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Simon Weller

Partner

Corporate and M&A

Dealmaker of the Year

The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2016

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About Simon Weller

Simon heads our Asia transactional practice.

Simon focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

He has experience advising a broad range of private equity and other financial investors, corporates and investment banks on transactions in both Asia and Europe.

Recent work

  • Advising Tesco on the US$10.6bn auction sale of its Thailand and Malaysia businesses to CP Group
  • Advising PepsiCo on its US$130m acquisition of a 26% interest in Natural Food, a Hong Kong-listed company
  • Advising Affinity Equity Partners on its US$520m acquisition of Trimco Group, a global provider of labels and brand identification solutions to the apparel sector
  • Advising Biostime International Holdings on its leveraged acquisition of leading Australian vitamins and health supplements brand, Swisse Wellness
  • Advising China Minmetals Corporation on the privatisation and de-listing plan of Hunan Nonferrous Metals Corporation from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising Creat Group Corporation on its £820m acquisition of Bio Products Laboratory from Bain Capital
  • Advising Hutchison Whampoa (now CK Hutchison Holdings) on the establishment of a strategic alliance between its subsidiary A.S. Watson Holdings and Temasek
  • Advising Permira on its HK$6.47bn acquisition of Tricor Holdings from BEA
  • Advising Tesco on the £4.2bn auction sale of its Korean business, Homeplus, to a group of investors led by MBK Partners and including CPP Investments, PSP Investments and Temasek
  • Advising Warburg Pincus on its investment in Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank)

Qualifications

Education

  • Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK (LLM)

Professional qualifications

  • Licensed to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong, and England and Wales