Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2021

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Firm Executive Partner: Barry Wolf
Managing Partner, Hong Kong: Tim Gardner
Managing Partner, China: Charles Ching
Hong Kong Partners: Tim Gardner, Henry Ong, Chris Welty
Number of partners worldwide: Approximately 300
Number of other lawyers worldwide: Approximately 1,100
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Shanghainese, Taiwanes

Firm Overview:
Weil is one of the leaders in the marketplace for sophisticated, global legal services. With 15 offices and 1,100 lawyers across Asia, Europe and the US, the firm advises many of the world’s most suc¬cessful organisations on complex, multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions as well as litigation and restructuring matters.

Weil has one of the deepest benches of deal-making experience in Asia, led by top-ranked M&A and private equity lawyers and backed by an international finance practice. The firm’s lawyers are qualified in the US, HK, the PRC, New South Wales and the UK.

Main Areas of Practice:
Weil’s Asia practice focuses on corporate transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, leveraged and acquisi¬tion finance. It advises leading multinationals, private equity firms, hedge funds and financial institutions on transactions across the entire Asia-Pacific region. With its ‘one-firm’ approach, Weil’s Asia-based lawyers also work closely with lawyers from its other offices to offer expertise on international tax, intellectual property, securities laws, restructuring and EU and US competition and regulatory matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
As part of a global M&A practice that is consist¬ently ranked among the top tier both internation¬ally and in each key market, Weil’s M&A Group in Asia has comprehensive experience in complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions matters. The firm advises multinational corporate clients, SOEs and regional corporate clients on their inbound and out-bound transactional matters, including HK, PRC and US public and private acquisitions and dispositions, takeovers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, tender offers and public-to-private transactions.

Private Equity:
Weil is a pioneer in private equity with experienced teams in the US, Europe and Asia representing first-tier private equity sponsors and investors on the full range of private equity matters.

The firm’s private equity lawyers in Asia have ex¬tensive experience advising the leading global and Asia regional players in the international private equity arena on all types of private equity transac¬tions, including buyouts, growth capital investments, PIPEs, public-to-private transactions, recapitalisations, financings and divestitures.

Finance:
Weil’s leading finance practices include premier global leveraged and acquisition lawyers and highly ranked capital markets and structured finance teams in Asia, Europe and the US.

The firm’s finance team in Asia frequently rep¬resent sponsors, corporate clients and financial institutions on all aspects of complex cross-border debt financing matters, including leveraged and acquisition financing, syndicated loans, recapi¬talisations, restructurings and special situations lending.

Corporate Governance:
Weil’s attorneys in Asia have extensive experience advising many of the world’s largest organisations on crisis management, governance structures and processes, compliance issues, FCPA and corrup¬tion investigations, difficult disclosure issues and internal investigations.

Asia-Pacific

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Asia-Pacific Region

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Band 3
China

Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Band 4
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
Band 3
Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Band 2

Ranked Lawyers

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China

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


Charles Ching
Band 3

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


Chris Welty
Up and Coming
Henry Ong
Band 5
Timothy Gardner
Band 3

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)


Charles Ching
Band 3
Timothy Gardner
Band 1

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Timothy GardnerPrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Band 3
Charles ChingCorporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms)
Timothy GardnerCorporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Charles ChingPrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Up and Coming
Chris WeltyCorporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

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China

Hong Kong
Shanghai

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Head Office

767 Fifth Avenue

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New York

USA

NY 10153-0119

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