the multi-talented Andy Yeo ... is skilled in employment, corporate finance, foreign investment and real estate ... is intimately familiar with the local conditions, adding depth to his advice
Chambers Asia Pacific 2012
Andy Yeo is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises on issues involving foreign investment, real estate, employment, corporate finance, general corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on the PRC.
Andy acts for international clients in foreign direct investment into China in the form of joint ventures, and wholly foreign-owned enterprises, often involving equity transfers, mergers and acquisitions, or split-offs, covering industries ranging from manufacturing, real estate, and tourism, to information technology, foods and services.
He acts for international companies in China in matters involving representative offices, branches, subsidiaries (including under WTO or CEPA scheme), business operations (including retail, wholesale, distribution, and outsourcing), foreign exchange control, dissolution, compliance and financing.
He advises developers, funds and other investors on a wide range of aspects in real estate from investment structure, land and building acquisition, establishment of project company, obtaining the required permits and licences, and construction, to post-completion matters including property title application, sales and leasing and property management.
He counsels major companies operating in China on a wide range of human resource issues including special contract terms, ESOPs, termination agreements, dismissal, compensation and restrictive covenants. He also assists companies in arranging for and managing labour arbitration or litigation in China where required. Andy frequently gives presentations on employment law in China. He is a Highly Recommended Lawyer according to the PLC Cross-border Labour and Employment Benefits Handbook 2006-07 and the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2007 and 2008. PLC Cross-Border Finance Handbook named him as a Leading Labour & Employee Benefits Lawyer in China in 2009-10 and The Who's Who Legal Yearbook 2012 also nominated him as a Recommended Management Labour & Employment Lawyer in China.
Andy speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.