Corporate and Commercial

At W. K. To & Co., we are here to help you achieve your commercial goals. We focus on clients' needs and provide strategic, pragmatic and practical legal solutions.

 

Our lawyers are experienced in advising clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial related matters. We work with clients across a variety of industries, including local and international corporations with business interests in Hong Kong and across the region.  

 

With a Representative Office in Beijing, together with our profound local market and industry knowledge, our expansive capabilities enable us to handle complex cross-border deals and provide quality and cost-effective legal solution for clients across the region.

 

Mergers and Acquisitions
We advise on all kinds of mergers and acquisitions, including contested and agreed public company takeovers and private company acquisitions and disposals in Hong Kong, PRC and across the Asia Pacific Region.  Over the years, we have acted for public and private companies, institutions and individuals in complicated transactions with our practical approach and solid experience in the industry.

 

China Trade and Investment

With our representative office in Beijing and head office in Hong Kong, we provide international and local clients with sound legal advice and practical solutions for handling issues arising in business and investment transactions in China.  Our clients range from state-owned enterprises to start-up companies engaged in business in a variety of manufacturing, service and financial industry sectors. 

 

Our lawyers are fluent in Mandarin and are capable of preparing Chinese language documents in accordance with Chinese customs and requirements. 

 

We also have established excellent relationships with government offices as well as local government offices throughout PRC.  Our solid working relationships with government authorities and institutions enable us to provide timely and detailed advice on the latest developments in government policies and regulations.

 

E-Commerce
We regularly advise clients on E-commerce and internet-based businesses, ranging from maintaining intellectual property and privacy rights to developing multi-jurisdictional electronic contracts and hosting agreements.

 

Employment
We advise both employers and employees on a wide range of employment and human resources issues including employment contracts and policies, employees' compensation, labour disputes, retirement schemes, provident funds and ad-hoc employment queries.

 

Commercial Agreements
We offer extensive experience on all commercial contracts including sale and purchase agreements, distributorship agreements, joint venture agreements, terms of trade, agency agreements, license agreements, management agreements, outsourcing agreements and franchising agreements.

 

SFC Licensing and Compliance Matters
We have regularly advised clients on various SFC-related licensing and compliance matters including obtaining approval from the SFC for regulated activities.

 

Banking
We advise on the whole spectrum of banking and finance products.  We understand the complex legal issues relating to banking and finance transactions and we provide our clients with practical and tailored advice.

 

Corporate Services
Our Corporate Services Team offers a complete range of corporate services consultation.  Clients can obtain timely legal advice on corporate services issues and access a full range of legal services through the firm's extensive areas of practice.  We are quick to respond to clients' changing needs and assist them in corporate administrative matters with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and skills to comply with the requirements of regulatory changes. 

 

 Representative Matters
  • Acting as general counsel legal adviser to a State-owned Enterprise in the PRC on general compliance and corporate finance matters and in particular, in a transaction for subscription for convertible bonds in a deal worth HK$300 million.
  • Acting as general counsel and legal adviser to a PRC-based corporation, engaged in the e-commerce industry and listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange on a wide range of legal issues and matters.
  • Acting for Buyer to acquire the shares in a HK company which holds SFC regulated licenses and assisting/facilitating client to obtain approval from the SFC for the transfer.
  • Acting for a GEM Board Listed Company to establish a Joint Venture company with a supplier/manufacturer to conduct distribution services.
  • Acting for an English-based company in respect of share acquisition transactions involving companies in HK, UK and the PRC.
  • Advising a distributor for a top luxury motor vehicle and car brand in the acquisition and financing of a group of companies.
  • Acting for a leading and well established company in the watches and timepiece industry to review their supply agreements for the supply of their products in Asia.
  • Advising Hong Kong Main Board Listed Company on employment issues and preparing the requisite employment contracts and related documents.
  • Acting for one of the pioneers of integrated system automation solutions to the local travel industry to obtain the exclusive distributorship rights in respect of a global distribution system in Hong Kong.
  • Advising an international oil trading company for the acquisition of an industrial building in a deal worth HK$150 million.

 

Partner
Head of Corporate and Commercial Department
E-mail:kennethto@wktoco.com
Tel:(852) 3628 0170
PRC Qualified Lawyer

Manager, Beijing Representative Office

E-mail:cindy@wktoco.cn
Tel:(8610) 8587 5076

Associate

E-mail:boscoip@wktoco.com
Tel:(852) 3628 0193