Cheng Hoo

Cheng Hoo is a co-founder and has served, since 2002, as the Senior Partner of Nixon Peabody CWL. His main areas of practice are: acquisitions, joint ventures, IPO and post IPO fund raising and compliance, commercial contracts in relation to international trade and investment, trust, and strategy for dispute resolutions.

What do you focus on?

I have a long history of advising on China-related investment, business operation, acquisitions and corporate finance. I advised on the first issue of B-Shares (Shanghai Vaccum), first issue of Redchip Shares (Guangzhou Investment), first batch of issue of H-Shares (Luoyang Glass)—all in the early 1990s. I have been advising numerous in-bound investments into and acquisitions of corporate targets in the Mainland of China since late 1980s covering all sorts of industries and business and almost all the provinces, autonomous regions and major cities. Since 2000, my work in advising out-bound investments and acquisitions by companies from the Mainland of China and resolution of their legal disputes in Hong Kong and overseas has been increasing steadily. This type of work sees me structuring, negotiating and co-ordinating transactions all over the world. In Hong Kong, I have been actively advising acquisitions and joint ventures in respect of companies incorporated in Hong Kong or offshore with business in Hong Kong, the Mainland of China or foreign countries; IPO through the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the post-IPO compliance. Furthermore, I have been advising on formation, administration and termination of trusts for families, charities and management of listed companies since early 1990s.

What do you see on the horizon?

Rapid development of new technology and globalized business create great opportunities and challenges for clients. Lawyers must keep building up new ability to deliver effective solutions to clients.

Publications and Presentations

  • The Hong Kong chapter for “China Outbound Investments” published by CCH, 2011
  • “Formation and Use of Trusts” presented in Guangzhou, China at the Forum for Global Investment and Immigration, 7 February 2014
  • “Mainland and the Rule of Law” presented in Guangzhou, China at the seminars of the Centre of Co-operative Innovation for Judicial Civilization, 29 March 2014
  • “Financing in Hong Kong for Production of Movies” presented in Beijing, 17 April 2014, at the Beijing International Film Festival


Cheng Hoo

Senior Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL

Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2171 6228

Fax: +852 2521 0220

University of Hong Kong, LL.B., Law Faculty

Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, U. K.

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