Henry Ong > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Offices
29TH FLOOR, ALEXANDRA HOUSE
18 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP focuses on complex, high-profile, cross-border M&A transactions in Hong Kong and China, and the practice stands out for its ability to execute US public M&A deals out of Asia; it also has particular strength in deals involving the TMT and healthcare sectors. Charles Ching, who divides his time between the firm’s Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong offices, heads the China practice and co-heads the firm’s Asia’s offices. Tim Gardner is managing partner for the Hong Kong office, where Henry Ong is praised for his ability to ‘assist clients with successfully completing complex transactions‘.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP attracts a large volume of high-value inbound and outbound transactions, and is notably strong in matters with a nexus to the TMT (including e-commerce) and healthcare sectors. It particularly stands out in US public M&A, where it acts for Chinese companies listed in the US on take-private transactions. Its Hong Kong team is part of a wider China platform, which advises on deals involving markets throughout Asia. Working with local law firms, the firm acts as international counsel on cross-border transactions. It also advises clients on a standalone basis, with its cross-office resources and multidisciplinary strengths enabling it to provide full-service support. The firm’s strengths in acquisition and leveraged financing transactions are a particular value-add. The Hong Kong team includes lawyers who are qualified in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and the PRC. It is jointly led by Charles Ching – who splits his time between Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong – and Tim Gardner. Henry Ong advises on Asia cross-border, and China and Hong Kong M&A transactions. Chris Welty and associate Kris Desrosiers are also names to note. Counsel Sandy Lin joined from Eversheds Sutherland.