David Patrick Eich - Partner

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David Patrick Eich is a partner in the London office and the founding partner of the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he led the Firm's global private equity practice in Asia, representing financial and strategic sponsors and their affiliates in multi-jurisdictional leveraged buyouts and acquisitions, growth equity investments, joint ventures, fund formations and other complex private equity and corporate transactions.

Treble qualified in the U.S. as an attorney and in the U.K. and Hong Kong as a solicitor (he is also a registered foreign lawyer in Germany), he has closed many deals around the world from his offices in Chicago, London, Munich and Hong Kong since 1994.

David was recognized by Legal Business as one of five private equity lawyers in the "Finest 50 Rainmakers of 2004." David was also named one of the "Hot 100" lawyers in 2005 by The Lawyer.

Asian-Counsel recognized Kirkland & Ellis for "Deal of the Year 2006" for its work on the $2.1 billion takeover of OYL Industries Berhad, a Malaysian public company, by Daikin Industries Ltd., Japan.

The Lawyer named Kirkland "International Law Firm of the Year" in July 2007. In 2008, Asia Legal Business recognized a Kirkland team including David in the Southeast Asia Law Awards for the "Singapore Deal of the Year" and the "Singapore M&A Deal of the Year" in connection with the $2.3 billion going-private transaction of Kirkland's client dual-listed STATS ChipPAC Ltd. in 2007.

The Legal 500 noted in 2008 that, led by David, Kirkland "has brought its world-leading private equity practice to Hong Kong." In 2009, The Legal 500 noted that, led by David, Kirkland "has drawn on its international reputation in this sector to form a private equity-focused Hong Kong office."

The Chambers & Partners Asia Guide in 2008 cited David and the Firm's private equity fund formation practice in Hong Kong as "the one to watch" and "set to become a major investment player in the region." In 2009, Chambers named David a "Leading Individual" in Hong Kong in each of "Private Equity: Buyouts" and "Investment Funds," noting that clients praise David and the Kirkland Hong Kong team for "valuable local perspective and quality global funds advice" delivered by "responsive lawyers" with a "can-do attitude and business-savvy approach." In 2010, Chambers again named David a "Leading Individual" in each of Private Equity (China/Hong Kong) and Investment Funds (Hong Kong), noting that he "has tremendous experience in representing private equity clients across three continents" and is "highly intelligent and well rounded, with broad knowledge of many different areas, and very good at getting to the crux of the issue quickly."

In 2010, IFLR1000 2011 noted that "Kirkland & Ellis has one of the most promising outlooks in private equity among the stacks of US firms that entered the Greater China market in the last few years...[working] with more than 50 private equity and asset management firms in the region." In addition, IFLR1000 2011 named David a "Leading Individual Lawyer" in Hong Kong, noting that "[o]ne reason for client retention is the experienced and relevant advice that star partner and rainmaker David Patrick Eich offers on complex buyouts under novel situations...'David has been an excellent counsel on many deals,' says a large private equity client...'He has a very balanced approach, is very commercially savvy and will run through walls to meet the client's needs.'"

In 2011, China Business Law Journal recognized two deals in which David was involved as 2011 Deals of the Year, namely Bain Capital's going private of China Fire (in Private Equity and Venture Capital) and Koor's sale of Makhteshim Agan (in China Outbound M&A). In addition, David was recognized as one of the "50 Best Lawyers in Hong Kong" by Corporate INTL in 2011.

In 2012, David was recognized by The Lawyer as one of the "Hot 100" lawyers, one of four in Asia.

Kirkland was named "Private Equity Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong" in the 2012 Legal Awards by Corporate INTL Magazine.

In 2013, David was ranked as a band one private equity lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific which described him as a “supreme attorney who belongs at the top of the list.”

In 2014, for the second consecutive year, David was ranked as a band one private equity lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific which notes that he has an "enviable portfolio of funds clients," and he "knows his stuff."

