Joseph HE Jun is the Head of the China Practice and a Partner in both the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and the Capital Markets Practices.

His main practice areas are corporate finance, equity capital markets, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions and property development in the People's Republic of China ("PRC").

Joseph presents and participates in panel discussions at regional and local conferences on PRC-related topics. Joseph is a member of Business China and the Advisory Board of Singapore Management University (SMU)'s Law School. He is also a member of The Law Society of Singapore's Inquiry Panel and sits on the Advisory Committee for the China-Ready Programme for Singapore’s Legal Industry organised by the Ministry of Law Singapore.

Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yunnan University (PRC) and obtained Master of Laws from both China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (U.S.). He was also a Visiting Scholar at the School of Law, Columbia University (U.S.) from 1990 to 1991. Joseph is admitted to the Bar of the People's Republic of China.

Significant transactions in which Joseph has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:

  • Raffles Education Corporation Limited for the proposed disposal of the group’s entire stake in Langfang Development Zone Oriental University City Sino-Singapore Education Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Surbana International Consultants Holdings Pte. Ltd., an international urbanisation consultant, in its acquisition of Sinosun Architects & Engineering Co. Ltd., a PRC-based multi-disciplinary local design institute.
  • Hebei Oriental Zhuyun Property Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Raffles Education Corporation Limited, in the divestment of four land parcels in the Langfang Development Zone, Hebei Province, PRC, to Langfang Fenghe International Golf Club Co., Ltd. for a total consideration of RMB1.047 billion.
  • Singapore-Sichuan Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd. in its development of Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park located in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone's south park within the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone in the PRC with a total estimated investment of RMB20 billion.
  • Keppel Telecommunications & Transport Ltd. in a joint venture agreement with the Jilin City government to jointly develop and operate the Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone International Logistics Park to serve the Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone.
  • Optima Investment & Development Pte. Ltd. to develop a residential project in the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City located in Guangzhou, PRC (a landmark project with support from the Guangdong and Singapore governments).

Related Practices

  • Capital Markets
  • China
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Joseph is recommended as a foreign expert based abroad in Singapore with expertise in the PRC by Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2012, with clients giving feedback that "he is excellent in Singapore and China".

He has been listed as a leading lawyer in Singapore by Expert Guides – Guide to the World's Leading Practitioners: China, in the area of corporate/M&A. He was also recommended by Chambers Asia Pacific – Asia Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession for real estate work in the PRC.

Joseph is recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Singapore in the areas of corporate law and capital markets, and in the PRC by China Law & Practice's Annual Review 2015 in the areas of capital markets and corporate/M&A. Joseph is also recommended as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer in the PRC by Asialaw Leading Lawyers – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers and Asialaw Profiles – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms since 2014. A client praised him for being "very responsive and efficient, he answers directly to the point and provides specific and full responses to the issues raised".