Carmen joined the Hong Kong office in 2011 from Herbert Smith where she was trained and worked as associate in the corporate department. Carmen has experience in advising on corporate finance transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, compliance and general corporate and commercial matters.
Carmen received her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce in 2007 from The University of New South Wales. She completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 2008 at The University of Hong Kong and the Practical Legal Training at the College of Law in 2009.
Key transactions include advising:
Chinese state owned JinJiang Hotels group on its US$1.53 billion acquisition of an 81% stake in Cayman Islands registered hotel group, Keystone Lodging Holdings, from Carlyle, Sequoia Capital and Actis;
Mogu Holdings Limited, the Cayman registered holding entity of a China-based online shopping platform and social network, on several rounds of equity financing. Mogu raised US$200 million in its latest round of Series D financing, led by private equity firms Hopu Investment Management and Trustbridge Partners. Existing investors venture capital firms Qiming Venture Partners and IDG Capital Partners also participated in the round, which valued Mogu at around US$1 billion.
Foxteq Holdings as Cayman Islands counsel in connection with the listing of GoPro on NASDAQ. The IPO raised US$427 million valuing the company at US$2.96 billion;
The Foxconn group as BVI and Cayman Islands counsel on various matters including the spin-off and IPO of various subsidiaries and several convertible bond and GDR issues;
China Logistics Property (formerly Shanghai Yupei Group) on its HK IPO raising HK$3.3 billion and also in connection with its relevant offer of note instruments;
Acted as Cayman Islands counsel on various IPOs on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and Taipei Exchange and convertible bond issues.
Carmen is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Carmen is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.
2009 - New South Wales, Australia (not practising)
2010 - Hong Kong (not practising)
2012 - New Zealand