Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Kirkland & Ellis Strengthens Asia Corporate Practice With Hire of Gary Li.

20 October, 2014


Kirkland & Ellis has announced that transactional lawyer Gary Li will join the Firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office. Mr. Li focuses his practice on M&A and private equity transactions involving businesses in Asia. He joins Kirkland from the Hong Kong office of Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner. Subject to regulatory approval, Mr. Li will join the Hong Kong office this fall.


“Gary is a top-of-market private equity lawyer in Greater China and we are pleased to welcome him to the Firm. His hiring is a continuation of our investment in Asia and our focus on getting deeper and broader in each of the markets in which we operate,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee.


“Gary brings his considerable Greater China private equity experience to our platform and his joining us represents another major step in the pursuit of our Greater China strategy of focusing on high-value and high-profile transactions,” said David Zhang, corporate partner in the Hong Kong office.


“We are delighted that Gary has chosen to join our Hong Kong office as we continue to strengthen our platform in Asia,” added Nicholas Norris, corporate partner in Kirkland’s Hong Kong office. “Gary is an exceptional addition to our expanding private equity and corporate practice in the region.”


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