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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

43RD FLOOR, GLOUCESTER TOWER, THE LANDMARK, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 2218 9100
Fax:
Fax +852 2218 9200
Web:
www.orrick.com

Mark Lehmkuhler

Tel:
Work +852 2218 9186
Email:
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Work Department

M&A and Private Equity

Position

Partner

Career

Mark Lehmkuhler, a partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Group.

Mark has practiced in Asia for nearly 20 years, focusing on M&A and private equity transactions, including private equity portfolio investments and exits, leveraged buyouts, tender offers, privatizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as private equity fund formation.

Mark is deeply experienced in the technology, energy and infrastructure sectors, having advised a number of leading multinational corporations, international financial institutions, private equity firms and other institutional investors on some of the largest, most complex and groundbreaking cross-border transactions in Greater China, Japan and Southeast Asia over the past two decades.

He also has significant experience in high-yield and hybrid debt financings and restructurings, as well as initial public offerings, private placements and other capital markets transactions.

Mark has been consistently recognized as a leading individual in the M&A and Private Equity field by prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia and IFLR1000.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mark was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Hong Kong.

Languages

English

Member

Admitted in Hong Kong and New York

Education

J.D., University of Virginia, 1995, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of Virginia, 1986, Echols Scholar, Rodman Scholar


China: Corporate and M&A

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Hong Kong office recruited M&A and private equity specialist Scott Peterman and M&A partner Mark Lehmkuhler from Jones Day and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, respectively; meanwhile, Ning Zhang left for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Beijing office. The practice is well regarded for advising Chinese state-owned and private entities on their outbound investments, and is highly rated for its technology sector experience. Jeffrey Sun, divides time between Shanghai and Beijing, and Betty Louie splits her practice between the firm’s Italy and Beijing offices.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Hong Kong office recruited M&A and private equity specialists Scott Peterman and Mark Lehmkuhler from Jones Day and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, respectively; meanwhile, Ning Zhang, Maurice Hoo, the firm’s former global co-head of M&A and private equity, and Connie Cheung joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. The practice regularly advises private equity and venture capital sponsors, investment funds and portfolio companies on investment activity, management and regulatory issues. It also assists Chinese company founders and their businesses with financing rounds. Practice head Jeffrey Sun divides his time between Shanghai and Beijing.

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Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Although Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Hong Kong team sustained a number of departures in February 2017 – former practice head Maurice Hoo joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (in association with Luk & Partners), along with Edwin Luk, Keith Cheung and Connie Cheung – the firm has been rebuilding the group since; Scott Peterman and Mark Lehmkuhler recently joined from Jones Day and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP respectively. The addition of these two highly experienced practitioners caters to the firm’s main strengths, which lie in acting for Chinese SOEs and private enterprises in their outbound investments. Peterman and Lehmkuhler also have substantial experience of technology sector M&A, which is another forte of the firm. In addition, the Hong Kong group also draws upon the support of the firm’s sizeable wider network. Baidu, CITIC Guoan and Gosource Holding Co. are notable clients.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP experienced the departure of private equity partners to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (in association with Luk & Partners), including Maurice Hoo, but the firm has offset that to some extent by making several new hires, most notably those of Scott Peterman and Mark Lehmkuhler in mid-2017 from Jones Day and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, respectively. Both have particular expertise advising on China deals with Peterman particularly focused on fund formation matters and Lehmkuhler more focused on the transactional front. The team continues to excel at handling matters in the technology sector, where the firm benefits from vast sector knowledge.

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