David has represented in Asia, among others:

Accel Partners Limetree Capital Partners
Advantage Partners MidOcean Partners
Apollo Group MKW Capital Partners
Arsenal Capital Partners Oaktree Capital Management
Audax Group Pacific Assets Public Company Limited
Bain Capital Paul Capital Partners
Baird Capital  Platinum Grove Asset Management
Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Sensata Technologies
Blue Point Capital Partners Sequoia Capital
Cartesian Capital Group Silver Lake Partners
CCMP Silver Lake Sumeru
Credit Suisse Private Equity Asia Sun Capital Partners
Golden Gate Capital Summit Partners
GTCR Golder Rauner Thoma Cressey Bravo
KPS Capital Partners Vista Equity Partners

David has been an Adjunct Professor and a member of the Lawyer Advisory Committee of the School of Transnational Law at Peking University in Shenzhen, China. He is a founding sponsor of the Tsinghua University China Center of Financial Research Private Equity and Venture Capital Institute in Beijing, China, and has been a member of its Executive Committee; he is also a founding sponsor of the London Business School, Coller Institute of Private Equity in London, England.

David has written and spoken about private equity widely, including in regular lectures to classes in the London Business School M.B.A. degree program and as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches "Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts" (with Kirkland San Francisco partner Stephen Oetgen). He also has been a lecturer on Asian private equity and Chinese M&A at the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy.

Prior to his work in Asia, David was involved in establishing the Firm's offices in London and Munich, now known for their strength in European and global private equity transactions. He began his career with Kirkland in Chicago in 1994 after completing a two-year federal district court clerkship for the Hon. Robert W. Warren, Senior United States District Judge (Eastern District of Wisconsin).

David graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, in Government, from Harvard College in 1988, and with a J.D., Honors, Parker Program in International Law, from Columbia Law School in 1992.


Representative Matters

Assisting FCI, a leading Singapore headquartered manufacturer of connectors and interconnect systems, on a $250 million syndicated term loan raised in the US institutional loan market, the proceeds of which were used to fund a distribution to its shareholders and to pay for expenses in connection with the issuance. Goldman Sachs International, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as joint lead arrangers and joint lead bookrunners on the financing.

US$265 million leveraged buyout and going private by Bain Capital of China Fire & Security Group, Inc., a leading Chinese fire protection industry company

US$2.4 billion sale by Koor Industries of Makhteshim Agan Industries, the world's largest maker of generic agricultural chemicals, to China National Chemical Corporation (pending)

Investment by Silver Lake Partners in Nobao Renewable Energy, a leading Chinese clean technology company (undisclosed consideration)

Acquisition by Bain Capital of ASIMCO Technologies Limited, the largest independent producer of diesel engine components in China, from a consortium led by Key Principal Partners (undisclosed consideration)

US$124 million acquisition by Silver Lake Partners of Allyes Online Media Holdings, a leading Chinese digital media company, from Focus Media Holding Limited

US$60 million equity investment by Accel Partners in Atlassian, an Australian Company and a global leader in product development software tools

Consortium equity investment by Oaktree Capital Management in a private Chinese mining company (undisclosed consideration)

US$439 million convertible bond and rights offering equity investment by Bain Capital in GOME Electrical Appliances Holdings Limited, the largest consumer electronics retailer in China  

Sale of Asian assets of American Standard Bath & Kitchen to INAX Corp. by Bain Capital (undisclosed consideration)

Secondary and stapled primary purchase of limited partnership interests by Paul Capital from an Asian private equity fund (undisclosed consideration)

Leveraged buyout of GST Autoleather by Advantage Partners (undisclosed consideration)

Consortium equity investment by Credit Suisse Private Equity Asia in a public Japan financial institution (undisclosed consideration)

Multiple equity investments by MKW Capital Partners in various private Macau media, technology and transportation companies (undisclosed consideration)

Consortium equity investment by Oaktree Capital Management in a private Chinese technology company (undisclosed consideration)

US$1.7 billion leveraged buyout of the global bath and kitchen business of American Standard by Bain Capital

US$2.3 billion take private of STATS ChipPac by Temasek

US$10.2 billion leveraged buyout of the Semiconductors Group of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Alpinvest, Bain Capital and Apax Partners, among others

US$3.0 billion leveraged buyout of the Sensors and Controls Division of Texas Instruments by Bain Capital

US$975 million acquisition of the claims services group of ADP, Inc. by affiliates of GTCR

US$545 million leveraged buyout of the Boart Longyear global drilling services business by Advent International and Bain Capital

