Jason Webber is a partner at Slaughter and May who is based in Hong Kong. He joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2001. Mr Webber is involved in a wide range of corporate, commercial and financing work, advising companies, financial institutions and fund management groups. He regularly advises in relation to complex matters involving the Hong Kong regulatory authorities and governmental bodies. Mr Webber has also worked in the London office of Slaughter and May.
Mr Webber’s experience includes advising MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong’s mass transit railway operator, in relation to various projects, including its privatisation (being Hong Kong’s first and, to date, only privatisation of this kind), its merger with the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (being one of the largest and most complex mergers in Asia), and various significant new railway projects such as the Disney Resort Line, the West Island Line, the Shatin to Central Line, the Express Rail Line, the South Island Line, the West Island Line, the Kwun Tong Extension, and the construction and operation of the Tung Chung Cable Car on Lantau Island; advising various financial institutions on numerous regulatory matters involving the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and other Hong Kong regulators, such as advising a consortium of financial institutions in relation to the Hong Kong regulatory aspects of operating an automated trading and clearing system; advising Mercer on its agreement to acquire SCM Strategic Capital Management AG; advising one of the largest international asset management groups on the launch of retail funds in Hong Kong; advising various asset management groups in relation to acquisitions and disposals of asset management vehicles; advising the Oxford Asset Management Group on the launch of the OxAM Quant Fund, a Cayman Island-based hedge fund; and advising several international hedge fund groups on the establishment of operations in Hong Kong. Mr Webber has also sat on one of the disciplinary committees of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is qualified in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.