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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Judie Ng Shortell

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Transactions


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Cantonese, Mandarin


M.A., Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 2001

China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is 'a first choice for transactions'. The practice is widely respected in Asia for high-end, complex transactions across the full spectrum of M&A related activities, particularly involving geographies such as Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore and in relation to private equity investments. It advised Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its investment, alongside FountainVestPartners, in The Pure Group. It also acted for Dalian Wanda Group in the $81m sale of its interests in the high-profile London luxury development project, One Nine Elms. China practice managing partner Jeanette Chan is 'very responsive and detail oriented'; Greg Liu is particularly focused on the retail and apparel sector, as well as technology, media and telecoms' matters; Judie Ng Shortell is an M&A and private equity investment expert; Jack Sun is a notable associate. Betty Yap is a highly rated Hong Kong adviser.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Judie Ng Shortell - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms

At Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Judie Ng Shortell and Betty Yap, based in Beijing and Hong Kong respectively, are highly rated for representing multinational corporations in China-related private equity transactions. Highlights for the team included advising KKR on the investment and launch of Cue & Co, a digital marketing company targeting the Chinese market; and advising a China-based private equity firm on its investment in a company that provides credit rating services. Other names to note are Greg Liu, whose wide-ranging sector expertise includes TMT, retail and apparel; Hong Kong-based China practice managing partner Jeanette Chan; and the highly experienced Jack Lange.

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China: TMT

TMT: foreign firms

Within: TMT: foreign firms

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP maintains a leading position in the market and is praised for its 'commercially savvy and technically excellent advice'. Leveraging its solid reputation in handling cross-border investment and M&A transactions, 2017 saw the team advising on a steady flow of big-ticket transactions. It continues to advise Tencent on its various multimillion-dollar TMT investment globally, handle Didi Chuxing's investment in Grab and act for Nasper in its disposal and placing of issued share capital of Tencent. The team also assisted Rackspace with its incremental loan in connection to its acquisition of Datapipe, a cloud server management company. The five-partner team is led by Hong Kong-based Jeanette Chan who is 'unbelievably responsive with huge energy', and includes Judie Ng Shortell and Greg Liu in Beijing who focus on M&A and private equity investments.

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Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison's clients attest to the firm's¬†'extremely practical,¬†well-thought-out and technically accomplished¬†advice' on high-profile and demanding deals. Having had an office in Hong Kong since 1983, the firm has built up a long-established reputation in China and across the Asia-Pacific region in large, heavily structured transactions. In 2017, a team led by the Beijing-based¬†Judie Ng Shortell, which included Hong Kong practitioners¬†Jack Lange¬†and¬†Betty Yap, acted for Didi Chuxing in a $2.5bn investment round, alongside SoftBank, in Grab; the transaction represented the largest-ever venture fundraising round in Southeast Asia. Managing partner of the China practice¬†Jeanette Chan¬†and counsel¬†David Lee¬†more recently advised Tencent on its investment in US-based diversified media company Skydance Media. Chan also assisted the same client with its $604m investment in Chinese online apparel retailer Vipshop, among other matters. The firm also acts for clients such as Baidu, Microsoft, Dalian Wanda Group and Hearst Corporation. Counsels¬†Edwin Chan,¬†Corinna Yu¬†and¬†Hans-G√ľnther Herrmann¬†are other notable individuals in the group.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

The 'responsive and technically accomplished' team at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison displays 'excellent industry knowledge' and provides 'very tailored service' to an impressive roster of clients including The Carlyle Group, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Jack Lange has vast experience in the region and recently advised Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, alongside Midas Fund L.P., on their $319m proposed acquisition and take-private of Microlife. Alongside Judie Ng Shortell, Lange also recently acted for KKR on the Series C financing of Shenzhen Suishou Technology, a leading personal finance management platform in China. According to one client, 'you always feel like you are in safe hands with Betty Yap'; she 'always adds value', particularly in relation to investments made in the TMT sector, where she has great industry knowledge. Splitting her time between the Hong Kong and Beijing offices, Jeanette Chan's corporate practice has a significant private equity focus. The team was also strengthened by the arrival in August 2017 of Kit Mak from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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