Charles To

Charles To

Charles serves as Senior Legal Counsel for Tencent's Technology Transactions Group where he has a lead responsibility for Tencent's International Business Group covering various regions including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa and Myanmar.  He covers a range of products including JOOX (music streaming application), VOOV (live streaming application), WeChat (social media), media, Tencent Cloud and Tencent games.

Prior to joining Tencent, Charles served as Legal Counsel for Fox Networks Group Asia, where he had a regional coverage of the Asia Pacific markets with lead responsibility for Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam, where he oversaw business deals, negotiations, contracts and all legal matters arising out of these markets.

Previously in private practice, Charles focused his practice on communication and corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, employment and intellectual property matters in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to handling corporate matters for Fortune 500 companies and technology startups, Charles advised clients in the media, life sciences, telecommunications and retail sectors on a wide range of issues including regulatory matters, data privacy, employment intellectual property and potential disputes. He also assisted his clients with their day-to-day commercial needs in contract drafting and negotiation.

He has been widely published and invited as a speaker on issues relating to intellectual property, data privacy, cyber security, employment and life science by various organizations including the Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association, and the Law Society of Hong Kong.

He currently serves as a committee member of the InnoTech Committee, committee member of the Employment Law Committee and as deputy leader of the Intellectual Property Vetting Group for the "Sing Tao Legal Mailbox" of the Law Society of Hong Kong.