Becoming a member of from DLA Piper, in which he led the firm’s China apply in Australia, Andrew specialises in cross-border M&A with a concentration on advising consumers from East Asia on their strategic investments into Australia, and Australian clients on transactions involving Asian counterparties. This consists of cross-border M&A, joint ventures, regulated takeovers and equity cash sector transactions as nicely as company advisory companies much more usually.
Head of Pinsent Masons Australia, Matthew Croagh, said: “We’re again observing escalating fascination from Chinese entities seeking to invest in Australia and Asia Pacific far more commonly, together with in renewable strength and infrastructure assignments. Andrew’s background advising on significant-profile cross-border transactions suggests he is ideally placed to suggest Chinese enterprises on their flagship outbound investment assignments across the location.”
Along with expanding the Pinsent Masons’ company abilities in Australia, Andrew will expand the firm’s outbound China apply advising consumers throughout China and the broader Asia Pacific area. A twin-Australia and Hong Kong qualified lawyer, Andrew is fluent in Mandarin and English. He advises shoppers throughout various sectors including electrical power, infrastructure, residence, agriculture and technology.
Andrew claimed of his appointment: “There are sizeable investment opportunities in Australia, and we are observing escalating fascination from entities across Asia Pacific together with China and Korea as they find to posture by themselves to finest contend in developing industries this kind of as battery engineering, renewable energy and biotechnology. Australia is an ideal place for these investments. But they are not with no their difficulties and complexities which are underscored by shifting regulatory landscapes, the impact of geopolitical functions and the push to web zero. Pinsent Masons offers an excellent platform for shoppers seeking to make investments in these quickly creating spots, leveraging market foremost experience from its world network to facilitate these offers. I am delighted to have joined the staff at Pinsent Masons to go on to assistance purchasers in facilitating these critical transactions.”
Guide Gang Yun and senior associate Karena Huang also join the company from DLA Piper. Gang is a strategic company advisor who specialises in liaising with the Chinese Government and its key commissions and enterprises. Through her profession, Gang has suggested some of the world’s leading corporations in relation to their functions in China.
Pinsent Masons is swiftly escalating its corporate practice in Australia. In Oct 2022, the business declared the employ of company companion Joni Henry from PwC in Sydney who has a unique emphasis on the strength, technologies, and science and market sectors.