Milton Cheng

Co-Head, Corporate Group-Greater China at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Milton Cheng

Milton Cheng

Co-Head, Corporate Group-Greater China at Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Milton Cheng is the Global Chair of Baker McKenzie. He has consistently been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. He is the Firm’s representative on the Council of Governors of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Legal 500 Asia Pacific has acknowledged him as "The pioneer of Hong Kong REITs." Practice Focus Mr. Cheng has considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, real estate investment trusts, financial services regulation, corporate finance and corporate restructurings. He regularly advises clients — including REIT and other asset managers, financial institutions, multinationals and Hong Kong-listed groups — on a wide range of acquisition, REIT, restructuring, regulatory and corporate finance matters. Representative Legal MattersActed for Fortune REIT as lead counsel on its Hong Kong/Singapore dual listing, the first REIT to be dual-listed on these two Exchanges.Acted for Guangzhou Investment Company Limited on the establishment and IPO of GZI REIT, the first listed REIT with PRC mainland properties.Acted for Champion REIT as lead counsel on the USD1.65 billion acquisition of the Langham Place Mall & Office Tower, and on its acquisition financing.Acted for Yuexiu Group on the investment by Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust in Guangzhou International Finance Center.Acted for DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Limited in relation to its role on the RMB10.48 billion Hui Xian REIT, the first RMB denominated REIT in Hong Kong.Acted on the IPOs and/or follow-on acquisitions by various REITs, including Fortune REIT, Yuexiu REIT, The Link REIT, Champion REIT, Regal REIT and Prosperity REIT.Acted as lead counsel for Macquarie Bank on its acquisition from ING Bank of the ING group’s Asian equities businesses, covering more than 10 jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.Represented a well-known US multinational corporation on its agreement with the Hong Kong Government for the construction, development, management and operation of Hong Kong’s first international theme park. Professional Associations and MembershipsLaw Society of Hong KongLaw Society of England & Wales AdmissionsHong Kong (1993)England & Wales~United Kingdom (1992) EducationKing's College London, UK (LL.B.) (1989)

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Co-Head, Corporate Group-Greater China at Baker & McKenzie LLP
Education
Class of 1989

King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs.

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The Law Society is the professional association that represents and governs the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.

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The Law Society is a professional association for solicitors in Hong Kong. It was incorporated in 1907 as a company limited by guarantee.

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The participating CEOs lead companies that collectively employ more than five million people, generate more than $2 trillion in annual revenue, and represent 11 countries and a diverse group of industries.

Career History
Co-Head, Corporate Group-Greater China
1990 - Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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2004 - Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Pacific Andes International Holdings Ltd., Grand Success Investment (Singapore) Pte Ltd. purchase Copeinca ASA

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Pacific Andes International Holdings Ltd., Grand Success Investment (Singapore) Pte Ltd. purchase Copeinca ASA from Veramar Azul SL

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Viasystems Corp. purchases Eastern Pacific Circuits (HK) Ltd.

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