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Goodwin

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Hong Kong-based team that is frequently sought out by major players in the private equity sphere. Advises on pre-IPO investments, privatisations and divestments across the TMT, financial services, entertainment and biopharmaceutical sectors. Has additional expertise on matters relating to India.

Strengths

"All attorneys I work with at Goodwin are extremely responsive to time-sensitive matters, and help navigate complicated problems with a commercial mindset," reports a client.

Another interviewee appreciates the team's ability to provide "strong expertise and solid legal advice, balanced with commercial considerations."

Work highlights

Advised FountainVest on its joint acquisition with Primavera Capital of a 24.8% stake in Laobaixing Pharmacy Chain from EQT Partners.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Yash Rana and Douglas Freeman are key contacts.

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Overview

Companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions face a host of regulatory hurdles, market challenges, shareholder obligations and tax considerations among others. Goodwin has extensive experience guiding clients through both public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions of all types including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, spinoffs, divestitures and go-privates (both in the United States and around the world). Goodwin has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions involving public companies. We have a team of lawyers who focus on purchases and sales of public companies, each of which is a nuanced process that requires particular experience.  

Our lawyers bring a distinctive combination of regulatory and transactional expertise, characterized by a high degree of tax and financial sophistication, and a commercial negotiating style that is essential for success. We blend technical know-how and specific industry experience to get deals done quickly and efficiently. We draw on a firm-wide network of specialists in tax, intellectual property, real estate and executive compensation to help clients find practical, innovative solutions to their problems.

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Department

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Department location

38/F Edinburgh Tower

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Hong Kong

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