Christopher Kelly

Partner, Hong Kong SAR



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
Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of Hong Kong
England and Wales
University of Queensland
Accounting and Business Finance
University of Queensland


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.