US$7.4 billion leveraged buyout of global toy retailer Toys R Us by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Vornado Realty Trust and Bain Capital

£115 million leveraged buyout of The Hillarys Group Limited, the largest residential blinds business in the U.K., by Change Capital Partners

€1.4 billion leveraged buyout of the global chemicals distribution business Brenntag AG and global steel distribution business Interfer AG from Deutsche Bahn by Bain Capital

US$400 million leveraged recapitalization of over-the-counter traded global luggage manufacturer Samsonite Corporation by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Ares Management and Bain Capital

Other Distinctions

Chairman, Private Equity Subcommittee, Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association 2012-2013

Vice Chairman, Private Equity Subcommittee, Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association 2011-2012

Recognized as one of the "Hot 100" lawyers (one of four in Asia) by The Lawyer in 2012

Recognized as one of the "50 Best Lawyers in Hong Kong" by Corporate INTL in 2011

Recognized as a "Leading Individual" lawyer in each of Private Equity (China/Hong Kong) and Investment Funds (Hong Kong) by the Chambers & Partners Asia Guide in 2010

Recognized as a "Leading Individual" lawyer in Hong Kong in each of Private Equity: Buyouts and Investment Funds (the only Hong Kong lawyer recognized in both) by the Chambers & Partners Asia Guide in 2009

Recognized as one of the "Hot 100" lawyers (one of five in private equity) by The Lawyer in 2005

Recognized as one of the "Finest 50 Rainmakers" by Legal Business in 2004

Member, Lawyer Advisory Committee, School of Transnational Law at Peking University, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China

Adjunct Professor of Law, School of Transnational Law at Peking University, Shenzhen S.E.Z., People's Republic of China

Adjunct Professor of Law, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Founding Co-Sponsor and Member, Executive Committee, Tsinghua University China Center of Financial Research Private Equity and Venture Capital Institute, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Founding Co-Sponsor, London Business School, Coller Institute of Private Equity, London, England

Speaker, “Key risks in cross-border M&A deals,” Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Conference The Changing Landscape of Corporate M&A in India, Mumbai, India, March 21, 2014

Speaker, “Exits,” Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Private Equity Transactions Symposium, London, England, November 14, 2013

Moderator, “Recent Developments in Private Equity,” Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Private Equity Conference, Boston, U.S.A, October 11, 2013 (pending)

Adjunct Professor, “Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts,” Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Fall Semester 2013 (with Stephen Oetgen)

Speaker, “Regulatory Issues Affecting Private Equity Investors in the PRC,” Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, May 29, 2013

Speaker, “Transaction Documentation,” Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Hong Kong, March 5, 2013

Speaker, “The Evolution of the China Opportunity,” Association for Cooperate Growth, Chicago, U.S.A, February 20, 2013

Moderator, "Themes from Emerging Markets," Private Equity Subcommittee of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Private Equity Transactions Symposium 2012, London, England, November 15, 2012 (pending)

Moderator, "Private Equity and Private M&A Today" and "Top M&A Issues for the General Counsel," Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Asia Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Conference, Hong Kong S.A.R., People's Republic of China, November 5-6, 2012 (pending)

Moderator, "Private Equity," Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, October 2, 2012 (pending)

Speaker, "Private Equity Investments in China," Client Seminar by Kirkland & Ellis "Going Global: Legal Challenges and Strategies for Taiwanese Businesses," Taipei, Taiwan, July 20, 2012

Speaker, "Private Equity Investments in China," Client Seminar by Kirkland & Ellis "Going Global: Legal Challenges and Strategies for Taiwanese Businesses," Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 19-20, 2012.

Moderator, "Emerging Markets: Themes from Asia and Latin America," Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Private Equity Transactions Symposium 2011, London, England, December 1, 2011

Moderator, "Recent Trends in Private Equity," Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 4, 2011

Adjunct Professor, "Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts," Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Fall Semester 2011 (with Stephen Oetgen)

Panelist, "Current Issues in China-related Merger's Acquisition Transactions" and "Private Equity activity in China," Vanderbilt University Law School Law & Business Program, An Academic and Practitioners' Law Conference addressing Current Issues affecting International Business Activity, Beijing, People's Republic of China, May 20-21, 2011

