regularly acts as international counsel to clients on their investments in many jurisdictions throughout the globe. Chin also lectures annually on cross border contracts and M&A at the Peking University Law School.