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Kirkland & Ellis

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Significant expertise in private M&A, particularly in the Hong Kong office where an esteemed bench represents clients on global investments. Often mandated by leading international private equity houses to advise on their inbound Chinese investments. Also provides a well-established public M&A practice acting for corporates, sponsors and banks on take-privates. Large volume of domestic clientele from a wide variety of industries including life sciences, technology and financial services. Frequently complimented on its bench strength and ability to work with its US offices in multi-jurisdictional deals.

Strengths

The group wins endorsements from several market sources, and is described as a "solid practice" and a "very strong offering."

"They have built an amazing team" of "great lawyers," note additional interviewees.

Work highlights

Assisted TPV Technology with its privatisation by CEIEC by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Notable practitioners

A source singles out Daniel Dusek as a "key player" who has "been notable in the market for a long time." He frequently assists corporations and private equity investors with cross-border take-private transactions and joint ventures.

David Zhang handles a wide range of corporate transactions and offers extensive expertise in cross-border take-privates. He typically supports clients headquartered across a range of Asian jurisdictions with their international transactions.

According to one interviewee, Nicholas Norris is "unquestionably one of the best M&A lawyers in Hong Kong." He brings to bear over two decades of experience advising on public and private M&A and private equity transactions. "I would be confident referring work to him," reports a peer, while a client opines: "Nick would definitely be someone we would think to use in the future."

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Overview

Kirkland's corporate practice, with more than 900 attorneys worldwide, is an adviser to public and private companies and firms on all types of M&A transactions, including negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions; domestic and cross-border public company mergers; going private transactions; spin off transactions; acquisitions of majority and minority interests; tender and exchange offers, and joint ventures. We are also preeminent in the areas of private equity transactions and fund formation.

Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

Kirkland & Ellis

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26th Floor, Gloucester Tower

The Landmark

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)


Daniel Dusek
Band 2
David Zhang
Band 4
Nicholas Norris
Band 1