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David Yun
 

David Yun

Senior Counsel
 
ICBC Tower – 35th Floor
3 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong  
 
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With extensive experience advising on a wide variety of high-profile transactions for clients across Asia, David Yun is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Large corporations, private equity sponsors and financial institutions alike turn to David for guidance on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and related corporate finance transactions. He also has experience advising on structured and debt financings, corporate governance and various securities offerings.

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Work Highlights
  • Experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:
    • CAR in its US$175 million issue of convertible bonds to MBK Partners Special Situations Fund and its HK$8.6 billion takeover by MBK Partners Fund IV
    • Carlyle Asia in the HK$5.1 billion divestments of its substantial interests in various Hong Kong listed companies, including China Logistics Property, China Literature and MicroPort Scientific Corporation
    • Bain Capital in the HK$5.6 billion divestments of its substantial interests in various Hong Kong listed companies, including Sunac China, Greatview Aseptic Packaging, GOME Electrical Appliances and Sinomedia
    • SPG Land in the HK$4.3 billion subscription of new shares by Greenland Group for a controlling interest in SPG Land, the related capital restructuring and the related RMB1.1 billion sale of its 50% interest in the Peninsula Hotel, Residences and Arcade in Shanghai
    • TJCC Holdings in its HK$4.5 billion sale of a controlling interest in IMM, and IMM in its HK$6.7 billion takeover by Joy Global
    • PCRD, as the joint offeror with China Netcom, in their HK$15.9 billion proposed privatization of PCCW
    • Galaxy Entertainment in Permira’s HK$6.5 billion acquisition of a substantial interest in Galaxy Entertainment, its related HK$2.6 billion debt restructuring and HK$1.3 billion equity placing
Education
  • University of New South Wales, 1990 B.Com.
  • University of New South Wales, 1991 LL.B.
Admissions
  • Hong Kong 1997
  • England and Wales 1997
  • New South Wales 1992
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese

With extensive experience advising on a wide variety of high-profile transactions for clients across Asia, David Yun is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Large corporations, private equity sponsors and financial institutions alike turn to David for guidance on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures. He also has experience advising on corporate financings, regulatory and compliance matters, corporate governance, pre-IPO restructuring and investment, convertibles and structured products, corporate and debt restructurings, debt financings and employment matters. David also works on pro bono matters for charitable organizations in his community.

In addition to regularly speaking at professional education courses, David authored a chapter for two Practitioner’s Guide to the Hong Kong Takeovers Code—and served as the consulting editor for one of the guides—as well as the Hong Kong chapter for Practical Law: Shareholders’ Rights Global Guide by Thomson Reuters. David was also a member of the consulting editorial board for LexisNexis Practical Guidance in corporate law.

David received his LL.B. in 1991 and his B.Com. (Accounting) in 1990 from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and New South Wales.

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