Expertise

Sam is a registered foreign lawyer based in Hong Kong, specialising in cross border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also has experience in equity financing, from early stage investments to mid-market private equity transactions. 

Sam spent his first year as an associate in our London Corporate team, working on a mixture of domestic mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Since moving to Hong Kong, Sam has worked with listed companies, venture/growth funds and SMEs across North and South-East Asia and also with UK clients entering into the Asia market. He was the lead associate on two key cross-border strategic alliances for Ted Baker. 

Sam's recent experience includes advising: 

  • Ted Baker on its joint venture in Hong Kong and PRC and on its exclusive retail licence partnership in Japan
  • ECI on its management buyouts of M3 Consulting and Make It Cheaper (and its subsequent bolt-on of Business Save) 
  • 99.co, a Singapore based property portal, on its merger with the Singapore and Indonesian entities of the REA group (listed in Australia)
  • Cicli Pinarello, Italian bicycle manufacturer, on the acquisition of its UK retailer 
  • a NYSE listed special purpose acquisition company, CM Seven Star, on its acquisition of PRC based tech enabled used car dealership operator, Kaixin  
  • Bitmex Ventures, venture arm of a cryptocurrency derivatives exchanged based in Hong Kong, on a number of early stage investments in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines
  • Yummy, Indonesian based online catering start-up, on its Series A equity financing.  
Year Qualified
  • 2017
Education
  • University of Nottingham – BSc Geography (2012)
  • University of Law – GDL (2013)
  • University of Law – LPC (2015)
Testimonials
  • Ranked: Hong Kong Corporate (including M&A), Legal 500, 2019.