Thomas Chou is a partner and co-head of the firm’s Asia private equity practice and a leader in the firm’s China M&A practice, both of which are consistently highly ranked in major independent industry league tables and lawyer ranking organizations — including a #1 ranking (Asia Pacific M&A – private equity deal value) in Bloomberg’s 2017 M&A league tables.
Mr. Chou has an active corporate practice, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (inbound and outbound), joint ventures as well as private equity and venture capital financings. His clients include emerging growth companies, as well as traditional and non-traditional investors (private equity and venture capital funds, corporate/strategic investment arms of corporations and financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.) His practice is focused on the Technology, Media and Telecom, Healthcare and Life Sciences and Consumer and Retail industries.
Mr. Chou is also consistently recognized as a leading individual lawyer in the areas of M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital and TMT by major independent lawyer ranking organizations, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 particularly notes his communication skills with clients saying: “Any issues we had he would always provide a solution. He is not only interpreting regulations, but he is also commercially savvy.”
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 notes that he “can stand his ground and be very strong without being inflammatory.”
He is also praised for his negotiation skills, and that “he is just generally a good deal-maker.”
Mr. Chou was ranked as a leading individual for Private Equity (Buyouts) and Corporate/M&A in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017. He was also recommended for Private Equity in both Hong Kong and China by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017. IFLR1000 2017 has also recognized him as a leading individual in Hong Kong for Private Equity and M&A.
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