Craig Stevenson

Craig Stevenson

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Scotland)

 

 

Contact

T: +[852] 2833 4911

M: +[852] 9170 1425

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Craig is a Corporate/M&A lawyer with 22 years of private practice corporate experience gained in London, Dubai, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He is the head of Tiang & Partners’ corporate department and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He is both qualified in and holds active practise rights in English and Scots law and has spent his career advising clients on their transactions across the world.  

Having previously worked as an M&A lawyer in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Craig joined PwC Legal UK in 2007, going on to co-head the UK M&A team before leading the Middle East business.  In 2014 he relocated to China as one of the founding lawyers of Shanghai Xin Bai Law Firm (a PwC Network firm).  Now based in Hong Kong as the founding foreign legal practice lawyer in the firm, Craig helps clients with their corporate law needs across Asia and beyond.  

Craig holds an LL.B (First Class Honours) and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Edinburgh University, an LL.M from Cambridge University and is a Scots notary public. 

 

Areas of expertise

  • Cross-border M&A
  • Legal due diligence
  • Digital assets, crypto-currency and ICOs
  • Business reorganisations
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • General corporate and commercial legal advisory

 

Representative experience

  • Acting for a listed PRC entity in the first-ever acquisition of a London Metal Exchange business by a regulated Chinese business
  • Numerous token sale/ICO mandates relating to the issue of digital tokens to institutional and public investors
  • Advising on a variety of crypto-currency related mandates involving exchanges and financial institutions
  • Acting for a major Chinese shipping group in its overseas UK joint venture
  • Acting for a large Chinese bank in its entry to the UK banking market
  • Acting on the first-ever UK LLP restructurings of  insurance broker and commodities trader  businesses
  • Acting for a Crown Prince in a complex restructuring of real estate assets in a Middle Eastern state
  • Acting for a major US private equity fund on M&A transactions in Asia and the Middle East
  • Acting for a North American State investment vehicle in its European and US investments