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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Hong Kong
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English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese


Mr. Chua graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in 1991, and from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1994. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Hong Kong.

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India > Foreign firms

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is well known in the market for its broad expertise in international dispute resolution, but it also advises clients in relation to corporate M&A, investments and investigations in India. Drawing on expertise from its London, Hong Kong and New York offices, it is well placed to handle cross-border matters under the leadership of Geoffrey Burgess, Lord Peter Goldsmith KC and William Chua. Lord Goldsmith KC co-manages the London office and is well regarded for India-related litigation and arbitration; Burgess, also in London, is recommended for corporate M&A work, with a focus on the private equity, TMT, health care and aviation sectors; and Hong Kong’s Chua handles private equity and M&A matters.

Hong Kong > Private equity

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a uniquely strong fund formation capacity across Asia, Europe and the US, giving it remit to advise a variety of clients across complex leveraged transactions such as buyouts and take-privates. The team, led by William Chua, is active in several distinctive sectors including healthcare, TMT and real estate.

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A)

(Leading individuals)

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is recognised for its expertise in PE and VC transactions, where William Chua acts for international and China-based funds in investments and acquisitions, including take-privates. The Hong Kong office frequently acts alongside the wider firm’s international offices to handle cross-jurisdictional deals, and is increasingly active in secondary market transactions. The insurance and financial services industries are also areas of focus for the team, with Edwin Northover taking the lead in this space and advising on M&A deals, joint ventures and commercial agreements.