Edwin Luk focuses on counseling Chinese companies on corporate matters including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets and private financing matters. He advises on securities regulation, ongoing regulatory compliance, debt and corporate restructuring, and other general corporate and business matters.
In addition to technology companies, Edwin works with companies across numerous other industries and sectors, including education, healthcare, retail, food and beverage, media and telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, renewable energy, mining, and natural resources.
In the capital markets area, Edwin advises issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings on both the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK). He also advises Hong Kong-listed companies and investment banks on a wide range of transactions including, takeovers, voluntary and mandatory general offers, rights issues, secondary placings, and convertible bonds.
Edwin also advises on China-based private company mergers and acquisitions, as well as other transactions involving portfolio companies of private equity funds in China and takeovers of public companies listed on the SEHK. He regularly advises leading private equity and venture capital funds on their investments and exits from companies in China.
Edwin has been consistently praised by prestigious legal publications including Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global. He “ticks all the boxes, with a perfect mix of practical advice and legal insight, and is able to see the big picture with critical business sense.” Clients also note that Edwin “has a thorough understanding of the capital markets and can frequently come up with commercially oriented advice.”
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Edwin was a partner in the Hong Kong office of another international law firm, where he was the global leader of the its capital markets group and a member of its executive committee.
University of Melbourne, Australia, 1995, LL.B.
University of Melbourne, Australia, 1994, B.Comm.
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms), Chambers Greater China Region (2023)
Ranked, Capital Markets (International Firms), Chambers Greater China Region (2022)
Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions: International Firms, China (Highly Recommended), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
The A-List, China Business Law Journal (2019)
Recommended, Finance: Capital markets: debt offerings, The Legal 500 US (2021, 2022)
Recommended, Finance: Capital markets: equity offerings, The Legal 500 US (2021, 2022)
Recommended, Private Equity, Hong Kong, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2019)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020, 2021)
Recommended, Capital Markets: Equity; Corporate (including M&A), Hong Kong, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018–2021)