Vivien Teu is the founding and managing partner of Vivien Teu & Co LLP. She has extensive and in-depth experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in the financial services sector, funds and wealth management. Vivien carries diverse legal practice with top tier and magic circle firms in the areas of tax, trusts, banking and financial services, investment funds, securities regulatory and financial institutions set-up as well as mergers & acquisitions. Along with a significant in-house counsel experience at a global investment firm, Vivien brings unique insights and practical commercial approaches in her practice, and with extensive China knowledge.
Vivien’s experience in the areas of asset management covers diverse forms of investment funds include Hong Kong SFC authorisation of retail funds (including UCITS funds and domestic HK fund series), Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds, China-theme investment funds including QFII and RQFII China A Share Funds, RMB Fixed Income Funds, Stock Connect, accessing China-Interbank Bond Market, and advising in relation to ETFs and REITs. Vivien also regularly advises on China QDII matters, structured finance and securitization, SFC licensing and regulatory matters, Hong Kong securities regulatory and compliance advice; and assisting clients of diverse background with establishing private investment funds including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, institutional segregated account mandates and other investment arrangements; advising on fund distribution matters, custody structure, investment and trading matters. Vivien’s experience also includes joint ventures or mergers & acquisitions of financial institutions or asset management firms, advising on shareholders agreements, corporate governance, general corporate and commercial advice, private and corporate trusts, tax issues and tax structuring.