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Victor Ho

Managing Partner, Beijing/Shanghai


Ho Victor
Victor Ho

Managing Partner, Beijing/Shanghai


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.

Experience highlights



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


BA (Hons), Amherst College, 1988

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

JD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991


News & insights

Publications: 17 OCTOBER 2019

Latest updates on the China financial sector: lifting foreign shareholding caps

On 11 October 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced a clearer accelerated timeframe for lifting foreign shareholding caps (i.e. 51%) in futures companies, public securities investment fund management companies and securities companies. Qualified foreign firms now have a clearer road map towards full ownership of financial service institutions in China.

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Publications: 03 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy’s Fintech group partners with leading fintech community and platform, FINTECH Circle, to co-author the second edition of the FINTECH Bridge Journal

Fintech Bridge represents a bespoke agreement outlining collaboration between two governments, cooperation between regulatory bodies and connectivity between two markets and ecosystems. This encourages the sharing of information, including emerging trends and regulatory issues, with counterparts and discussions around areas of best practice.1​

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News: 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy wins International Firm of the Year at the China Law & Practice Awards 2019

Allen & Overy has won five awards at the China Law & Practice (CLP) Awards 2019. The CLP Awards celebrate top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams for innovative regulatory solutions and leadership on significant commercial legal matters involving China. CLP is in association with The American Lawyer, The Asian Lawyer and Legal Week.

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Publications: 01 AUGUST 2019

Allen & Overy bolsters China practice with the appointment of David Lam as counsel and Head of China Desk (Australia)

Allen & Overy has appointed David Lam as counsel and Head of Allen & Overy’s China Desk (Australia) based in Sydney.

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