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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and 2 more

Betty Yap

Work 852-2846-0396
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Department

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Transactions


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Cantonese, Mandarin


LL.B., University of Melbourne, 1994, First Class Honours; B.Comm, University of Melbourne, 1993

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: 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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Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Leading individuals

Betty Yap - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

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-GĂŒnther Herrmann are other notable individuals in the group.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Betty Yap - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

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Within: TMT

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison provides 'responsive and detail-oriented service' to major Asian TMT clients on their local transactions as well as on their outbound investments, where the team frequently works alongside lawyers from the firm's US offices. Jeanette Chan handles a significant amount of work for Chinese internet giant Tencent, including in relation to its $604m investment in Vipshop Holdings, a major Chinese online discount apparel retailer. Betty Yap is also recommended for her transactional TMT work on behalf of sovereign wealth funds and private equity sponsors. Other clients include Baidu, Microsoft and Dalian Wanda Group.

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