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Laurence Davidson

Hong Kong

Laurence Davidson

Laurence understands the needs of clients and is experienced in getting deals done. He has helped clients successfully build, acquire and dispose of businesses across a wide range of sectors, including from real estate to natural resources, financial services to infrastructure and telecom to forestry.

As a counsel in our Corporate group, Laurence focuses on cross-border M&A and private equity. He has particular experience in the infrastructure, natural resources and real estate sectors. In addition, he provides structuring, transactional and strategic advice to a wide range of institutional investors, government entities and private enterprises.

Based in Hong Kong since 2006, he has extensive experience representing clients on transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region including China, the Philippines, Mongolia, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka, India and Papua New Guinea. He brings this experience to bear to successfully deliver projects in emerging markets as well as more developed jurisdictions.

Representative experience

Regularly advises Energy World Corporation on its development of gas, power and LNG projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Advised Emerald Plantation Holdings on the disposal of its majority shareholding in Hong-Kong listed Greenheart Group and other unlisted shares and debt interests.

Advised on the takeover restructuring and management of a US$1 billion private equity fund focused on Chinese real estate

Advised HSBC on the US$2.1 billion take private of PCCW, Hong Kong's major telecommunications provider.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., University of Manchester, 2001

Court admissions

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong
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