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Hong Kong – Deacons Boosts Financial Services Group With Addition Of Robert Woll.

27 March, 2013

 

Deacons announced today the appointment of senior private equity lawyer Robert Woll as a partner in Deacons’ Financial Services group, strengthening one of the firm's key growth areas. A recognised leader in private equity fund formation and transactions in Asia, Woll will further expand his work with financial institutions, private equity firms and institutional investors in Greater China and across Asia. 

 

Mr. Woll joins Deacons’ already considerable Financial Services team of seven partners and 35 other fee earners. 

 

Woll said of his move, “I am excited to be joining such a venerable Hong Kong firm and look forward to working together with this very talented team of partners and staff. This is a great opportunity given the strength of Deacons’ platform, which fits well with my practice, and the central importance of Hong Kong in China’s ongoing financial sector reforms.”
 
Susan Gordon, Head of Deacons' Commercial Department said, “We are delighted that Bob has chosen to join the firm. Many of us know and respect Bob and his track record in both Hong Kong and the PRC, and he is a welcome addition to our market leading financial services practice."
 
Woll is joining from a global law firm, where he was chair of the firm’s China corporate practice and co-managing partner of the firm’s Beijing office.  A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School, Woll has been resident in Hong Kong since 1997, while based in Beijing since 2007. He has received numerous professional honours and achievements, including recognition as a leading practitioner in China private equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific and as a “Leading Lawyer” in investment funds and private equity transactions by The Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Leading Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Teresa Chan, Deacons 
teresa.chan@deacons.com.hk

 

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