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Gavin Nesbitt

Gavin Nesbitt

Consultant

Deacons
Hong Kong, China

tel: 852 2825 9715
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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;

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


Education

BA (Hons), Jurisprudence, Oxford University, England
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Gavin was 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 was also 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 Chambers Asia (2007, 2008 and 2009 editions), Gavin was recognised as a leader in the field of Corporate/M&A in China and Hong Kong.

Gavin has been recommended as a leading lawyer in The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2010 - 2015 & The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012.

Professional Associations

IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Officer, 2007 – 2010)

The SFC Dual Filing Advisory Group (April 2006 – March 2012)

The Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee (April 2007 – March 2013)

The Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel (April 2001 – March 2014)

The Hong Kong Takeovers Appeals Committee (April 2001 – March 2014)

Council of The Law Society of Hong Kong (2010-2016)

Former Law Society appointments:

Vice-chairman of The Law Society of Hong Kong International Legal Affairs Committee

Vice-chairman of The Law Society of Hong Kong Standing Committee on Standards and Development

Vice-chairman of The Law Society of Hong Kong Standing Committee on Practitioners Affairs

The Law Society of Hong Kong Standing Committee on Compliance

The Law Society of Hong Kong Competition Law Committee

The Law Society of Hong Kong Investment Products and Financial Services Committee

The Law Society of Hong Kong Company Law Committee

The Law Society of Hong Kong Revenue Law Committee

The Law Society of Hong Kong Japan Interest Group

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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