Maurice Conway

Hong Kong
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Profile Experience

Maurice Conway is a counsel in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Conway’s practice focuses on international M&A and private equity transactions, as well as general corporate matters across a diverse range of industries, with particular focus on representing private equity clients and corporates on investments in Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Conway worked at the London and Hong Kong offices of a leading UK law firm.

Mr. Conway's recent experience includes advising:

  • Vingroup Joint Stock Company on the joint venture between Vincommerce, a consumer retail unit of Vingroup which operates supermarkets, convenience stores, and farms, and Masan Consumer to create VCM Services and Trading Development Joint Stock Company, a Vietnam-based vertically integrated retail business
  • HLT Healthcare, a joint venture created by TPG Capital and Hong Leong, on the US$1 billion acquisition of Columbia Asia Healthcare, a Malaysia-based healthcare company that operates 17 hospitals and a clinic across Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam
  • HKBN on its approximately US$1.3 billion acquisition of WTT Holding Corporation, a Hong Kong-based fixed telecommunication services operator
  • Lodgis Hospitality Holdings on the US$230 million acquisition of approximately 64.99% of shares in ACDL, a Canada-based real estate company and indirect owner of The Grand Ho Tram Strip, a resort hotel with casino and golf course in Vietnam
  • Warburg Pincus on the equity investment in Online Mobile Service JSC, a Vietnam-based provider of mobile payment solutions
  • Hybridblock on the establishment of a corporate structure for a global cryptocurrency and cryptographic token trading platform and exchange
  • Vinhomes Joint Stock Company on its US$1.3 billion pre initial equity offering investment by GIC Private Limited
  • Affiliates of Warburg Pincus in its joint venture with Becamex IDC to form BW Industrial Development Joint Stock Company, a Vietnam-based developer of institutional-grade industrial and logistics properties
  • Techcombank on its US$370 million pre initial equity offering investment by Warburg Pincus
  • Vincom Retail and its shareholder Warbug Pincus on its debut international offering of shares listed on HOSE
  • Nord Anglia Education on its sale to a consortium led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Baring Private Equity Asia
  • FastMed Urgent Care on its strategic joint venture relationship with Pacific Springboard, LLC in relation to the provision of urgent medical care clinics in the PRC
  • Warburg Pincus Asia LLC and Avic Trust as lead investors in the consortium acquisition of Singapore listed ARA Asset Management Ltd. a Singapore-based real estate fund manager for SGD1.7 billion, The other consortium members are JL Investment Group, The Straits Trading Company, and Cheung Kong Property Holdings
  • The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of a 26% stake in SBI Cards, a payment solutions provider in India that is a joint venture between the State Bank of India and GE Capital
  • International Paper Company on the sale of its corrugated-packaging business in the PRC and Asia Pacific for approximately US$150 million to a fund established by Shenzhen-listed packaging company, Xiamen Hexing Packaging Printing Co., Ltd.*
  • A global consumer products manufacturer and distributor on its joint venture with a distribution company in the PRC to manage its online and offline distribution network in the PRC, structured through three separate joint venture arrangements*
  • Goldman Sachs on its acquisition of a large stake in a multi-million dollar real estate property portfolio in Shanghai, alongside various other private equity investors through a Hong Kong offshore investment vehicle*
  • Avenue Capital Group on its strategic divestment of Series B convertible preference shares in a Hong Kong offshore joint venture vehicle through a PRC onshore group restructuring and share buyback procedure of a medical research company*
  • The Vitality Group on its strategic joint venture with AIA Group Limited, a global leader in life insurance, to bring AIA Vitality, an innovative wellness-based life insurance model, to the Asia Pacific region*
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, through an investment holding company, on the establishment of a new joint venture company with New World Development Company Limited to own and manage three premium Hong Kong hotel assets, namely the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Renaissance Harbour View, and Hyatt Regency TST, with a transaction value of approximately US$2.5 billion*
  • A leading Asian investment management firm on its secondary buyout of Teknicast, Malaysia’s largest non-automotive aluminum die casting company and a leading manufacturer of complex, premium aluminum die cast components, from a portfolio company of the global private equity firm Actis, for an undisclosed sum*
  • CDH on its strategic 50/50 joint venture investment in Asia with an investment management firm for the purposes of investing in residential property assets in Asia* 
  • Société Générale on the disposal of its private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as a part of its private banking business in Dubai and a part of its trust business in Singapore, to DBS Bank for US$220 million*
  • Société Générale on the disposal of its private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as a part of its private banking business in Dubai and a part of its trust business in Singapore, to DBS Bank for US$220 million*
  • Controlling shareholders of Pacific Andes Ltd., a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, on the sale of its Poliplant Palm Oil Plantation business to Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings Ltd., a Cargill and Temasek joint venture*
  • Macquarie Capital Group on its investment in China Senior Care (Hong Kong) Limited, a senior living facilities provider based in the PRC, through a loan facility, combined with detachable warrants exercisable into equity*
  • Ascent Capital Advisors Limited, a venture capital fund active in Asia, on numerous capital raises, investments, and divestments in Asia, including a minority investment in a Singaporean animation company and a Series B capital raise*
  • UBS AG, London Branch, on its acquisition of 4.9% of a class of Hong Kong listed shares in China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited in connection with a back-to-back sale arrangement for the shares with Xinhu Zhongbao Co., Ltd. for US$1.6 billion and a related margin loan facility arrangement*
  • CCB International on its execution of a swap arrangement to facilitate the disposal of a minority stake of shares listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited to a private investor for an undisclosed sum*
  • GE Aviation on the formation of a new joint venture with Evergreen Aviation Technologies, Inc. to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services to a new generation of GE engines*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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