Jonathan Lee is a partner with extensive experience in corporate finance, securities related transactions, private and public takeovers, cross border acquisitions and divestments of equity interests and assets in private and publicly listed companies, establishment of joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate rescue, capital market transactions (equity and debt) and foreign direct investments.
Besides legal work, Jonathan is also committed to public service in Hong Kong and China. He currently is a member of the Standing Committee of the CPCCC in Huangpu, Guangzhou, a member of the Market Misconduct Tribunal, a member of the disciplinary panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Consent Committee and the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong. Jonathan is a former member of the Board of Review of the Inland Revenue Department.
Jonathan regularly advises clients on regulatory compliance including transactions concerning compliance with the Listing Rules, Takeovers Codes, Securities and Futures Ordinance and Companies Ordinance.
Jonathan frequently acts for Hong Kong listed companies and directors and officers of Hong Kong listed companies responding to enquiries and investigations by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEx”) and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”), including market misconduct.
Jonathan’s practice focuses on advising clients on structuring and implementing cross borders acquisitions and divestments, acting for both private and public companies in a broad range of industries including oil and gas, after-life services, insurance, property development, financial services, hotels, media and technologies.
Jonathan regularly advises clients in relation to in-bound investments into and acquisitions in PRC and out-bound investments and acquisitions from PRC to the rest of the world.
Jonathan regularly advises publicly traded companies to help them grow through acquisitions, formation of joint ventures and raising capital through placements of equity and debt securities, and in relation to compliance with securities laws, the Listing Rules of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Repurchases.
Hong Kong will continue to be a preferred platform for investors from Mainland China to invest, to raise funds and as platform for outbound investments.
Queen's University, Canada, B.Sc., Electrical Engineering
University of London, LL.B.
University of Hong Kong, PCLL
The Law Society of Hong Kong
The Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising)