CHRISTOPHER CHENG is primarily involved in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and alternative finance transactions. His experience includes structuring private equity investment, bond issues by listed issuers and acting for borrowers and lenders in bank financing. He advises listed companies on commercial transactions involving compliance issues with the Hong Kong Listing Rules and the Codes on takeovers and mergers and share buy-backs. He also regularly advises on corporate finance transactions involving pre-IPO financings, IPOs and listings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited , as well as complex debt restructurings.
Christopher is also a member of the firm’s Automotive and Mobility Leadership Committee, which is composed of lawyers from around the world in various practice areas dedicated to driving the firm’s growth in the automotive and mobility sector.
Christopher has been recognized as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) by Chambers Greater China Region 2023 and 2024. Clients praised him as someone who “is an incredibly responsible and reliable legal expert with extensive knowledge and experience”, and “has a strong negotiation capability and willingness to put himself in the client's shoes in all aspects of the deal” (2024), he “pinpointed the key areas of concern so that we could address those issues with the counterparty upfront”, and “has strong professional abilities, coordination ability and is good at considering and proposing solutions from our standpoint” (2023). He is also recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 in Corporate (including M&A), and is recognized as a leading lawyer in Hong Kong for M&A and finance work by IFLR1000. China Business Law Journal named Chris to its 2020“A-List” of China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms).
He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.