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Alex Bidlake

Partner, Hong Kong

Overview

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Experience

Alex has extensive experience in advising corporates and financial institutions on a range of public and private M&A transactions, primary and secondary equity issues (including IPOs, rights issues and placings) and general corporate and regulatory work.  Examples of Alex’s major transactions include advising:

  • the banks on the reorganisation and merger of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, and the subsequent spin-off and listing of their property businesses;
  • China Gas Holdings on its successful defence of the US$2.2bn hostile takeover bid made for it by Sinopec and ENN Energy Holdings; 
  • DP World and PSA on the sale of Hong Kong port interests to Hutchison, and DP World on its Hong Kong joint venture with Goodman; and
  • the underwriters on rights issues by HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, New World Development, Yuexiu Property, Chong Hing Bank and Pacific Basin.

Alex also led the Linklaters team that published a report, in collaboration with the 30% Club Hong Kong, looking at nomination and diversity on Hong Kong boards.  Alex won the M&A rising star award at the 2015 IFLR Asia Awards.

Professional experience

2016 to date Partner, Linklaters Hong Kong
2015 - 2016  Counsel, Linklaters, Hong Kong
2009 - 2015  Managing Associate, Linklaters, Hong Kong
2008 - 2009  Associate, Linklaters, Hong Kong
2007 - 2008  Associate, Jones Day, Hong Kong
2005 - 2007  Associate, Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong
2003 - 2005  Trainee, Simmons & Simmons, London & Hong Kong

Education

2000 - 2002  Nottingham Law School, CPE, LPC   
1999 - 2000  Emmanuel College, Cambridge, M.Phil. Land Economy    
1995 - 1999  Queens’ College, Cambridge, M.A. Economics and Management
1998 - 1999  Queens’ College, Cambridge, Postgraduate Diploma Computer Science
1995 - 1998  Queens’ College, Cambridge, M.A. Economics and Management

Languages

English