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Terence Foo

Terence Foo


Terence Foo

Terence Foo has over 20 years of experience in advising on cross-border M&A and joint ventures, including advising multinational clients on inbound investments in China, as well as advising Chinese enterprises on their outbound investments.

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.

He has advised clients on a broad range of sectors and has particular expertise in the consumer goods and retail, technology, healthcare, energy (including renewable energy), financial services, and transport and logistics sectors.

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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
  • Partner since 2009
  • China Co-Managing Partner 2016 - 2024

Awards and citations

  • Hall of Fame
    Legal 500 – China Private equity: foreign firms – 2024
  • Leading individuals
    Legal 500 – China Corporate and M&A: foreign firms – 2024
  • Leading Individual and Practice Head in Corporate and M&A Foreign Firms in China
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
  • Band 3: Private Equity: Buyouts and Venture Capital Investments (International Firms) – China 
    Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2024
  • Highly Regarded Individual for M&A in China
    IFLR 1000 Asia Pacific 2019 - 2023
  • Hall of Fame in Private Equity: Foreign Firms in China
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
  • Ranked in the China Top 15 M&A Lawyers list
    Asian Legal Business 2020