“An Eminent Practitioner in Corporate M&A (China), Elaine Lo has vast experience advising on foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate restructurings. She has much experience of working with clients from the banking, telecommunications and insurance sectors.”
Chambers Asia Pacific (2014)
Elaine Lo is a Partner of Mayer Brown JSM and Head of China Practice. She served as the Senior Partner of Mayer Brown JSM, Asia Chair of Mayer Brown and on the firm's Global Management Committee from January 2008 to May 2016. She focuses on foreign direct investment into China, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, structuring joint ventures, technology transfers and corporate restructuring. Elaine is involved in many industry sectors in China, particularly energy, water, utilities, telecommunications, banking, insurance, wholesaling, retailing, advertising, logistics and distribution. She has extensive experience in acting for government authorities, project sponsors, lenders and equity participants in project finance deals. She advises banks and financial institutions on M&A, asset and project finance.
Elaine is a China Appointed Attesting Officer (appointed by the Ministry of Justice of PRC) and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Elaine has been named as a Eminent Practitioner in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2014 and was recommended by various publications as a leading individual in PRC Law. She has also been named as Managing Partner of the Year by Asian Legal Business Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2015.
In June 2015, Elaine was re-appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) as a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials, for another term of two years to 30 June 2017. This follows her appointment, in March 2014, by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR as a member of the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council & the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System. The Independent Commission advises the government on matters relating to the systems of remuneration for Executive Council and Legislative Council members, and politically appointed officials.