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David Lamb


David Lamb is a Consultant in the Hong Kong office of Conyers Dill & Pearman.

David’s practice includes all aspects of corporate law with particular experience in mergers & acquisitions (including amalgamations/mergers, schemes of arrangement, tender offers, squeeze-outs, anti-takeover measures such as shareholder rights plans). He has been involved in a number of significant M&A transactions involving Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands companies listed on many of the world’s major stock exchanges, some of which have been hostile.

David has been a speaker at several M&A conferences and is the author of numerous articles on corporate law which have been published in such journals as The Company Lawyer, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Accountancy, The Law Society’s Gazette and The Hong Kong Lawyer. He is a contributing editor to Negotiating and Structuring Acquisitions in China (Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters); Professional Conduct and Risk Management in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell) and Cayman Islands Company and Commercial Law 2nd Ed 2019 (Sweet & Maxwell).

David is one of the top 10 outstanding lawyers on the 2019 Offshore Client Choice List by Asian Legal Business.

Experience Highlights

  • PureCircle Limited (LSE) GB£185 million privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Limited (NASADQ) US$579 million privatisation by by short-form merger.
  • Li & Fung Limited (HKSE) HK$7.2 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE) US$1 billion privatization by first ever two step merger.
  • Bitmain Technologies Holding Company (hostile attempt to gain control).
  • Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ) US$825 million privatisation by short-form merger.
  • Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (HKSE) HK$1.02 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Joyce Boutique Holdings Limited (HKSE) by scheme of arrangement.
  • TPV Technology Limited (HKSE) HK$4.6 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Guoco Group Limited (HKSE) HK$12.5 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • Pou Sheng International (Holdings) Limited (HKSE) HK$6.8 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ) US$362 million privatisation by merger.
  • China Biologic Products, Inc. US$3.9 billion hostile bid.
  • Noble Group Limited US$3.5 billion restructuring.
  • iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASADQ) US$1.4 billion merger.
  • China Power New Energy Development Company Limited (HKSE) by scheme of arrangement.
  • Global Sources Ltd. (NASADQ) US$230 million amalgamation.
  • Trina Solar (NYSE) US$1.1 billion privatization by merger.
  • Nirvana Asia Ltd. (HKSE) HK$1.1 billion privatisation by scheme of arrangement.
  • Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE) US$9.3 billion take-private then cited by The Wall Street Journal as the “largest take-private deal of a US-listed Chinese company”. — Award Winning
  • eLong, Inc. (NASADQ) US$661 million merger.
  • FutureWorld Inc. (NASADQ) merger.
  • Youku Tudou (NYSE) US$3.67 billion take-private merger with Alibaba Group Holding Limited. — Award Winning
  • Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE) US$3.3 billion privatization by merger.
  • WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE) US$3.3 billion privatisation by merger. — Award Winning
  • Biosensors International Group, Ltd. (SGX-ST) US$787 million amalgamation.
  • Bona Film Group Limited (NASADQ) US$1 billion merger.
  • Magic Holdings International Limited (HKSE) HK$6.5 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • Miclyn Express Offshore Limited (ASX) US$500 million amalgamation.
  • Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company Limited (NASADQ) US$50 million merger.
  • Charm Communications Inc (NASADQ) US$183 million merger.
  • iSoftStone Holdings Limited (NYSE) US$332 million merger.
  • Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ) US$339 million privatization by merger.
  • Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE) US$3 billion privatisation by merger. — Award Winning
  • Pactera Technology International Limited (NASDAQ) US$625 million privatisation by merger. — Award Winning
  • Noah Education Holdings Limited (NYSE) US$107 million privatisation by merger.
  • 3SBio Inc. (NASADQ) US$340 million merger.
  • Pactera Technology International Limited (NASADQ) US$680 million merger.
  • Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE) US$495 million merger.
  • 7 Days Group Holdings Limited (NYSE) US$688 million merger.
  • 91 Wireless Websoft Limited US$1.9 billion merger.
  • ShangPharma Corporation (NYSE) US$173 million merger.
  • Trauson Holdings Company Limited (HKSE) US$764 million general offer.
  • Samling Global Limited (HKSE) scheme of arrangement.
  • ERA Mining Machinery Ltd (HKSE) HK$6.8 billion general offer by Caterpillar Inc..
  • Youku Inc. in its US$1.1 billion merger with Tudou Holdings Limited (NASDAQ). — Award Winning
  • Focus Media Holding Limited (NASADQ) US$3.7 billion merger.
  • China GrenTech Corporation Limited (NASADQ) US$247 million merger.
  • Luye Pharma Group Ltd. (HKSE) general offer.
  • HiSoft Technology International Limited (NASADQ)/VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE) US$875 million merger.
  • Tongjitang Chinese Medicines Company Limited (NYSE) the first US take-private transaction to use the merger provisions introduced in the Cayman Companies Law in 2009. — Award Winning
  • Little Sheep Group Limited (HKSE) HK$6.7 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • CHT (Holdings) Ltd (SGX-ST) general offer.
  • China Real Estate Information Corporation (NASADQ) US$600 million merger.
  • Chemspec International Limited (NYSE) US$292 million merger.
  • Funtalk China Holdings Limited (NASADQ) US$443 million merger.
  • Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (NASADQ) US$2.3 billion merger.
  • Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (HKSE) scheme of arrangement.
  • Shell Electric Mfg. (Holdings) Company Limited (HKSE) HK$1.236.4 million general offer.
  • China Resources Microelectronics Limited (HKSE) scheme of arrangement.
  • Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd. (SGX-ST) US$318 million general offer.
  • China Pharma Limited (SGX-ST) general offer.
  • Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products Ltd. (HKSE) general offer.
  • Hantec Investment Holdings Limited (HKSE) general offer.
  • Hantec Pacific Limited (HKSE) HK$46.7 million general offer.
  • Media Nation Inc. (HKSE) general offer.
  • Chia Hsin Cement Greater China Holding Corporation (HKSE) general offer.
  • Pacific Century Insurance Holdings Limited (HKSE) HK$3.5 billion general offer.
  • Asia Aluminum Holdings Limited (HKSE) US$454 million scheme of arrangement.
  • China Paradise Electronics Retail Limited (HKSE) US$678 million general offer.
  • Hutchison Global Communications Holdings Limited (HKSE) HK$1.2 billion scheme of arrangement.
  • Henderson Cyber Limited (HKSE) HK$320 million scheme of arrangement.
  • Elec & Eltek International Holdings Limited (HKSE) US$1.7 billion general offer.
  • Ming Wah Universal (Bermuda) Co., Ltd. (SGX-ST) general offer.
  • Dao Heng Bank Group Limited (SGX-ST) HK$42.9 billion general offer.
  • Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited (HKSE) general offer.

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2000
  • Bermuda, Barrister & Attorney, 1995
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1981
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 1981

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised as market leader in the 2020 edition (and recognised in 2017 and 2019) of IFLR1000
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and since 2012) of Chambers Asia-Pacific (offshore law - Band 1)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Offshore Client Choice List Top 10 by Asian Legal Business
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (offshore law)


  • Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Area(s) of Expertise