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Guy Facey is an English and Hong Kong solicitor with over 30 years’ experience. He trained at Lovells, a tier one global law firm in London. He has twice been an in-house counsel in listed aerospace and automotive engineering groups, and he worked at the first mainland Chinese law firm in London.
As the founding partner of Facey & Associates in Hong Kong, Guy advises international investment companies and entrepreneurs on corporate deals (venture capital, fintech, blockchain, mergers & acquisitions, aircraft acquisition and leasing deals, joint ventures).
Many of Guy’s matters involve investments in Asia, and particularly mainland China. Guy has also acted for Hong Kong, mainland Chinese and Taiwanese companies on their investments in the UK and Europe.
Languages: mother tongue English, fluent French and Italian and reasonably good Mandarin Chinese.
Robin Weir is an English solicitor and foreign legal consultant in the firm. He trained and qualified at Linklaters, a ‘magic circle’ law firm, in London. Before joining Facey & Associates he was a senior associate in the Shanghai office of US law firm Dorsey & Whitney, where he worked for over five years.
Robin advises international companies on doing business in mainland China, including acquisitions joint ventures and wholly foreign-owned enterprises and transformation and turnaround of failing businesses. He also acts for Hong Kong and Chinese companies doing business in the UK and USA.
Robin has also worked as a publisher and journalist. He was the founding editor of China Business Law Journal, a bilingual legal magazine established in 2009. He also worked in Beijing as senior China consultant with Hong Kong investment bank Crosby Corporate Advisory. He is the author of numerous articles on business and law in China, and related topics.
Robin has lived and worked in mainland China for more than 13 years and in Hong Kong for more than 6 years.
Richard Grasby is an English solicitor and a manager in the firm. Before joining Facey & Associates Richard has worked for some of the leading law firms including Maples, Ogier, SJ Berwin and Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.
He is a multi-jurisdictional fiduciary expert primarily focussed on offshore structures. Primary areas of expertise: international trusts law; private trust companies; succession planning; family office; family /corporate governance; family constitutions; private label funds; unit trusts; pre-IPO planning; employee benefit trusts; wills and probate; FATCA and CRS; economic substance; due diligence; international finance centres; TCSP industry; IFCs; regulatory advice.
Richard has lived and worked in Jersey, the UK, the Cayman Islands and in Hong Kong since 2009.
Tom Hope was head of IP at the international law firm, Linklaters. He assists companies on a wide range of Brand matters in Hong Kong and globally. Tom was admitted and practised as a solicitor in England and Hong Kong. He is one of our senior managers. Click for Tom's profile on Appella