Mr. Edward Tai is the principal of our firm. Born and educated in Hong Kong, he is a solicitor admitted in Australia (NSW & SA), Hong Kong and England & Wales. He started off his legal career by practicing as a commercial litigator in Hong Kong, handling primarily cross-border commercial disputes involving companies investing in Mainland China, disputes over landed properties and legal proceedings relating to corporate insolvency and restructuring.
After that, he went in-house and worked with such prominent listed Chinese and Hong Kong corporations as China Everbright Holding Ltd., Phoenix Satellite TV, Hong Kong TV etc. in different roles of counsel, head of legal and/or company secretary etc. In the last 10 years, he has been mainly focused in the law and commercial practice relating to cross-border M&A, corporate finance and listing compliance, while helping Chinese enterprises acquire strategic assets overseas. Recently, he also served as the legal and executive director of an ASX listed gold mining company based in Perth.
Edward holds a Bachelor of Law (Hon.) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Law from the University of Hong Kong, a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Law (Corporate & Commercial Law) from the University of New South Wales.
Edward is fully bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and is capable of providing legal advice and drafting legal documents in both languages.
Edward is currently a consultant to Yan Lawyers, a Hong Kong law firm.