O’Melveny Adds Capital Markets and M&A Partner to Hong Kong Office

June 06, 2016

HONG KONG -- June 6, 2016 --
Edwin Kwok joins O’Melveny as a Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Kwok is a versatile lawyer who has extensive experience with major investment banks, Chinese companies, Chinese-owned state enterprises, and private equity firms on their initial public offerings, cross-border acquisitions, public takeovers, privatizations, spin-offs and follow-on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

"As an experienced corporate attorney, Edwin works with clients to identify the most strategic moves for their business, from securities listings on the Hong Kong stock exchange to merger and acquisition activities overseas,” said Bradley J. Butwin, chair of O’Melveny. “We are thrilled to have him join our Asia transactions team."

Kwok’s practice will encompass capital markets matters, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, and regulatory compliance.

"Edwin is a seasoned and well-respected Hong Kong securities lawyer whose keen and realistic business understanding of the Hong Kong capital markets helps his clients navigate the cyclical nature of those markets,” said Larry Sussman, managing partner of O’Melveny’s Beijing office. “The firm has been consistently growing the Hong Kong office as a key component of our larger Asia strategy and Edwin’s experience further expands our transactions capabilities throughout the region.”

A native of Hong Kong, Kwok is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. He was educated at the University of Cambridge (LL.M.) and the University of Hong Kong (PCLL and LL.B.).

“O’Melveny’s Asia team has a reputation for seamlessly working together across geographies and practice groups,” Kwok said. “The firm has a prominent and reputable Asia transactions practice. I have always been impressed by O’Melveny’s attorneys’ professionalism and their dedication to clients. I’m excited to be working with lawyers of their caliber.”

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Julie Fei