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.



  • Funds
  • Capital Markets
  • Islamic & Structured Finance



University of New South Wales (Australia)


26 May 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises on the secondary listing of AMTD International in Singapore

Appleby acted as Cayman Islands counsel for AMTD International Inc. (“AMTD International”) in re...

Contributors: Paul Cheuk, Robert Sit
10 Feb 2020 | News

Another strong year at Appleby, with listing deal value doubling year on year at HKD 15.8 billion in 2019

Leading offshore law firm Appleby’s Hong Kong office maintained its significant capital markets pr...

15 Nov 2019 | Deals

Appleby advises China Automation Group on HKD 391,998,649 Scheme of Arrangement

Appleby represented China Automation Group (“CAG”) on a Cayman scheme of arrangement (“Scheme...

6 Aug 2019 | Deals

Appleby advises China Oil and Gas Group Limited on its issuance of USD 320 million senior notes

Appleby acted as Bermuda and BVI counsel for China Oil and Gas Group Limited (China Oil and Gas) in ...

Contributors: Paul Cheuk, Minnie Choi
31 Jul 2019 | News

Appleby sees listing deal value total increase to record HKD15.5 billion in the first half year of 2019

Leading offshore law firm Appleby’s Hong Kong office has set its highest record yet for deal value...

22 Jul 2019 | Deals

Appleby advises Vanke Property (Overseas) Limited on its HKD 1,138.34 million transaction

Appleby acted as BVI, Cayman Islands and Jersey counsel for Vanke Property (Overseas) Limited (Vanke...

Contributors: Paul Cheuk, Minnie Choi
21 Feb 2019 | News

Continual Growth: Appleby advises on 51 HKEX listings in 2018 totalling an impressive HKD 9.5 billion

For the third year running, leading offshore law firm Appleby’s Hong Kong office set a record for ...


21 Apr 2020 |

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28 Nov 2019 |

Cayman Islands Funds update

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