Principal practice areas/industry focus: Corporate finance and commercial transactions, including public offerings and placings (including pre-IPO structuring and investments), cross-border mergers & acquisitions and private and public fund formation.
Career highlights: Clinton was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia in 2007 and admitted to the Federal Court of Australia in 2009. In 2011, Clinton was admitted as a registered foreign lawyer and then subsequently as a solicitor in Hong Kong. Clinton’s practice focuses on corporate finance and commercial transactions, working with a broad range of clients including multi-nationals, PRC quasi state-owned enterprises and Hong Kong listed companies.
Clinton’s capital market experience includes acting for both issuers and sponsors in respect of listings on both the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Growth Enterprise Market in Hong Kong, and as a Hong Kong advisor in respect of AIM and ASX listings and takeovers. Clinton has acted across a number of sectors for equity capital raising, including education, mining and resources, retail, fund, infrastructure and financial services.
Clinton’s M&A practice has covered a range of sectors and clients including financial and fund services, health and medical, mining and resources, automobile manufacturers and dealers, information technology and media. He particularly focuses on the information technology sector. This includes advising a VPN market leader in the Greater China region with total network connectivity reaching over 700 cities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore, in respect of the sale of its VPN business to the largest carrier-neutral Internet data centre services provider in China. Furthermore, during his career, Clinton has worked with companies in the mining and minerals sectors on a variety of deals with assets across a multitude of jurisdictions, including Peru, Australia and the PRC. Those transactions encompass a broad spectrum, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and takeovers.
Education and professional membership: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) (2004) and Bachelor of International Business (B Int Bus) (Griffith University) (2004). Clinton also qualified as a Justice of the Peace (Queensland) in 2005.
Asialaw Rising Star Lawyer 2016 in Corporate/M&A