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Kelly Gregory

Kelly Gregory


Kelly Gregory

With nearly 20 years of on the ground experience in Clifford Chance's Shanghai office, Kelly Gregory specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, disposals, reorganisations and general corporate advisory matters. Her clients include both multinational and Chinese corporations. Kelly has extensive experience advising international and Chinese clients across a broad range of industries, including consumer goods & retail, energy, technology and industrials (in particular aerospace, automotive and chemicals).

  • Tencent on majority acquisitions and minority investments in the games, technology and fintech sectors in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia
  • Electricite de France (EDF) and EDF Renewables on several joint ventures and acquisitions in China, including in the wind and solar energy sectors (acting as the international legal counsel)
  • Arla, a global dairy company headquartered in Denmark, on its strategic alliances with China's leading dairy and food companies, Mengniu Dairy and China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), including its acquisition of an indirect stake of approximately 6% in Hong Kong-listed Mengniu Dairy, together with brand licensing, supply and technical assistance arrangements with Mengniu Dairy (acting as the international legal counsel)
  • Airbus on its aircraft final assembly line joint venture with a consortium of state-owned enterprises in Tianjin, China and related commercial arrangements (acting as the international legal counsel)

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Western Australia (LLB and BA) 1999
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Western Australia 2000
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2004
  • Partner since 2011

Awards and citations

  • Band 2
    Chambers Greater China Region Guide, Corporate/M&A: Mainland China-based (International Firms) – 2022
  • Kelly Gregory possesses considerable corporate expertise under her belt. She regularly assists clients with inbound transactions, including M&A and joint ventures. According to a satisfied client, "Kelly Gregory is extremely capable and friendly, and she always maintains a cool oversight of even the most complex matters."
    Chambers Greater China Region Guide – 2022
  • Hall of Fame
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms – 2022
  • "Kelly Gregory is an exceptional adviser, always helpful, pragmatic and on top of all elements. A true superstar."
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022