Chin Yeoh is a partner in our Hong Kong corporate practice and our global Japan practice.
Chin is recognised as one of the leading M&A lawyers in Asia, being the sole winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards in the M&A category for Hong Kong in 2021 and 2019.
Chin has 18 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 "Chin is very dedicated, responsive and provides carefully considered and commercial advice." (Chambers and Partners 2022).
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, Digi.com 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, Ireland and Australia. 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.