Heida heads our Asia Business team. She has significant experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law and specialises in advising clients on cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
Heida assists overseas clients to buy, establish and sell businesses and assets, form joint ventures with domestic businesses and operations, and raise capital. She assists with all stages of these transactions from due diligence, through to documentation and advising on regulatory processes, including helping clients work with the Overseas Investment Office to obtain consents to acquire and develop significant business assets and sensitive land in New Zealand.
Leading a team that has 12 Asian (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Korean) speaking lawyers, this enables her and the team to effectively assist clients with bridging legal and cultural differences when doing business in New Zealand and Asia。 The team can also assist clients to prepare bi-lingual documentation for their transactions if necessary.
The team is currently advising a number of Asian clients investing in New Zealand which are central and provincial SOEs, fortune global 500 companies and private conglomerates. Heida has been elected the president of the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association in March 2019. Prior to joining Kensington Swan, she was a partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (now Clyde & Co), having worked in London, Hong Kong and China.
目前这只团队在协助几位亚洲客户在新西兰开展投资业务，这些客户之间有国营企业，地方性公司，世界500强企业和私营集团。2019年3月Heida被选为香港新西兰商会的主席。加入Kensington Swan之前她在Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (现在被成为Clyde & Co) 担当合伙人，她在香港，伦敦和中国从事过法律工作。
1993 (Hong Kong)
1995 (England & Wales)
2015 (New Zealand)
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