Shirley has extensive experience on complex corporate and commercial transactions in China and across Asia. She advises on all types of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, restructurings and joint ventures, as well as on a full range of corporate matters, including constitutions, corporate governance, directors’ duties and shareholders’ rights. She also has experience in initial public offerings, take-privates, bond issues, investment fund formation and other banking and capital market transactions. Shirley garners fulsome praise in providing a responsive and hardworking service to her clients who include Chinese state-owned, privately owned and international enterprises, financial institutions, private equity firms, asset managers, Hong Kong and US listed companies.
She is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong, New South Wales Australia, England & Wales, and New Zealand. Her legal career began back in 2004 with KPMG’s tax and legal department in Sydney, before she relocated to Hong Kong where she spent over four years in premier offshore law firms and more than seven years at top tier international law firms. She was a key part of the team which was awarded “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” by ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, China Law & Practice Awards and IFLR Asia Awards from 2014 to 2017. Many of the deals which she worked on are high-profile and high-dollar-value transactions and have received industry recognition and acclaim.
- Corporate and commercial
- Mergers and acquisitions
- New South Wales, Australia (2004)
- Hong Kong (2009)
- England & Wales (2012)
- New Zealand (2018)
- City University of Hong Kong (PCLL)
- The College of Law, New South Wales (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice)
- University of New South Wales, Australia (LLB, BCom)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia (Chartered Accountants Program)