O’Melveny Expands Hong Kong Capital Markets Capabilities with Veteran Investment Banking Lawyer Gigi Woo

July 09, 2012



Julie Fei
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HONG KONG -- July 9, 2012 -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that Gigi Woo, a seasoned and well-respected Hong Kong securities lawyer, has joined the Firm as a Capital Markets partner. Woo will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

“Gigi’s arrival bolsters our Hong Kong capital markets scale and capabilities, enhancing our ability to offer seamless listing support on a global basis,” said David Johnson, managing partner of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Finance/Capital Markets Practice. “Gigi is well-known for her rigor, depth of knowledge, and hands-on approach.”

Bradley J. Butwin, Chair of O’Melveny, added, “Gigi’s addition only strengthens our commitment to our Hong Kong office and our strategy to continue growing our market-leading Asia platform.”

Woo has spent the bulk of her career leading legal teams at some of the top investment banks throughout Asia, including senior positions in the legal departments of Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, and, most recently, Standard Chartered Bank, where she served as the Global Head of Debt and Equity Capital Markets Legal.  In those positions, she has overseen a wide variety of both debt and equity capital market transactions, securitizations, cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, and financings, as well as worked on numerous initial public offerings.  Prior to that, she practiced law at a prominent London-based firm in Hong Kong.

“O’Melveny’s integrated platform, both in Asia and globally, gives the Firm a unique worldwide reach,” said Woo. “I’m looking forward to assisting clients in all aspects of capital markets transactions.” 

Woo is a Hong Kong native and earned her B.A. in Jurisprudence and M.A. in 1995 from the University of Oxford in England and a postgraduate certificate in laws from the University of Hong Kong in 1996. She is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong, England, and Wales, and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

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