Christopher Kelly | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Christopher Kelly

Partner, Hong Kong


Christopher Kelly leads the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Asia, based in Hong Kong.

His experience includes advising on corporate transactions, including on private equity, and public and private M&A transactions (including hybrid equity and other structured investments).

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of Hong Kong


  • LLB, University of Queensland
  • BCom, Accounting and Business Finance, University of Queensland


  • English


Baring P.E. on the acquisition of Vistra (global company formation and trustee business).*

Baring P.E. on its acquisition of a 39.54% equity stake in Cath Kidston Group (together with a 44.6% stake in the UK fashion group's preferred finance securities).*

The Carlyle Group on its IPO and subsequent exit from Yashili International Dairy (by way of a general offer by Mengniu Dairy).*

The Carlyle Group on its US$137 million strategic investment in HK-listed Haier Electronics (through new equity, CBs and warrants) and subsequent sell-down by way of a block trade of the CBs.*

Noble Group on the recently announced US$500m rights issue and the US$2.5 billion sale of its agricultural division to COFCO.*

Rio Tinto on its defence of BHP Billiton's US$147.5 billion hostile takeover bid (including the strategic US$19.5 billion strategic stake by Chinalco).*

AIG on the disposals of its consumer finance businesses in Asia.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.