Dieter Yih

Dieter Yih, JP

Contact Information

Direct Dial: (852) 3582 3210
Mobile: (852) 9018 1010
WeChat ID: DieterYih

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Putonghua


  • Bachelor of Laws, King’s College London
  • London College of Law


  • Hong Kong SAR
  • England & Wales
  • Australia (ACT and NSW)
  • Singapore


Dieter Yih co-founded the original independent Hong Kong corporate securities and capital markets practice called Kwok & Yih in 1994. That firm merged with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in 2004 and he continued as a corporate partner there until 2010 when he left to head up the Hong Kong law practice for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Dieter is regularly cited as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and other major legal publications. His practice covers capital markets, corporate finance, securities, public and private M&A in Hong Kong, mainland China and across the Asian region. He is also active in advising on regulatory compliance matters.

Dieter also has a strong record of leadership and experience in public and community services. He is currently a Justice of the Peace appointed by the Hong Kong Government and is a committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (Guangdong Province Committee). He is also the Past President of the Law Society of Hong Kong (President 2012 – 2013). He is an arbitrator of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission / Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.

Dieter serves regularly on Government boards and committees; he is currently a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Convenor of the Investigation Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Education University of Hong Kong, a member of the Standing Committee of on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service, and a member of the Banking Review Tribunal. He has also served on the boards of directors of a number of Hong Kong listed companies. Dieter is also the chairman of the King’s College London Hong Kong Foundation, and is a Fellow of King’s College.

Dieter also contributes regularly to legal periodicals and gives seminars on a wide range of legal topics. He is a Visiting Professor with the Faculty of International Law of the China University of Political Science and Law.

Recent Transactions

  • Advised RHB Capital Hong Kong as the sponsor, and RHB Securities Hong Kong, Opus Capital and Ping An Securities as joint book-runners, in connection with the listing of TEM Holdings on the Growth Enterprise Market of Hong Kong.
  • Advised Haichang Holdings Limited of Dalian on its HKEx IPO. Haichang is the leading theme parks developer and operator with ancillary commercial properties in various cities in China. The sponsors of the IPO were BAML and BNP.
  • Advised Mongolia Mining Corporation on its HKEx IPO. MMC is a Mongolian mining company engaged in mining of coking coal of the UHG deposit located within the Tavan Tolgoi coal formation in South Gobi. The sponsors and joint global coordinators of the IPO were Citi and JP Morgan.
  • Advised CITIC Securities as sponsor and CITIC Securities and First Shanghai as joint lead managers in the listing of PAX Global Technology on its HKEx IPO. PAX Global is an electronic fund transfer point-of-sale terminal solutions provider.
  • Advised the controlling shareholder of Ausnutria Dairy in the sale of 25% of the company to a Taiwan listed company.
  • Advised the controlling shareholder of TC Orient Lighting Holdings (listed on HKEx) in the sale of a controlling stake in the company.
  • Advised Baring Asia Private Equity on the takeover and take-private bid of Magic International Holdings Limited (listed on HKEx) from L’Oreal SA.
  • Advised Mongolia Mining Corporation (listed on HKEx) on acquisition of QGX Coal Limited from Kerry Mining (Mongolia) in an open auction bid. Also advised on the issue of Convertible Bonds as part consideration and advised on related HKEx compliance.
  • Advised the purchaser in the general offer takeover bid for Decca Holdings Limited (listed on HKEx). The transaction involved a restructuring and distribution of retained business by Decca Holdings to its shareholders and another cash offer for these assets by its then controlling shareholders.