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Provided by Yi Gao

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Yi Gao is Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on capital markets transactions. His varied practice includes advising clients on SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and listings in New York and Hong Kong for China-based companies from various industries. He also advises these companies in their pre-IPO and post-IPO financings and investments as well as various general corporate and regulatory matters.

Career

- Joined New York office since 2006, Hong Kong office since 2008

- Named as Rising Star Partner by IFLR 2020

Personal

- University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2005), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif

- University of International Business and Economics (LL.B., 1999; LL.M., 2002)

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Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) - China
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Up and Coming

Gao Yi is a fast-rising ECM partner whose practice focuses on tech and TMT NYSE and Nasdaq IPOs. A client enthuses: "He knows US IPO market really well and is particularly knowledgeable about SFC law. He actually reads the rules and thinks about the interpretations, and I think that's rare at partnership level."

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