Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Versatile group recognised for its deft handling of a range of transactional mandates. Outbound work is a specialism, particularly US-China deals where the team works closely with its international network. Especially proficient in deals involving leveraged financing and private equity elements. Increasingly active on transactions relating to the TMT sector. Assisted Naked Group with its USD400 million sale of its co-working business, Naked Hub, to WeWork.

Notable practitioners

Charles Ching moves up the rankings following extensive feedback from clients, who value his "highly attentive and hands-on" approach and the "deal-specific and solutions-oriented advice" that he provides. He boasts considerable experience in complex M&A transactions, assisting Chinese corporates, SOEs and multinational conglomerates. One client notes: "He is very hard-working and always available when we need him."

Henry Ong is respected by market sources for his M&A capabilities, with commentators referring to him as a "very professional and responsive lawyer." He has a notable track record of handling complex cross-border joint ventures as well public and private transactions. His counsel is frequently sought by both Hong Kong-based corporates and multinational investors and financial institutions.

Timothy Gardner is highly experienced in handling sophisticated M&A deals, with particular expertise in transactions involving financial institutions as well as life sciences and TMT sector clients. His clients attest to his "knowledge and flexibility" as well as his "client service and commercial acumen."