Jones Day (Hong Kong)

Donald Hess

Jones Day (Hong Kong)
Lawyer (Partner)

Don Hess focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and telecommunications. He has a wealth of experience in corporate strategic and operational decision-making in various industries. Based in Hong Kong since 1994, Don has practiced as a lawyer in Australia, the United States, and Hong Kong; and he has more than 20 years experience advising clients doing business and investing in Asia. Don has acted for global clients such as All Nippon Airways, Amcor, DuPont, Kraft Foods, Macquarie Bank Group, Schneider Electric, Sinopec, and Thomson Corporation. His experience includes several years as director of legal affairs and company secretary of Hong Kong’s leading telecommunications company, publicly listed Cable & Wireless HKT Ltd (formerly called Hong Kong Telecommunications Ltd. or Hongkong Telecom) and, following its acquisition of Hongkong Telecom in August 2000, as general counsel and company secretary of PCCW Limited. Don is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, and he is a member of the bars of Victoria (Australia), New York, and California. He has served as vice chair of the Partnerships Committee and chair of the Limited Liability Company Sub-Committee of the California State Bar and was the principal drafter of the California Limited Liability Company Act, which was enacted in 1994.

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Nick Taylor, Peter J. Wang, Emily S.Y. Lam, Donald Hess, Sébastien Evrard The Hong Kong Parliament passes a comprehensive competition law which includes the classic prohibitions of anti-competitive agreements, abuses of market power, and a merger control regime


After years of discussions, the Hong Kong Legislative Council finally passed a comprehensive competition law (the "HK Competition Law"). The HK Competition Law includes the classic prohibitions of anticompetitive agreements and abuses of market power, as well as a merger control regime (with (...)

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