Paul Cheuk is a partner in the Corporate department in the Hong Kong office. He practises in the area of corporate law, specialising in Cayman funds, joint ventures/private equity, securities/debt offerings, and capital restructurings. Recent transactions on which Paul has worked include Cayman administered, registered and closed-ended funds, Bermuda compulsory acquisition, joint venture, initial public offerings, debt issuance, capital restructuring and shareholders requisitions.
Paul joined Appleby in May 2002. Prior to that he worked in a major Hong Kong law firm in the area of commercial litigation and spent a year studying in Japan.
Paul has been recognised as a “Rising Star” by IFLR 1000 3 years in a row from 2017 – 2019. Clients described Paul as “excellent…very technically knowledgeable and the advice he gives will be reliable and sound”. Another client says he provides “detailed and professional advisory services”.
Paul is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese and conversational Japanese.
Recent cases include:
- advised LVGEM (China) Real Estate Investment Company Limited in respect of its US$225,000,000 senior notes issuance;
- advised Elliot Advisors in respect of its sale of a major stake in a joint venture (a BVI company);
- advised Studio City Finance Limited on the issuance of US$825 million 8.500% senior notes due 2020;
- advised Macau Studio City in respect of the senior secured project facility in 2013;
- advised Zijin Mining Group in respect of its subscription of convertible bonds in NKWE Platinum Limited;
- advised Li & Fung in its US$341 million acquisition of Hang Ten;
- advised AXA on formation of a Cayman JV and taking of BVI and Cayman share charges security from JV partners;
- advised Bravura Solutions Limited in respect of its acquisition of Mutual Fund Technologies Limited (a Bermuda company);
- advised Techcomp (Holdings) Limited (a Bermuda company) in respect of its dual listing in HKSE;
- advised on the listing of Xinchen China Power on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and
- advised on the setting up of Changjiang Hong Kong Equity Fund and other Cayman funds.
- Capital Markets
- Islamic & Structured Finance
University of New South Wales (Australia)