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Liming Huang

Partner

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Languages

  • Mandarin
  • and English

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Liming has an unparalleled understanding of how Chinese clients conduct business and what they think. He offers clarity and insight when working on cross-border transactions and is able to provide valuable cultural context.

Whether drafting bilingual legal advice and documentation or presenting commercial and insightful solutions, Liming’s guidance enables his Australian clients to feel confident in their dealings with foreign parties.

He has acted for Chinese publicly listed energy and resource, property, construction and infrastructure companies, State-owned enterprises, as well as banks and private companies. Liming specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, equity capital market, corporate advisory, project finance, and corporate dispute resolutions.

Liming is the vice president of the Australia China Business Council Victoria. He is also a Juris Doctor student mentor at The University of Melbourne Law School.

Key deals

China Construction Bank

Advised CCB in its establishment of its Sydney branch.

China Development Bank

Advised on its AU$150 million project finance, in partnership with a Chinese law firm, on its project facility agreement.

Zijin Mining Group

Advised in its takeover of Norton Gold Fields Ltd by the scheme of arrangement in Australia for AU$233 million (100% equity value).

Zijin Mining Group

Advised in its US$298 million acquisition of 50% of Barrick Niugini Limited, a gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

Hunan Valin Group

Advised in its AU$1.27 billion equity investment in Fortescue Metals Group. This was a multi-jurisdictional transaction involving Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

Yuanlong Investment

Advised on its AU$85 million acquisition of Ardagh Australia and Ardagh New Zealand.

Chongqing Iron and Steel Corporation

Advised on its AU$250 million equity investment. Provided bilingual advice and documentation, giving the Mandarin transactional documents the same legal validity as the English version.

Ansteel investments

Advised on its investment related issues with Gindalbie Metals Limited and Karara Joint Ventures in Western Australia.

Hunan Valin Steel

Advised on its AU$25 million equity investment in Golden West Resources Limited, which included an offtake agreement.

Foxconn Technologies

Advised on investments in Australia.

Tencent Holdings

Advised on investments in Australia.

Sichuan Hebang Biotechnology

Advised Sichuan Hebang Biotechnology on its investments in Elders Ltd.