Tan, Paul C.Y.

Paul C.Y. Tan

Baker & McKenzie


Paul Tan is endorsed as a "Highly Recommended Lawyer" by PLC Which lawyer? and is similarly recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific. He has been chairman and member of a number of government appointed Appeal Boards and Advisory Committees. Mr. Tan is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England & Wales and New South Wales. He is also a fellow of CPA Australia and a qualified accountant.

Practice Focus

Mr. Tan's practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, insurance regulatory matters, employment law, and pension funds.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a technology company on a joint venture to manufacture hard disk drive and actuated carriage assembly for a major global computer manufacturer. Advising and negotiating on all aspects of the deal including intellectual property licensing and corporate documentation. This is a strategic joint venture for our client to obtain access to key technology in an important market.
  • Advised the Hong Kong government in preparing for a contingency plan, including potential human resources and insurance issues relating to a seizure of assets of a government franchised operation.
  • Advised on specific human resources and pension-related issues in merger and acquisition transactions in Hong Kong, the PRC and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Advised foreign multinationals on legal issues concerning employees’ stock options and purchase plans to be implemented in Hong Kong.
  • Advised on employment and mandatory provident fund issues in relation to the merger of the Hong Kong operations of three major Japanese banks into a single business in Hong Kong.
  • Advised a European-based bank on the downsizing of its operations in 13 jurisdictions in Asia.


  • Hong Kong (1986)
  • England & Wales (non-practicing)~United Kingdom (1985)
  • New South Wales~Australia (1982)


  • University of Sydney (1985)
  • University of Sydney (1982)
  • University of Sydney (1980)


  • Chinese
  • English

Previous Offices

  • Sydney