Paul ChristopherManaging Partner, Hong Kong

Paul Christopher

'Knows the Cayman piece inside out, is always reliable and responsive'

Overview

I lead our Corporate and Investment Funds team in Asia. I am also the Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office.

I regularly advise on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and the restructuring of companies and structures, as well as the establishment of investment funds. These will often be private equity-related transactions.

I’ve been with Mourant Ozannes since 1999.

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, British Virgin Islands, 2013
  • Advocate, Guernsey, 2003
  • Solicitor, England, 1999 (currently non-practising)

Work highlights

  • Advising Goodbaby China Holdings Limited on its disposal of Oasis Dragon Limited, the baby-care products retailer, to Goodbaby International Holdings Limited for US$360 million
  • Advising Asia Cube Global Communications Limited on its winning competitive bid in the US$1.86bn acquisition of Hutchison Global Communications
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the first ever public-to-private transaction on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange completed by a private equity firm
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners  in relation to the proposed US$1.1bn privatisation of Hong Kong listed company Nirvana Asia Ltd 富貴生命國際有限公司 by way of a scheme of arrangement

What the directories say

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018, describes Paul as 'a highly prized fund specialist who attracts praise from sources, who note that he is 'very reliable in terms of his technical ability and has the epitome of a commercial approach'.'

'Paul Christopher 'knows the Cayman piece inside out, is always reliable and responsive, and commercial in his point of view',' Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017.

Paul is described as 'solution-oriented' in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016.

'Hong Kong Managing Partner Paul Christopher is singled out for his quality corporate and finance advice, especially on major M&A transactions. As one client reports: 'He's very responsive, he knows his stuff and he's good under pressure',' Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

'Managing Partner Paul Christopher is noted for equity-side work and for his ‘balance of technical excellence and commerciality’,' Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016.

'Managing Partner Paul Christopher is a highly-respected practitioner who regularly advises on the structuring and restructuring of offshore funds. 'He's just an easy person to deal with, commercial, sensible, and has a no-nonsense approach,' according to one client,' Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015.

'Paul Christopher is 'good to deal with and understands the big issues',' Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015