Managing Partner of Beijing Office

Ian K. Lewis

Hospitality & Leisure, Corporate & Securities


Clients seek out Ian Lewis for representation in commercial, real estate, hospitality, entertainment, and attraction development matters. Clients benefit from Ian’s more-than 34 years of experience in several Asian jurisdictions, including China, Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong, for large cross-border transactions, including infrastructure projects, joint ventures and other investment arrangements using various structures, many of which involve complex regulatory issues. 



  • Merlin Entertainments in connection with certain attractions located within the PRC.
  • Tetra Tech Inc. in connection with certain joint venture arrangements concluded within the PRC.
  • Research in Motion in connection with data centres and related commercial agreement made with service providers in the PRC.
  • 3C Media Creative International in connection with overseas activities related to television format arrangements.
  • The government of Vietnam on Phu My 2.2 Power Project, a project which was noted as Project Finance Deal of the Year in the 2002 Finance Asia Awards. 


  • Recommended - Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms, China – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Leading Lawyer - Mergers and Acquisitions, China – IFLR1000
  • An "excellent lawyer" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • "One of the best legal advisors I have ever had" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Highly Recommended Project Finance Lawyer, Highly Recommended Projects Lawyer – PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook
  • Leading Projects Lawyer – Legal 500 Asia Pacific


  • Law Society Final Examinations obtained from the Law Society's College of Law Guildford
  • Aberystwyth, University College Wales, LLB


  • Hong Kong


  • Englisch


  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Working Group, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Associate Member, Independent Power Producers Forum
  • Past Chairman, IPBA Energy and Natural Resources Committee