Speaker, "Best Face Forward: How to Seek a Job at an International Law Firm," Dean's Forum, Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen S.E.Z., People's Republic of China, April 26, 2011

Panelist, "Recent Developments in Asian Private Equity," Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Private Equity Conference, London, England, November 30, 2010

Panelist, "Regional acquisition, merger and investment developments: Sector-specific issues and opportunities in Asia today," Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Asia Pacific Forum's Regional Conference, Tokyo, Japan, November 18, 2010

Panelist, "Dissecting the Deal," Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 2, 2010

Adjunct Professor, "Transnational Practice," School of Transnational Law at Peking University, Shenzhen S.E.Z., People's Republic of China, Fall Semester 2010 (with Douglas Levene)

Adjunct Professor, "Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts," Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Fall Semester 2010 (with Stephen Oetgen)

Speaker, "Emerging Issues in M&A by Outbound Chinese Investors," Tsinghua University China Center for Financial Research Private Equity and Venture Capital Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, May 14, 2010

Panelist, "First Tsinghua-Cerberus PE Forum: Global M&A Case Analyses and Implications for China's Outbound Investment," Tsinghua University China Center of Financial Research Private Equity and Venture Capital Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, December 12, 2009

Speaker, "The Dragon Stirs: Key Developments Affecting Private Equity in China," Bó Lè Associates Executive Luncheon, Hong Kong S.A.R., December 8, 2009

Panelist, "Emerging Issues in Cross-border Acquisitions," Joint-Client Seminar by Kirkland & Ellis and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2009

Speaker, "Enter the Dragon," The Rise of Private Equity in China, Hong Kong Information Session of the Tsinghua SEM-INSEAD Dual Degree EMBA Program, Hong Kong S.A.R., September 16, 2009

Lecturer, "Thinking Out of the Bowl: Key Issues in China Transactions," Kirkland Institute of Corporate Practice, New York, New York, U.S.A., May 5, 2009

Lecturer, "Thinking Out of the Bowl: Key Issues in China Transactions," Kirkland Institute of Transnational Transactional Training, Munich, Germany, March 26, 2009

Lecturer, "Thinking Out of the Bowl: Key Issues in China Transactions," Kirkland Institute of Transnational Transactional Training, London, England, March 24, 2009

Panelist, "Update on Regulation Affecting M&A in China," Asia M&A Forum 2009: Opportunities in Distress, Hong Kong S.A.R., March 4, 2009

Lecturer, "Thinking Out of the Bowl: Key Issues in China Transactions," Kirkland Institute of Corporate Practice,Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., February 3, 2009

Panelist, "Structuring for Exit on Day One: Lessons from Private Equity," Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 13, 2008

Moderator, "Key Developments in Corporate Governance and Other Laws in Greater China and Asia Pacific Countries Affecting Private Equity Investors," Joint Session of the Asia Pacific Forum and the Private Equity Subcommittee of the Corporate & M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 13, 2008

Lecturer, "Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts," University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Fall Semester 2008 (with Stephen Oetgen)

Moderator, "Developments in Private Equity-Backed M&A in Asia," Malaysian Investment Banking Association 2nd Annual M&A Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 26, 2008

Speaker, "Amplifying Entrepreneurship: The Power of Private Equity," Inaugural Workshop of the Tsinghua University Private Equity Institute, Beijing, People's Republic of China, April 17, 2008 (with Chuan Li)

Moderator, "An Introduction to Private Equity in China," Inaugural Workshop of the Tsinghua University Private Equity Institute, Beijing, People's Republic of China, April 17, 2008 (with Chuan Li)

Moderator, "Comparative Analysis of Judicial and Regulatory Reaction to Some Aspects of Private Equity Transactions," Private Equity: The Subprime Crisis and Beyond, a conference of the International Bar Association Business Organizations Committee and the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Sydney, Australia, April 8, 2008

Moderator, "Developments in Private Equity-Backed M&A in Asia," Inter-Pacific Bar Association M&A Forum, Hong Kong S.A.R., March 6, 2008

Moderator, "Investing in China," 14th Annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., February 2, 2008

Lecturer, "Private Equity in the Wild East: The Challenges of China," lecture to Professor Anthony Zaloom's "Law and Investment in China" class in the J.D. program, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law - Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., November 27, 2007

