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A&O strengthens Asia-Pacific Corporate practice with the appointment of partners Gilbert Li and Iris Yeung

Allen & Overy will be expanding its Asia-Pacific Corporate practice with the appointment of partners Gilbert Li and Iris Yeung.

Gilbert and Iris, who will join from Linklaters bring to A&O a strong track record and deep experience advising clients on major corporate transactions including public and private M&A, as well as a whole array of equity capital markets (ECM) transactions.

Gilbert has advised on some of the most high-profile and complex public M&A transactions in Asia-Pacific, and has an established track record leading on private M&A and ECM transactions. Recognised as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers & Partners, Gilbert has strong energy, infrastructure, financial services, and fintech experience and transaction history - sectors seeing an increase in M&A transactions. Gilbert will divide his time between A&O’s Hong Kong and Sydney offices.

Iris, also a highly regarded Corporate lawyer, advises investment banks and corporations on public M&A and equity fund-raising exercises. She has advised on a number of market-leading deals and will work closely with A&O’s Greater China practice, as well as with our joint operation firm, ‘Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm’ to provide Mainland China companies with a Hong Kong SAR nexus support on their public and private fundraising and other corporate transactions.

Lina Lee, partner and Head of the firm’s Hong Kong Corporate practice commented: “Gilbert and Iris, who are both well-recognised for their expertise across public and private M&A activity in the Asia-Pacific region will significantly enhance our ability to service both Mainland China and international clients, as they seek to do business across Asia-Pacific and internationally. The strategic appointment of Gilbert and Iris is an important step in continuing to provide our clients with a market-leading regional integrated M&A and capital markets offering.”