Lee Wei-Jin

Associate Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong
LLB (Hons), University of Bristol
Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore

Contact Me
+852 2877 1107
weijin.lee@quahewoo.com

Wei-Jin heads our Hong Kong office and specialises in corporate and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), including joint venture investments, takeover bids, schemes of arrangement, privatisations, divestments and private equity. He regularly provides general corporate, restructuring and employment advice to institutional clients, family offices and ultra-high networth individuals across various industries. Wei-Jin is also active in high value sports marketing work.

His transactional deal experience includes advising:

  • International Finance Corporation of the World Bank and Norfund (the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund) in their investment in Yoma Micro Power (S) Pte Ltd, to establish distributed generation micropower plants and mini grids for generating and distributing electricity to rural communities and telecommunications towers in Myanmar;
  • Chinese state-owned enterprises in their investments and subsequent divestments in companies listed on the Singapore Exchange;
  • Chinese companies (listed in Singapore and/or dual listed in Singapore and Hong Kong) and their independent directors in takeover offers and delistings;
  • Hong Kong and Chinese companies as Singapore counsel in respect of their proposed listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and
  • Corporates on their league and shirt sponsorships of top-tiered football clubs in the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A and basketball teams in the NBA.

Prior to joining QWP, Wei-Jin practiced several years at a “Big-4” local law firm and a UK magic circle firm, where he acted for:

  • Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, China International Capital Corporation (Singapore) Pte. Limited and DBS Bank Ltd. as joint financial advisers to JCET-SC (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in relation to its pre-conditional voluntary general offer for STATS ChipPac Ltd;
  • Advanced Technology Investment Company LLC, a technology investment company wholly-owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, in relation to its acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. by way of a scheme of arrangement;
  • certain controlling shareholders of Kim Eng Holdings Limited in relation to their conditional sale to Maybank IB Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad, of 44.63% of the issued shares in the capital of Kim Eng and Kim Eng as offeree company in the mandatory cash offer triggered by Maybank for Kim Eng;
  • Sakari Resources Limited (formerly known as Straits Asia Resources Limited) in the mandatory unconditional cash offer by PTT Mining Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the investment arm of PTT Public Company Limited, which is majority-owned by the Thai Ministry of Finance following the privatisation and incorporatisation of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand) for Sakari;
  • TE Connectivity in its restructuring of its network solutions business for its subsequent divestment to CommScope, Inc.;
  • Hankore Environment Tech Group Limited in relation to its acquisition of China Everbright Water Investments Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Everbright International Limited listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) by way of a reverse takeover;
  • Cordlife Group Limited in its acquisition of an aggregate 31.81% stake in Malaysia Bursa-listed StemLife Berhad and acquisition of the cord blood and cord tissue banking businesses of Australian-listed Life Corporation Limited (formerly known as Cordlife Limited);
  • Barry Callebaut AG, as Singapore counsel, in relation to its acquisition of Petra Foods Limited’s Cocoa Ingredients Division;
  • Teleflex Inc., a leading global provider of medical devices, in its acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of LMA International N.V., a Curacao-incorporated company listed on the Singapore Exchange; and
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and semiconductor-product distributor listed on the New York Stock Exchange, in its acquisition of all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics Ltd.

MORE ABOUT LEE WEI-JIN

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Associate Member, Law Society of Hong Kong

PRACTICE AREAS

Lee Wei-Jin

Associate Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong
LLB (Hons), University of Bristol
Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore

Contact Me
+852 2877 1107
weijin.lee@quahewoo.com

Wei-Jin heads our Hong Kong office and specialises in corporate and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), including joint venture investments, takeover bids, schemes of arrangement, privatisations, divestments and private equity. He regularly provides general corporate, restructuring and employment advice to institutional clients, family offices and ultra-high networth individuals across various industries. Wei-Jin is also active in high value sports marketing work.

His transactional deal experience includes advising:

  • International Finance Corporation of the World Bank and Norfund (the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund) in their investment in Yoma Micro Power (S) Pte Ltd, to establish distributed generation micropower plants and mini grids for generating and distributing electricity to rural communities and telecommunications towers in Myanmar;
  • Chinese state-owned enterprises in their investments and subsequent divestments in companies listed on the Singapore Exchange;
  • Chinese companies (listed in Singapore and/or dual listed in Singapore and Hong Kong) and their independent directors in takeover offers and delistings;
  • Hong Kong and Chinese companies as Singapore counsel in respect of their proposed listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and
  • Corporates on their league and shirt sponsorships of top-tiered football clubs in the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A and basketball teams in the NBA.

Prior to joining QWP, Wei-Jin practiced several years at a “Big-4” local law firm and a UK magic circle firm, where he acted for:

  • Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, China International Capital Corporation (Singapore) Pte. Limited and DBS Bank Ltd. as joint financial advisers to JCET-SC (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in relation to its pre-conditional voluntary general offer for STATS ChipPac Ltd;
  • Advanced Technology Investment Company LLC, a technology investment company wholly-owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, in relation to its acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. by way of a scheme of arrangement;
  • certain controlling shareholders of Kim Eng Holdings Limited in relation to their conditional sale to Maybank IB Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad, of 44.63% of the issued shares in the capital of Kim Eng and Kim Eng as offeree company in the mandatory cash offer triggered by Maybank for Kim Eng;
  • Sakari Resources Limited (formerly known as Straits Asia Resources Limited) in the mandatory unconditional cash offer by PTT Mining Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the investment arm of PTT Public Company Limited, which is majority-owned by the Thai Ministry of Finance following the privatisation and incorporatisation of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand) for Sakari;
  • TE Connectivity in its restructuring of its network solutions business for its subsequent divestment to CommScope, Inc.;
  • Hankore Environment Tech Group Limited in relation to its acquisition of China Everbright Water Investments Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Everbright International Limited listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) by way of a reverse takeover;
  • Cordlife Group Limited in its acquisition of an aggregate 31.81% stake in Malaysia Bursa-listed StemLife Berhad and acquisition of the cord blood and cord tissue banking businesses of Australian-listed Life Corporation Limited (formerly known as Cordlife Limited);
  • Barry Callebaut AG, as Singapore counsel, in relation to its acquisition of Petra Foods Limited’s Cocoa Ingredients Division;
  • Teleflex Inc., a leading global provider of medical devices, in its acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of LMA International N.V., a Curacao-incorporated company listed on the Singapore Exchange; and
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and semiconductor-product distributor listed on the New York Stock Exchange, in its acquisition of all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics Ltd.

MORE ABOUT LEE WEI-JIN

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Associate Member, Law Society of Hong Kong

PRACTICE AREAS