Lecturer, "Fusion M&A: Entrepreneurialism and Private Equity in Asia" lecture to the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and Economy, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law - Boalt Hall, November 27, 2007

Panelist, "Club Deals: Legal, Ethical and Practical Issues When Representing a Private Equity Consortium," International Bar Association Annual Conference, Singapore, October 15, 2007

Moderator, "Getting to Success: Alternatives and Options for Doing Business in Asia," Asian Venture Capital Journal Asian Venture Forum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., June 5, 2007

Lecturer, "Documenting the PE Deal in 2007: The Paradigm Goes Global," lecture to London Business School M.B.A. program, London, England, March 20, 2007 (with Siyamak Pakbaz)

Panelist, "Wild West Meets Wild East: Alternative Investments in China," New York State Bar Association International Section Annual Meeting, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, October 20, 2006

Moderator, "China: Bridge to a New Global Private Equity and Venture Model," Asian Venture Capital Journal Asian Venture Forum, Beijing, People's Republic of China, June 28, 2006

Lecturer, "Wake Up and Smell the Café au Lait: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of European LBOs for U.S. Attorneys," Kirkland Institute of Corporate Practice, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., May 17, 2006

Moderator, "Accessing Asian Markets Through Buyouts and M&A," Tailoring an Asian Strategy to Suit Global Markets, Asian Venture Capital Journal Asian Venture Forum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., May 16, 2006

Lecturer, "Global Private Equity," lectures to London Business School M.B.A. program, London, England, March, 2006

Panelist, "The Beneficial Social and Economic Impacts of Private Equity: Perception or Reality?," London Business School Private Equity Institute Global Forum 2005, London, England, December 8, 2005

Lecturer, "Private Equity in Europe," University of Munich Student Program, Munich, Germany, November 11, 2005

Delegate and Panelist, Young Leaders Program, American Council on Germany, Munich and Berlin, Germany, August 26-September 2, 2005

Lecturer, "Shareholder Agreements and Other Complex Equity Arrangements," Kirkland Institute of Transnational Transactional Training, London, England, June, 2005

Lecturer, "Real World Issues in Pan-European LBOs," London Business School M.B.A. program, London, England, February 17, 2005

Lecturer, "Key Purchase Agreement Issues in Transnational LBOs," Kirkland Institute of Transnational Transactional Training, London, England, April 5, 2004

Lecturer, "Documenting the Private Equity Deal: A Lawyer's View from 41,000 Feet," lectures to London Business School M.B.A. program, London, England, March 4, 2004

Speaker, "Examining Different Types of Private Equity," Essential Legal Issues in Private Equity & Venture Capital, Euromoney Legal Training Conference, London, England, November, 2000

Lecturer, "Formation of a U.S. Corporation," Kirkland Institute of Corporate Practice, London, England, July, 2000

Lecturer, "LBO Letters of Intent," Kirkland Institute of Corporate Practice, London, England, May, 1999

Press Coverage

"Kirkland nabs HK M&A partner from Paul Weiss," Asian Legal Business, January 24, 2013

"Kirkland & Ellis adds Chinese PE lawyer to HK office," Asian Venture Capital Journal, January 24, 2013

"Kirkland adds M&A partner in Hong Kong with Paul Weiss hire," Legal Week, January 23, 2013

"Kirkland hires M&A Partner in Hong Kong," The Asian Lawyer, January 23, 2013

"Kirkland Snags Paul Weiss PE Expert for Hong Kong Office," Law360, January 23, 2013

"Asia lawyers forecast market upturn after landmark leadership changeover in China," Legal Week, November 30, 2012

"The US invasion: Competition rises among Asia PE legal counsel," Asian Venture Capital Journal, July 25, 2012

"Hong Kong: Coming out on its own," legalweek.com, July 6, 2012

"Kirkland eyes greater ties with China's Jun He as Shanghai partner joins PRC firm," The Lawyer, December 7, 2011

"Kirkland Partner Returns to Jun He," The Asian Lawyer, December 5, 2011

"The Great Gamble," IBA Global Insight, December 2011

"Talent migrates from UK firms in HK for Yankee dollars," The Lawyer, October 10, 2011

"Battle royale – the tussle for global dominance shifts eastward," legalweek.com, September 15, 2011

