Current position: Senior and managing partner and principal
Practice area/industry focus: Corporate finance, capital markets, Hong Kong law
Career highlights: Julia Charlton, LLB (first class honours), AKC (Kings College, London), was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1985 and has practised as a solicitor in Hong Kong since 1987. She is an experienced practitioner in the field of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, securities, derivatives and funds. Julia is a Mandarin speaker and vastly experienced in private equity investment in the PRC, advising European, US and Hong Kong based funds on investment in a range of sectors including automotive, IT, manufacturing, biotech, resources, cement and lottery. Julia has worked with companies in the mining and minerals sectors on a variety of deals.
Julia advises both issuers and underwriters on listings by Chinese and overseas companies on the Hong Kong, Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges. She advises regulators, financial institutions and listed companies on the Listing Rules of both the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Growth Enterprise Market.
Julia is a member of the Takeovers Panel and Takeovers Appeals Panel of the SFC, a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and a member of the Education Committee of the HKSI.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2017 in Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A