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Henry Yip

Henry Yip

/ Partner
Direct Line
(852) 2107 0314
Email
henry.yip@onc.hk

Principal Areas of Practice

Corporate Finance

Merger & Acquisition (overseas resources)

International Patent Enforcement

Real Estate Property

 

Education

1990       CPE, Bristol Polytechnic, UK

1990/91 Solicitors Final Examination, Guildford College of Law, UK

 

Admission

1991       Solicitor of England and Wales

1992       Solicitor, Hong Kong

 

Professional Activities & Organisations

  • Researcher of the Judicial Theory and Judicial System Research Centre, China University of Political Science and Law
  • Certified M&A Dealmaker of the China Mergers and Acquisitions Association
  • Chairman of The Chinese Club Trustee Board (2020/2021 and 2021/2022)
  • Former member of the Guidance Committee, Property Committee and the Standing Committee of External Affairs of The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Former Trustee Member of the Board of Trustees of Taishan Charitable Association International Fund


Experience

Henry started his legal career and helped found the property practice group of a major international law firm in Hong Kong when he handled numerous substantial property transactions and development projects while in that firm prior to 1992.

In 1992, Henry co-founded a boutique law firm with three other lawyers from that international law firm. His areas of practice then expanded from property to general corporate and commercial.

In 2011, Henry joined ONC Lawyers as a partner.

In the past 20 years, Henry had actively participated in many successful merger and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and initial public offerings in both the Main Board and GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  Moreover, Henry had been closely involved as a supervisor, in advising publicly listed companies on the Takeover and Merger Code, continuing obligations, and notifiable and connected transactions under the Listing Rules.

Since 2003, in working with local counsels Henry has assisted many mainland Chinese companies (including state-owned, listed and private) in their acquisition or proposed acquisition of natural resources projects (which included oil and gas fields, gold, copper and etc.) in Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Ecuador and etc.

From  2006 up to now, Henry acted for a U.S. telecom technology company in organizing, assisting and working with well-known U.S. patent attorneys, China attorneys and Japanese attorneys in the enforcement action of that company’s patent rights in the U.S. , China and Japan against a number of the world’s leading cell phone and equipment manufacturers. It is noteworthy that the particular action in which Henry was the chief negotiator in the settlement negotiation won the largest settlement sum amongst all settlements successfully recovered from the big brands involved in this enforcement exercise. Though the US enforcement action was concluded in 2018, currently Henry is still helping the company in its enforcement actions in both Japan and China.

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