"Will Kirkland's Asia Gamble Pay Off?," The Asian Lawyer, August 16, 2011

"Kirkland & Ellis Boosts HK Office with Multiple Partner Hires," Finance Asia, August 11, 2011

"Kirkland Raids 3 Firms in Push for Asian Transactions," Law360, August 10, 2011

"Kirkland & Ellis Expands in Asia," Private Equity Asia, August 10, 2011

"Kirkland adds eight partners in HK with Skadden, Latham and A&O hires," Legal Week News, August 10, 2011

"Kirkland Bolsters Hong Kong Office," The Asian Lawyer, August 9, 2011

"Kirkland Grabs Skadden, Latham, A&O Partners for Hong Kong Push," The Asian Lawyer, August 9, 2011

"Kirkland & Ellis Adds Transnational Tax Lawyer in Hong Kong," Asia Chronicles, July 19, 2011

"Han Kun, DLA, Davis Polk, Shearman advise on Bain Capital-China Fire takeover," ALB Legal News, June 14, 2011

"Kirkland & Ellis Advises Bain Capital on China Fire Take-Private," The Asian Lawyer, May 26, 2011

"Playing Asia's PE field," Asian Venture Capital Journal, May 10, 2011

"Asia pacific fund terms to fore in tough times," Asian Venture Capital Journal, April 20, 2011

"Kirkland, Simpson lead on $2.4 Billion Agrichemicals Deal," The AmLaw Daily, January 11, 2011

"China reshapes the world?," Asian Venture Capital Journal, September 14, 2010

"Private Equity Established $5.88 Billion in Yuan Funds in China," Bloomberg Businessweek, September 13, 2010

"China-Focused Private Equity Firms Look to Stocks," The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2010

"New private equity regulation: industry crisis averted or postponed?," Asian Venture Capital Journal, August 4, 2010

"Investors Run into Trouble with Chinese Deals," The Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2010

"Shanghai Opens Doors to Financial World," The New York Times, February 24, 2010

"Private equity: growth accelerator," ALB Legal News, December 3, 2009

"Kirkland & Ellis launches in Shanghai," The Lawyer, September 1, 2009

"Kirkland prepares to open Shanghai office," The National Law Journal, August 31, 2009

"Bain GOME deal taps China consumer strength," Asian Venture Capital Journal, June 30, 2009

"Kirkland and Sidley take charge of Bain finance deal," The Lawyer, June 15, 2009

"Asian Distressed Funds Await Investment Opportunities," Dow Jones International News, May 8, 2009

"Promoting Enterprise-Led Innovation in China," Chunlin Zhang, et al., Directions in Development: Countries and Regions, The International Bank of Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, April 22, 2009

"Asian newcomers size up an uncertain market," legalweek.com, January 22, 2009

"Letter from Asia: Newcomers Confront Changing Reality," The Am Law Daily, January 14, 2009

"Kirkland adds three to Asia private equity practice: Expertise in China M&A, fundraising, investments," Asian Venture Capital Journal, December 9, 2008

"Kirkland remains bullish on private equity," Finance Asia, December 1, 2008

"Lawyers Wanted: Abroad, That Is," The New York Times, November 23, 2008

"The Southeast Asia Report," Inside Counsel, November 1, 2008

"Focus: Asian Hedge Funds See Opportunities In Distressed Debt," Dow Jones Newswires, October 29, 2008

"Private Equity Turns to China Amid Slowdown in US, Europe," Dow Jones Newswires, August 29, 2008

"Mezzanine Funds See Opportunity in Asian Funding Gap," Dow Jones International News, June 30, 2008

"Am Law Firms Contribute to China's Earthquake Relief," The American Lawyer, June 2, 2008

"The East is Red, White and Blue: American firms are striking gold across Asia but find there is no single model for success," Asian Legal Business, May 2008

"The Costs of Perceived Hypocrisy: The Impact of U.S. Treatment of Foreign Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises," Destiny Duron Deas, Duke Law Journal, 57 Duke L.J. 1795, April 2008

"Beijing roundtable shows state of play in PRC VC/PE," Asian Venture Capital Journal, March 10, 2008

"China's New Regulation on Foreign M&A: Green Light or Red Flag?," Hui Huang, University of New South Wales Law Journal, Volume 30(3), 2007

