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Gavin Nesbitt

Gavin Nesbitt

Consultant

Deacons
China

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Profile
Gavin advises on:
Mergers and Acquisitions - the PRC, Hong Kong and regional public and private company acquisitions and disposals, and business acquisitions and disposals, including transactions with cross-border aspects;

Direct Investment and Joint Ventures - private placing’s and investments, and equity and contractual joint ventures in the PRC, Hong Kong and South-East Asia;
General Commercial Agreements - Management and outsourcing agreements and miscellaneous other commercial agreements;

Reorganisations - group reorganisations, changes of domicile, reductions of capital and members' and creditors' schemes of arrangement;

Corporate Finance - Advising companies and underwriters on securities issues, including IPOs, rights issues, placing’s and issues of warrants and convertibles; Hong Kong aspects of international offerings; contested and agreed takeovers; share repurchases; privatization’s;

Securities Law - Hong Kong securities law compliance, regulatory matters, and SFC investigations.


Education

BA, Jurisprudence, Oxford University, England
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Gavin Nesbitt has been acknowledged as one of Asia's Leading Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions in the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Survey (2004 and 2005) and in the areas of Capital Markets & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and General Corporate Practice in the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Survey (2005).

Gavin has also been recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 ten times as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A (from 2001/2002 to 2010/ 2011 editions) and five times as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets (from 2001/2002 to 2005/2006 editions).

In the recent Chambers Asia (2007, 2008 and 2009 editions), he has been recognised as a leader in the field of Corporate/M&A in China and Hong Kong.

He has been recommended as a leading lawyer in The International Who's Who of Corporate
Governance Lawyers 2010 - 2013 & The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012.

Professional Associations

- Has spoken and written on Hong Kong insider dealing legislation, Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing rules, Hong Kong law aspects of American Depositary Receipts, compliance requirements for listed companies in Hong Kong, due diligence procedures on acquisitions, and a number of other topics;

- Member, The Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel
- Member, The Hong Kong Takeovers Appeals Committee
- Member, Council of The Law Society of Hong Kong
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Standing Committee on Practitioners Affairs
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Standing Committee on Compliance
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Competition Law Committee
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Investment Products and Financial Services Committee
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Company Law Committee
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Revenue Law Committee
- Member, Vice-chairman of The Law Society of Hong Kong International Legal Affairs Committee
- Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong Japan Interest Group
- Member, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Legal Committee
- Member, IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Officer, 2007 - 2010)
- Member, The SFC Dual Filing Advisory Group (April 2006 – March 2012)
- Member, The Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee (April 2007 – March 2013)

Articles

On Hong Kong insider dealing and market misconduct legislation, Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing rules, Hong Kong law aspects of American Depositary Receipts, compliance requirements for listed companies in Hong Kong, due diligence procedures on acquisitions and a number of other topics.


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