Areas of Expertise

Eric aims to help his clients build and grow their businesses, whether they’re multinational conglomerates, SMEs or family businesses. He has practised corporate and commercial law since 2007, and has worked in both Australia and Hong Kong. Eric has also helped many businesses in relation to their commercial dealings in China.

Eric’s commercial law skills and experience include incorporating new companies and preparing and advising on joint venture and shareholder agreements to help start new businesses. He also drafts and negotiates agreements such as supply, licensing and acquisition agreements to help businesses expand and grow locally and abroad.

His experience from practising in Hong Kong and acting for companies in Europe and East Asia gives him an international view of business issues which he applies to complex legal negotiations. 

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)

  • Master of Commerce (University of Queensland)

  • Member of Law Society of NSW

  • Member of Law Society of Hong Kong

  • Member of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

 

A word from Eric

"As a professional, I feel it is important to give it your all for a client, even if it means going the extra mile for just that little something. Sometimes it’s just that little something that will make a deal tick, and that could mean everything for the client."

 

Career Highlights

  • Advising several multinational companies, ranging from major European fashion houses, amusement park and toy manufacturers, and software businesses, on their corporate structuring and restructuring activities and their general commercial business activities in Australia and the Asia Pacific, including China.

  • Assisting several multinational companies on their expansion into Hong Kong and China, including setting up new companies and obtaining all appropriate licenses.

  • Advising on the potential listing of a European multinational company in Hong Kong and a mining services company in Australia.

  • Assisting a multinational company in relation to their trade mark dispute which involved litigation in China.

  • Assisting several multinational companies in relation to their dealings with property owners in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

  • Acting in the sale of a veterinary pharmaceuticals business with a circa value of $55 million.

  • Acting for a restaurateur in establishing their national franchise network.

  • Acting for the Queensland State Government on project-based acquisitions.

  • Acting for several not-for-profit organisations in Australia and Hong Kong on their general commercial affairs.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Commercial – manufacturing, distribution and licensing, supply and customer contracting, e-commerce and online data privacy.

  • Corporate – corporate structuring and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance.