Vivian Yiu

Vivian Yiu


University of Oxford (B.A., 1999)
University of Hong Kong (P.C.L.L., 2000)

Bar Admissions

Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Vivian Yiu is a corporate partner based in Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. She has significant experience in Hong Kong capital markets offerings and China-focused M&A matters.

Ms. Yiu has more than 17 years of experience advising on a broad range of corporate transactions. Her practice focuses on initial public offerings and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, follow-on fund raising and compliance work. Ms. Yiu regularly advises multinational corporations and Chinese enterprises (both state-owned and private enterprises) on cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, she was a partner in the Hong Kong office of a Magic Circle firm. Ms. Yiu is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented ABCI Capital Limited ("ABCI Capital"), a subsidiary of Agricultural Bank of China, in its HK$389.47 million subscription of 132,564,669 new convertible preference shares ("CPS") issued by Hong Kong listed Chinese real estate company, LVGEM (China) Real Estate Investment Company Limited.
  • Represented Accenture plc on its potential acquisitions in China.
  • Represented Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited on the US$500 million shares placing. Credit Suisse was the sole placing agent.
  • Represented Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd on its HK$728 million placing of new shares to Huarong International Financial Holdings Limited.
  • Represented Inspur Cloud Computing Investment Limited as offeror in its voluntary general cash offer for Inspur International Limited, a PRC state-owned enterprise engaging in software development and outsourcing services. The general offer ultimately became mandatory and unconditional.
  • Represented Poly Property Group Co., Limited in relation to the restructuring by China Poly Group Corporation of its real estate platforms in China and Hong Kong.
  • Represented Carlyle Group in relation to the initial public offering and the listing of China Literature on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented China Orient Asset Management International on the disposal of part of its controlling stake in Shanghai Zendai Property Limited (stock code: 755).
  • Represented a Chinese state-owned enterprise on its bid for a large private-equity owned waste-to-energy business in Germany (deal value Euro 2 billion).
  • Represented a Hong Kong and Shanghai listed state-owned conglomerate on its bid for cement assets in India and Sri Lanka.
  • Represented Matrix Partners China on a share swap of its stake in a mobile e-commerce system development and operation company into a Hong Kong listed company (the transaction involved complex Takeover Code issues).
  • Represented a Hong Kong-listed company on its bid for a cable communication company in Hong Kong.
  • Represented sole sponsor BOCI Asia Limited in relation to Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited’s HK$650 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited is the largest generic drug company in Hong Kong and owns household brands such as Po Chai Pills (Puji Pills).
  • Represented Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Sinopec Group) on its US$1.8 billion IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Citic CLSA, JPM and UBS were the sponsors.
  • Represented Fortune Oil PLC in its stakebuilding in China Gas Holdings Ltd (stock code: 755). This is one of the few hostile takeovers in the Hong Kong market.
  • Represented a NYSE-listed international paper and pulp company on the disposal of its industrial packaging business in China and SE Asia.
  • Represented CDH Investments in its acquisition of 50% equity interest in a retail property in Osaka, Japan owned by Dynasty Vantage Fund.
  • Represented China Orient Asset Management (International) Holding Limited (COAMI) on the offering of two series of CNY-denominated Reg S notes by Ocean Wealth Limited. COAMI provided an irrevocable and unconditional senior unsecured guarantee for each of the loans.
  • Represented Shanghai Zendai Property Limited (stock code: 755) on its acquisition of real estate assets from Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd (stock code: 1618) which constituted a very substantial acquisition for Shanghai Zendai.
  • Represented M&G Chemicals on the establishment of two joint ventures with Guozhen Group for the construction of a bio-refinery in Anhui, China and represented M&G Chemicals on its proposed IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited on its issue of HK$3.9 billion 0.5% convertible bonds due 2019. Credit Suisse and HSBC were the lead managers.
  • Represented Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited in the sale of its 49% equity stake in Maxwin to NetEase (Hong Kong) Limited.
  • Represented China International Capital Corporation, and Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited as sponsors on the initial public offering and the listing of Sunshine 100 China Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a selling shareholder on the placing of its shares in Pacific Textiles Holdings Limited.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley and CITIC Securities as sponsors on the initial public offering and the listing of a leading Shanghai-listed China engineering machinery manufacturer on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group Co., Ltd. on its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Citic CLSA was the sole sponsor.
  • Represented ICBC, Bank of China, Dynagreen, Sunshine 100, Harmony Auto, Poly Property, Inspur International and Shenzhou International as Hong Kong compliance counsel.
  • Represented IFC and Norges Bank on their equity investments in HKSE-listed companies.

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