Wayne Cheng is a counsel in the Real Estate practice in Mayer Brown's Hong Kong office. He advises multifaceted aspects of real estate including real estate M&A, project conveyancing, legal compliance with first-hand sale related regulations, handling complaints and inquiry from regulatory authorities (e.g. Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority, Estate Agents Authority and Consumer Council), project leasing, strategic acquisition, development and redevelopment of land, compulsory sale applications, money lenders, rating appeals, stamp duty appeals and PropTech (e.g. app development, online registration, electronic payment of purchase price, data automation, data sharing platform, etc.).

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin


  • Represented a reputable Chinese developer to acquire a large residential site in Kowloon through the acquisition of the shares and shareholders loan in the property holding companies at a consideration of over HK$2.5 billion.
  • Represented one of the largest Chinese developer in the successful acquisition of a significant number of units (over 80% undivided shares) in several residential buildings in Hong Kong through the acquisition of the equity interest in a number of property holding companies involving a total consideration of over HK$650 million, paving the way for compulsory sale applications for redevelopment.


The University of Hong Kong, PCLL

The University of Hong Kong, LLB

The University of Hong Kong, BSocSc, Government & Laws


  • New York
  • Hong Kong