A Partner at Haldanes since 2021, Weiken handles a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions and joint ventures, share redemption, buy-back and share option schemes.
He provides well-planned and effective legal and strategic advice on how to structure transactions; and advises on company secretarial matters.
Weiken has deep sector-specific experience in the media and entertainment and fashion industries and regularly provides guidance on issues pertaining to film, television, music and talent management; and also regulatory matters concerning Internet streaming, broadcast, OTT services, personal data, and artificial intelligence.
He has represented a wide range of clients from multi-national corporations to individuals including artists, singers and songwriters.
Knowing what matters most to his clients as well as the norms in the industry, Weiken has no hesitation in fighting to get his clients the results they deserve.
Weiken regularly attends industry conferences such as MIDEM, FILMART, Music Matters and contributes to legal guides edited by distinguished legal practitioners around the world and published on major legal platforms including:
- Thomson Reuters Practical Laws Standard Clauses “Boilerplate” Agreement: Hong Kong (alongside John McLellan)
- Thomson Reuters Practical Laws Sponsorship Q&A: Hong Kong (alongside John McLellan)
- Mondaq Artificial Intelligence Comparative Guide: Hong Kong
Having completed LLB and PCLL (with distinction) at Hong Kong University, Weiken joined Haldanes as a trainee solicitor in 2009, rising to Associate at the award-winning firm after being admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2011.
Weiken’s passion for media and entertainment goes beyond just his professional interest and when not working he enjoys watching old movies and visiting art galleries.
A fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaker, Weiken is a keen historian and can be found reading some volume on history whenever he gets the chance.