John Koh


Bachelor of Laws, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 1992

Admissions and qualifications
Solicitor, Hong Kong, 1996
Solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Affiliations and memberships
Certified Information Privacy Professional –
Asia & Europe(CIPP/A & CIPP/E)

Notable representations

John is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience across the Asia Pacific region.

With extensive experience in M&A and joint ventures, John regularly counsels clients in early-stage investments and exits, private acquisitions and disposals in the Asia Pacific region. John has also advised clients in respect of foreign direct investments into mainland China.

John is well-versed in digital business matters, having extensive experience in advising clients on technology-related matters including data privacy compliance, payment technology solutions, stored value scheme regulation and cryptocurrency regulation.

John regularly assists clients on commercial contracts, including manufacturing, distribution, marketing and franchising agreements, as well as on non-contentious employment matters, including hiring and termination of senior executives, staff redundancy exercises, employment benefits and employee share schemes.

Through his experience, John has a broad appreciation of the needs of clients from a wide number of sectors, including the following:

  • Digital business
  • Technology, media & communications
  • Retail & distribution
  • Payments

Prior to joining our firm, John was a partner of Bird & Bird (Hong Kong), the managing partner of Osborne Clarke (Hong Kong), and most recently, a partner of FitzGerald Lawyers.