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Eason Huang is a Partner and Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales) of Appleby’s Shanghai office and Hong Kong office respectively, and a member of the Corporate Department.

Eason has almost 10 years of offshore experience specialising in the structuring, formation, organisation and operation of all types of open- and closed-ended funds, including private equity and hedge funds, and their related investment management entities. He counsels funds in all stages of their operations, and regularly advises them on fund formation and governance matters.

Eason has significant experience in representing a wide range of sponsors on fund formation matters, as well as a select group of well-regarded institutional investors in making investments in both private equity and hedge funds around the region. He also has deep knowledge in assisting on crypto-related fund launches.

Eason is a native Mandarin speaker and fluent in English and Cantonese. With his Chinese capability, he has extensive experience in handling PRC clients. He is able to work closely with our wider global team and provide advice on Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands law matters in the Asia time zone.

His clients comprise of Mainland Chinese fund managers, fund sponsors, venture capitalists, as well as local Hong Kong SFC licensed fund managers. He also has a particular focus on fund clients with a China nexus.

Prior to returning back to Appleby, Eason was a counsel at another leading offshore law firm.


  • ”Rising star” in Investment Funds – IFLR1000 2022 – 2023

Qualifications & Education

Eason was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. He was also admitted as a PRC lawyer by Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China.

  • City University of Hong Kong (LLM) Distinction
  • Zhejiang Gongshang University (LLB) First Class Honour

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