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White & Case
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Hong Kong

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Partner

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China > Private equity: foreign firms

White & Case LLP‘s Greater China private equity practice routinely advises private equity investors and targets in Greater China and Asia on major transactions. Recent growth for the team includes mandates within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, particularly in relation to biotechnology and digital health. On the mainland, China head of private equity and venture capital, Alex Zhang, is well-known for his work on outbound investments; and Vivian Tsoi is a go-to counsel for US-China and Europe-China cross-border deals, as well as big-ticket, multi-jurisdictional matters. At non-partner level in Shanghai, Amy Yang is a senior legal consultant, while Yan Yan is the associate to note. In Hong Kong, Asia private equity head Daniel Yeh advises global and Asia-Pacific-based private equity sponsors and other financial investors on corporate and M&A transactions, while Christopher Kelly is a trusted adviser to global private equity sponsors.

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A)

(Leading individuals)

Christopher KellyWhite & Case

With expertise across M&A, capital markets, tax and a range of regulatory areas, White & Case‘s Hong Kong office is adept at advising on corporate transactions across Asia and beyond. The team is noted for its work representing financial sponsors, including PE funds, and is also highly active in strategic M&A. Healthcare and life sciences are key sectors of focus for the group, as well as renewable energy. Christopher Kelly leads the practice and regularly works with the firm’s offices in the PRC, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo, as well as in the West. Paul Tang regularly handles PE investments and portfolio company deals and has considerable experience advising on inbound investments into China. Daniel Yeh is another name to note in PE, serving as global co-head of private equity, while Peiwen Chen was promoted to partner in January 2022.