Loh Chun Kiat

Loh Chun Kiat is our exclusively recommended Joint Ventures Law expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Loh Chun directly using the contact details listed above.

Chun Kiat represented clients on both buy-side and sell-side transactions across a variety of industries, in particular advising on complex, cross-border transactions that involved targets or acquirers from different geographies.

Chun Kiat also represented investors and start-ups in connection with venture capital and other emerging company transactions.

Chun Kiat has substantial experience working in the real estate, internet, technology, engineering, services, energy and resource sectors.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1976, it is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, which is the largest network of law firms in Southeast Asia with over 700 lawyers and fee-earners.

Rajah & Tann has practices in banking, competition, corporate governance, corporate finance, dispute resolution, information technology, infrastructure, insolvency, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, shipping, telecommunications and trade.

The firm is additionally known for its China, Japan and South Asia specific practice groups.

Its network also includes R&T Asia Resources that procures project-specific in-house lawyers to support the firm’s clients, and R&T Technologies, a consulting firm that is focused on cybersecurity, data breach readiness and response, a virtual law academy and other legaltech services.

Xu Ping

Ms. Xu Ping is a senior partner and the head of the cross-border M&A practice group of King & Wood Mallesons.

Ms. Xu has over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and financing. She has served as the leading counsel for a number of landmark cross-border M&A transactions and was instrumental in their structuring, negotiations and implementation. . Her experience covers a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, automobile, machinery, health care, energy, mining, infrastructure and financial services.

Awards:

In 2014 and 2016, Ms. Xu was awarded as the Dealmaker of the Year (China) by ALB. She is widely recognized as a leading Corporate /M&A lawyer in China by the legal community, her recent awards and recognition include: in 2017, she was awarded as “Top Ten M&A lawyer in China” by ALB, in 2015-2017, she is ranked as Band 1 Corporate / M&A lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific; she is also recognized as M&A leading lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2012-2014;in 2015 enlisted in “ALB China Power List” by ALB; she is also recognized as M&A leading lawyer by IFLR from 2013-2017 andLegal 500 from 2013-2015.

Work Experience:

Ms. Xu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. Before that she worked as a China legal counsel in the Shanghai and Beijing offices of a European law firm, and as an in-house counsel in a major state-owned import & export company.

Ms. Xu obtained her LLM degree from Stanford Law School, and her LLB degree from University of International Business and Economics. Ms. Xu qualifies as an attorney in the PRC and the State of New York.

About Us:

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.

We take a partnership approach in working with clients, focusing not just on what they want, but how they want it. Always pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, we are reshaping the legal market and challenging our clients to think differently about what a law firm can be.

Carmen Burgos

Carmen Burgos is our exclusively recommended Joint Ventures Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Carmen directly using the contact details listed above.

Joint ventures are usually formed where two or more persons or companies come together to execute a particular business proposition or project in a contractual or corporate arrangement.

She has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions in general, private equity and joint ventures. She has, as well, a strong background in technology, media, telecoms, intellectual property and other related areas and belongs to our global TMT practice.

Firm Overview:

Our clients want a law firm they can trust, one that stands out for a commitment to investing in them and empowering our teams. We want to stand out for our distinctive Linklaters mind-set so our clients want to work with us above all others.

Delivering excellent client service and using our global capabilities to help them pursue the right opportunities means they benefit from long and lasting relationships.

To put clients at the heart of all we do, we recruit and develop exceptional people empowering them to do and think differently. We serve our clients as a team, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility.

Read on for more about our approach and what makes us ‘best in class’.

Young Shin

Young Shin is our exclusively recommended Joint Ventures Law expert in South Korea on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Young directly using the contact details listed above.

Y0ung is based in the Seoul office and has worked on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, energy-related investments, joint ventures, project finance, real estate development and investments, and corporate finance transactions.

Young Shin worked in the firm’s New York office for 15 years before relocating to Seoul. He is recognised by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific as one of the leading lawyers in the region.

Firm Overview:

Founded by Marshall Skadden, Les Arps and John Slate on April Fools’ Day in 1948, Skadden began as a scrappy upstart among a sea of established “white shoe” law firms in New York. Joe Flom was hired as the firm’s first associate later that year, and litigator Bill Meagher, the fifth partner to lend his name to the firm’s letterhead as it appears today, joined in 1959.

Our first two decades were marked by slow and steady growth of our client base as we set out to establish ourselves as the go-to firm for our clients’ most complex legal problems.

Our willingness to handle proxy fights in the 1950s and early 1960s – matters deemed “ungentlemanly” by white shoe firms – positioned us to ultimately become the firm of choice for the hostile takeovers that dominated the mergers and acquisitions landscape beginning in the 1970s.

In the nearly three decades since, we’ve built on that platform to provide advice to clients around the world on their most important matters.

Our core values reflect the ideals of our history, and we remain committed to providing excellent lawyering and unrivalled client service in all our work.

Elia Shikongo

Elia Shikongo is our exclusively recommended Joint Ventures Law expert in Namibia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elia directly using the contact details listed above.

Elia holds a BA LLB Degree and is an admitted legal practitioner and Notary Public of the High and Supreme Court of Namibia. He specialises inter alia, in commercial and corporate law, drafting of contracts and legal opinions, international arbitrations and litigation.  He has on occasions served as an Acting Judge of the High Court of Namibia, and has more than 20 years experience as a private legal practitioner. He is active in the aviation, oil and gas, mining, banking / financial, telecommunication, fishing and transport sectors. Through him, the law firm maintains a healthy relationship with several private and public entities. He is currently a Chairperson of the Minerals Ancillary Rights Commission, under the auspices of the Ministry of Mines and Energy as well as Craton Mining. He has served on numerous other boards, such as the internationally listed HRT Oil and Gas Company, being founding Chairperson Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Fishcor Board, Counselor and President of the Law Society of Namibia, Falcon Investments and Phincon Enterprises Ltd.

Black Economic Empowerment:

Namibia has emerged from a history in which law was used for many years as an instrument for oppression and discrimination based on race, colour and gender. The consequences of such historical impacts are still existing today.

In view of the above, the Firm is committed to meaningful participation of the previously disadvantaged persons in all areas of the economy and has over the years trained many Candidate Legal Practitioners from previously disadvantaged groups, and empowered them to progress within the Firm and the profession in general.

Firm Overview:

SLC was established in 1997 by its senior partner, Elia Shikongo who has been in private practice for more than 21 years. The firm operate predominantly as a commercial / corporate firm, and has over the past years built up a diverse legal consultancy practice, acting either solely or in joint ventures with other professional service providers.

Richard May

Richard May is our exclusively recommended Joint Ventures Law expert in the British Virgin Islands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Richard directly using the contact details listed above.

Richard is Managing Partner of Maples and Calder’s British Virgin Islands office, and head of the BVI Corporate and Finance groups.  He advises on a variety of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock exchange listings and corporate reorganisations.  He also advises investment managers and private equity houses on the structuring, formation and financing of investment funds and private equity funds.  Richard is a member of a focus group advising the Financial Services Commission on regulatory legislation in the British Virgin Islands.

Richard May joined Maples and Calder in 2011.  He was previously head of the Corporate and Investment Funds group at another international law firm in the British Virgin Islands and prior to that, worked for Ashurst in London.  Richard has been featured in Latin Lawyer 250 and recommended lawyer in Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global and Legal 500.  He has been named as a leading lawyer in IFLR1000.