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Frank Voon

Partner
+852.2230.3562
Fax +852.2511.9515
+86.10.5817.6116
Fax +86.10.8518.9299
Mr Voon is a corporate partner who focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions and other complex corporate and commercial matters.

Representing cross-border funds, multinationals and PRC private and state-owned enterprises, Mr Voon has significant experience in the health care and life sciences, energy, infrastructure and resources and real estate industries.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr Voon worked with a UK Magic Circle law firm’s Beijing and Shanghai offices. He also worked in Australia and Singapore prior to relocating to Shanghai in 2004.
Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
  • Advised Hamilton Lane on its investment in the US$17.5 billion capital-raising by Sinopec Marketing under the “PRC mixed ownership reform” program. Nominated for PRC M&A Deal of the Year by China Law & Practice and separately nominated for the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards by Asian Legal Business.
  • Advised a PRC fund on its proposed US$850 million acquisition in the gold mining sector of Russia.
  • Advised China Automotive Engineering Corporation on its bidding for the equipment supply to Volvo’s US automotive production plant.
  • Advised CITIC Pacific Mining on its corporate restructuring in Singapore and the PRC.
  • Advised a PRC state-owned enterprise on its proposed acquisition of a global metals processing group for US$250 million.
  • Advised a UK conglomerate on the proposed sale of its Hong Kong water treatment portfolio.
  • Advised Keolis on operations and maintenance of railway facilities in the PRC.
  • Advised a PRC company on its proposed magnetite exploration and development joint venture in Australia with a projected capital expenditure of AU$800 million.
  • Advised Sunridge Gold on the sale of its gold exploration assets in Eritrea by Sichuan Road & Bridge Corporation for US$80 million in cash and debt.
  • Advised a PRC company on the proposed acquisition of GST AutoLeather Inc.
  • Advised Ampco-Pittsburgh on acquiring Akers AB, with equity interests in a PRC state-owned joint venture company.
  • Advised Spyker/SAAB on securing emergency funding from two PRC strategic investors, with the proposal of introducing SAAB automotive manufacturing into the PRC in joint venture with the PRC strategic investors.
  • Advised a Swiss fund on the proposed acquisition of a global performance coating group of companies.
  • Advised a PRC fund on:
    • the sale of its gold production assets in Africa to a PRC-listed company;
    • its proposed acquisition of a tungsten producing business in South Korea; and
    • a reverse takeover of a Canadian-listed company through the injection gold exploration assets in Zimbabwe.
  • Advised a PRC company on the establishment of a shale gas extraction technology Sino-foreign joint venture in China.
  • Advised DIC Corporation on its acquisition of PRC chemicals manufacturers.
  • Advised a PRC-listed company on its proposed acquisition of the Asia Pacific businesses of General Cable.
  • Advised National Petroleum Services on its acquisition of a strategic stake in a PRC oil well drilling and parts company.
  • Advised Singapore Power on the sale of four power stations in the PRC with a combined electricity generation capacity of about 450 MW.

Health Care, Life Sciences & Food & Beverages
  • Advised Luye Pharma on its acquisition of Acino, a German and Swiss medical technology and medical device company for ~EUR245 million. This is known to be the single largest investment by a Chinese company into the European pharmaceutical sector.
  • Advised a Canadian fund on the China-aspect of its proposed acquisition of a global medical device sterilization company with manufacturing facilities in the PRC for US$700 million.
  • Advised a Chinese investment company on its proposed US$650 million acquisition in the senior health care sector in the US.
  • Advised Fresenius Kabi on several medical device manufacturing and distribution companies in the PRC.
  • Advised Covidien on establishing a research and development centre in Shanghai, including the migration of corporate functions and the acquisition of building premises.
  • Advised Qidu Pharmaceutical on its proposed acquisition of an infusion solution manufacturer in the PRC from a Japanese Fortune 500 company.
  • Advised Nestle Water on its strategic acquisition of a PRC state-owned water production company.
  • Advised a UK-listed company on the reorganization of its food businesses in the PRC with value in excess of RMB2 billion.

Real Estate & Construction
  • Advised Invesco Real Estate on its RMB2 billion foray into the PRC warehouse and logistics sector, by becoming the majority shareholder of certain of Shanghai e-Shang’s Warehousing’s PRC entities that own and operate 400,000 sqm of warehouses in the PRC.
  • Advised Shanghai Sun Kwan Real Estate on its acquisition of a group that owns 400,000 sqm of residential and commercial land in Shanghai from a Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of the Allied Group for US$500 million. The transaction constituted a “major disposal” under Hong Kong listing rules.
  • Advised Cathay Life Insurance on its proposed acquisition of a group of companies with warehouse and logistics real estate assets in the PRC.
  • Advised CEFC Corporation on its acquisition of a residential real estate portfolio in Shanghai for US$150 million, which transaction constituted a “very substantial disposal” for one of the sellers under Hong Kong listing rules.
  • Advised JPMorgan on the sale of its residential real estate portfolio in Shanghai for US$300 million to Top Spring International, a Hong Kong listed company.
  • Advised Pamfleet Real Estate Fund on its novel investment into the PRC real estate sector by acquiring interests in a hotel commercial property in Shanghai from Hong Kong listed Deson Group.
  • Advised a Taiwanese group on the proposed sale of hotel, theme park and golf course integrated real estate assets in the PRC for US$250 million.
  • Advised a PRC fund on investing into the tallest residential property development in downtown Manhattan, New York.
  • Advised Warburg Pincus on establishing Shanghai e-Shang Warehousing which in the year 2017,in operates over 4 million sqm of distribution centres in the PRC.
  • Advised a Singapore fund on the sale of a group of companies that own residential real estate portfolio in Shanghai for US$120 million.
  • Advised Johnson Controls on a PRC management buyout M&A transaction in the fire and security sector.
  • Advised Tyco International on several acquisitions and a disposal of China-based construction and design companies in the fire and security sector.
Others
  • Advised Zhong Hong on its acquisition of Abercrombie & Kent for US$400 million.
  • Advised an educational hardware provider on its proposed joint venture in the PRC with an affiliate of Tsinghua University.
  • Advised a U.S. fund on its investment into Founder International.
  • Advised Ping An Securities on the potential acquisition of a NASDAQ-listed and Hong Kong-based securities and brokerage group of companies.
  • Advised ANZ Bank on its acquisition of a strategic stake in the Tianjin Rural Commercial Bank for US$120 million. 
  •  Advised Insurance Australia Group on its proposed pre-IPO acquisition of a strategic stake in China Pacific Property Insurance.
  • Advised a PRC state-owned enterprise on U.S. money transmission licensing and business expansion strategies.