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Victor Ho

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Cal

Hong Kong

Ho Victor
Victor Ho

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Cal

Hong Kong

Victor has extensive experience of working on Asian and PRC-related transactions, having lived and worked in the region since 1991. Victor’s practice is characterised by its depth and breadth of experience and involves representing multinational clients with their China-related matters, and Chinese clients investing globally. As a strategic adviser to his key clients, his corporate and M&A practice involves advising on a wide range of cross-border transactions, as well as sensitive, significant regulatory and compliance issues.

Victor has spearheaded the build-out of A&O’s multidisciplinary China platform, including actively leading the development of the group’s antitrust, data, IP, regulatory and compliance offerings. Increasingly, this has involved advising clients on the development of their China-related strategies, in which M&A, antitrust, data, digitalisation, partnerships and IP play key and integrated roles. Victor speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Other Noteworthy Experience includes advising:

  • Ant Financial (China’s largest digital payment and diversified fintech company) on a range of cutting-edge issues.
  • Novartis on a of matters, ranging from its acquisitions in China (vaccines, eye-care and diagnostics), to strategic matters (restructuring, strategic assessments, crisis control, review of legal and business organisational structures), to compliance and regulatory matters (investigations, FCPA/bribery issues, review of distribution arrangements), and a number of antitrust matters.
  • TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel community, on various transactions in China, including: its sale of Kuxun, a Beijing-based online travel business, to Meituan, a prominent Chinese consumer group-buying platform, as part of TripAdvisor’s strategy to reshape its China business; and a potential e-commerce JV to offer entertainment and leisure services to outbound PRC tourists.
  • International Paper Company on a series of acquisitions and disposals, including the sale of its Asian corrugated box business to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise, a special purpose acquisition fund associated with Xiamen Hexing Paper Packaging (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange) and its disposal of its Shorewood packaging business assets in Greater China and Europe into the portfolio company packaging business of private equity firm, Atlas.
  • Magna International Inc on a number of acquisitions and joint ventures in the automotive component sector in China, including advising Cosma, the body stamping division of Magna International Inc., on the strategic combination of its existing China entity with the body stamping operations of Chongqing Xingqiaorui, a leading, privately owned Tier 1 supplier of automotive body-in-white components group in the PRC and a key supplier to Chang’an Ford.
  • Alibaba (one of China’s largest e-commerce and digital companies) in respect of a range of issues and transactions.
  • China Mobile on its outbound equity investment panel.

Experience highlights

Office

Hong Kong

Allen & Overy
9th Floor, Three Exchange Square, Central
Hong Kong

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Beijing

Allen & Overy LLP Beijing Representative Office (UK)
46th Floor China World Tower A, No. 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue Beijing
Beijing
100004

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Shanghai

Allen & Overy LLP Shanghai Representative Office (UK)
15F, Phase II, Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong
Shanghai
200120

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the bar, State of California, USA, 1992

Academic

BA (Hons), Amherst College, 1988

Certificate, International Institute for International Law and Human Rights, Strasbourg, 1989

JD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

Recognition

News & insights

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

China: Technology export control and beyond

As technology and IP have increasingly become the focal point of tensions between the U.S. and China, the Chinese Government announced its amendments to the Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited or…

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Publications: 21 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: SEC public company disclosure considerations

US public companies and other companies with SEC reporting obligations (including foreign private issuers with US listings) have an obligation to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their public…

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

Digital transformation

Digital transformation, built on IT cornerstones of cloud, mobile, social and big data, is affecting all industries. 

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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: points to consider on M&A transactions

As coronavirus (Covid-19), spreads across the world, it has been widely reported that some companies are looking to suspend or terminate their contractual commitments. Factory closures, port and…

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