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Terence Foo

Terence Foo

Co-Managing Partner, China

Co-Managing Partner, China
Terence Foo

Terence Foo has been advising on cross-border M&A and joint ventures since 1999, including advising multinational clients on inbound investments in China, as well as advising Chinese clients on their outbound investments. He has advised clients on a broad range of sectors and has particular expertise in the financial services, TMT, energy, and consumer goods and retail sectors.

Apart from Terence's cross border M&A experience, he also heads the China private equity practice and has extensive experience in advising private equity and sovereign wealth funds on investments in China, including buyouts, public to privates, PIPEs, growth capital/venture capital, pre IPO and cornerstone investments in China.

Before moving to the Beijing office, he previously worked in London, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Bristol (LLB) 1997
  • Joined Clifford Chance, London 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Singapore 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2001
  • Relocated to Singapore 2001
  • Relocated to Shanghai 2003
  • Relocated to Hong Kong 2006
  • Relocated to Beijing 2008
  • Partner since 2009

Awards and citations

  • Named a Highly Regarded Individual for Corporate/M&A in China by IFLR 1000 Asia Pacific 2018
  • Named a Leading Individual for Private Equity in China by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2018 and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • Voted as "China International Dealmaker of the Year" by Asian Legal Business 2014; and as "Client Choice Top 75 Lawyers" in Asia by Asia Legal Business 2013
  • Clients describe Terence as a "very skilled" lawyer, and note that he is "pragmatic, good with the law and very good at sensing the dynamics of a deal."