Chairman Profile


Mr John Maguire


Nixon Peabody CWL


John Maguire is a solicitor with Nixon Peabody CWL advising on M&A and securities related matters.  Prior to that, John was Head of Corporate Finance of Yunfeng Financial Group from 2011 to 2018.  John was the co-founder and Managing Director from 2000 to 2011 of a boutique corporate finance firm. Before that, John was Executive Director at Worldsec Corporate Finance Limited (at that time, an associate of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi) responsible for Worldsec’s investment banking activities in Hong Kong and South East Asia from 1995 to 2000. From 1991 to 1995, John worked as a solicitor in Hong Kong. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 1991, John worked as a solicitor in the City of London. John graduated from Durham University in England with a degree in law.

John is Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. John is a Senior Fellow of the Institute and a past Chairman of the Institute’s Membership Committee and of its Communication Committee.

John is a Deputy Chairman of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and a Member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee.

John is a Member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

John is a Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Financial Services Advisory Committee and is a member of the Council’s Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee.  John is a Panel Member of the Resolution Compensation Tribunal established under the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance.

John is a solicitor admitted in Hong Kong and in England and Wales (non-practising) and is a Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong's Company Law Committee. John is a Freeman of the City of London.

John has extensive corporate finance experience and has assisted clients in completing a wide range of transactions including: public company takeovers, initial public offerings, corporate rescues, corporate restructurings, strategic acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, reverse takeovers, fund raisings and privatisations.


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