Partner and Head of Asset Management & ESG at Dentons Hong Kong LLP

Vivien Teu


Vivien is a partner and head of Asset Management & ESG at Dentons Hong Kong. She has more than 20 years? experience with a deep and broad focus in the areas of asset management, diverse forms of investment funds across asset classes and structures, retail funds and privately placed funds, investments in public markets, private equity, real estate and alternative investments. Vivien also has extensive corporate and commercial experience in the financial institutions and financial services sectors, having advised on numerous strategic joint ventures, inbound and outbound mergers & acquisitions, and related legal and regulatory matters for cross-border financial markets access, investments and platform building. In recent years, Vivien is market-leading in having developed a unique focus in her practice on corporate and regulatory issues around environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), sustainable finance, responsible investment, impact investing and social finance.

Vivien?s broader practice experience includes advising on trusts and tax matters, international tax issues, wealth management and private client matters, pre-IPO trust structures and employee share schemes, and also advising on establishing or structuring of charities, foundations, philanthropic giving or social enterprise. Throughout her career, Vivien has been involved in many pioneering transactions and projects. She has been highly rated for technical ability and innovation, while carrying in-depth international experience along with deep China knowledge. Since 2004, Vivien has extensive and on-the-ground experience advising international investment management groups on China market entry strategies, onshore/offshore fund management entities and fund structures, and acting on many projects which were ?firsts? in inbound / outbound market access schemes in the development and evolution of China fund management industry and financial markets. Vivien has received commendations by Asialaw profiles for three consecutive years (2018 to 2020) as a leading lawyer for the practice areas of investment funds and corporate M&A, and is listed by China Business Law Journal in the 2020 A-List Elite 100 foreign lawyers for China practice. Prior to joining Dentons, Vivien was founder and managing partner of Vivien Teu & Co LLP, a Hong Kong firm with established reputation and accolades in the areas of investment funds, banking & finance, financial services, regulatory, private equity, private equity funds, private client and wealth management. Vivien previously held lead roles in China and Hong Kong funds practice at tier-one regional and global law firms Deacons and Clifford Chance, and as senior in-house legal counsel, Head of Legal Greater China at Invesco, a global investment management firm.

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