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Greg Knowles

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
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Greg is the head of the corporate team in Hong Kong.  Greg's expertise covers all types of corporate transactions, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and securities issues and also investment fund formation.  He has spent the majority of his career in Asia and is a regular visitor to Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and other major Asian business centres.

Professional Background

Greg joined Maples and Calder in 2001 and became a partner in 2005. He previously worked for Linklaters in London and Tokyo and was a partner at Pinsent Curtis in the UK. Greg has been commended as being highly regarded for his very high-profile M&A and privatisation work in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific and named as a leading practitioner by Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers. He has been recommended by The Legal 500 and ranked as a market leader in IFLR1000.


Downing College, University of Cambridge, BA, Law, 1985

Professional / Civic Activities

Greg is a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

1989 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2003 – Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (not practising)
2006 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

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