Jocelyn Zeng

Jocelyn is a Consultant of HWL Ebsworth and has extensive commercial and property law experience. Jocelyn advises an established client base on commercial and property law, with expertise in Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) applications, high profile mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, property investment and development, business and corporate structure and restructure, foreign investment and international business advisory (in particular, China).

Jocelyn is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese with a deep understanding of Chinese and Asian culture in business transactions especially with respect to Asian investment in Australia. Jocelyn is also a registered migration agent and specialised in significant business investment visas.

Experience

Jocelyn’s recent experience includes:

  • Consortium group in regards to assisting its FIRB application for its acquisition of interest in securities in an Australian public company by way of Scheme of Arrangement and Put and Call Option deeds with a deal size of approximately $265 million;
  • HK listed companies in regards to assisting their FIRB application for their acquisition of interest in securities in an ASX listed company by way of Subscription Agreement and Strategic Alliance Agreement, for a total investment up to $1 billion;
  • Chinese investor in regards to assisting its FIRB application for the acquisition of interest in agriculture land for a total investment of approximately $60 million;
  • Mortgage fund in regards to assisting with FIRB exemption certificate application in relation to restructure and capital raising;
  • Property developers in regards to assisting with FIRB exemption certificate applications;
  • Automotive industry investor in regards to assisting with FIRB exemption certificate application in relation to business acquisitions;
  • Investor group in relation to a property development project of 530 apartments on Melbourne’s city fringe with the construction costs of $250 million including the project structures (including tax), land partnership agreement, development partnership agreement, development agreement and project management agreement;
  • Chinese property developer with a managed fund with the target capital raising amount of AUD$60 million to fund a AUD$600 million project;
  • Significant Investor Visa (SIV) in regards to advising on and assisting with the setting up of a SIV (Significant Investor Visa) Fund under the Complying Investment Framework with three components including commercial property projects, Venture Capital and Growth Private Equity Funds and Emerging Companies; and
  • A Chinese client on the potential acquisition of one of Australia’s prestigious golf courses and associated businesses and developed land in receivership sale.

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