"Japan is holding fast," Investment Dealers' Digest, November 26, 2007

"China takes on private equity at their own game," Reuters, November 22, 2007

"Digital China Buyout Cleared," South China Morning Post, November 1, 2007

"Credit Crunch may hit chips," The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2007

"Deal Diary," The Deal, September 2007

"China's $3 billion Blackstone commitment shows new stance on private equity: Entire buyout sector likely to benefit," Private Equity Asia, July 2007

"US companies and Asia: Private equity's bridge to the heartland: Funds supporting Midwestern industry's globalization," Private Equity Asia, July 2007

"Tsinghua launches Private Equity Institute with Kirkland: Joint project to foster expertise and understanding," Private Equity Asia, July 2007

"Tap the Private Equity Pros," Asian Legal Business, May 31, 2007

"Deals and Deal Makers: China's push for a payday-stake in Blackstone shows focus on profit rather than safety," The Wall Street Journal Asia, May 22, 2007

"US Companies and Asia: Private Equity's Bridge to the Heartland," Asian Venture Capital Journal, May 21, 2007

"Tsinghua Launches Private Equity Institute with Kirkland & Ellis," Asian Venture Capital Journal, May 21, 2007

"Kirkland & Ellis Moves to Warm Private Equity 'Cold Spots,'" Asian Legal Business, May 21, 2007

"Tsinghua University to set up private equity research institute," China Knowledge.com, May 17, 2007

"Top university to cater for private equity research," South China Morning Post, May 16, 2007

"China's first private equity institute," International Financial Law Review, May 16, 2007

"Academics lead the charge for Chinese private equity," PrivateEquityOnline, May 16, 2007

"Client needs drive firm expansions on road to China," Chicago Lawyer, April 2007

"Top League Lawyers for Asian Private Equity," Asian Venture Capital Journal, April 16, 2007

"Buying small is beautiful for private equity," Financial Times, March 19, 2007

"China: Protectionist? Or just picky?," The Deal, March 19, 2007

"Appointments," South China Morning Post, February 5, 2007

"Kirkland poaches three, opens HK office," Private Equity Manager, February 2007

"Riding the LBO Shuttle," The Deal, January 29, 2007

"Kirkland opens in Hong Kong," Project Finance International, January 24, 2007

"Midwest firms staking out their patch of China: From IP to general law, firms following clients," The National Law Journal, January 22, 2007

"US firms pile into Asia," The Lawyer.com, January 22, 2007

"Asian buyout market attracts top law firm," The International Herald Tribune, January 17, 2007

"Law firm chases the money to the East," ShanghaiDaily.com, January 17, 2007

"Kirkland opens office, staffs up, eyes real estate," Asian Venture Capital Journal, January 15, 2007

"International Law Firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP Opens a New Office in Hong Kong," Asian Venture Capital Journal, January 15, 2007

"Kirkland Seeks Asia Expansion as Buyout Market Surges, Bloomberg News, January 15, 2007

"China buyouts: Still early days," Asian Venture Capital Journal, January 15, 2007

"Kirkland & Ellis has opened an office in Hong Kong," www.themayreport.com, January 15, 2007

"Kirkland sets private equity shop in Hong Kong," Judged News (www.lawcrossing.com), January 12, 2007

"Kirkand & Ellis adds Hong Kong," www.suntimes.com, January 10, 2007

"Kirkland & Ellis opens in Hong Kong," International Financial Law Review, January 10, 2007

"Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago Law Firm, Opens Office in Hong Kong," Bloomberg News, January 9, 2007

"Kirkland Opens Hong Kong Office to Pursue Asian Buyouts," New York Times Dealbook Blog, January 9, 2007

"Kirkland & Ellis LLP has opened an office in Hong Kong," PE Week Wire, January 9, 2007

"Law firm sees private equity opportunities in region," FinanceAsia.com, January 9, 2007

"Kirkland Opens First Asian Office in Hong Kong," Private Equity Online, January 8, 2007

"US law firm takes aim at Asia private equity," Reuters News, January 8, 2007

"Kirkland gets green light for Hong Kong opening," The Lawyer, January 8, 2007

"Review of 2006: The private equity parade comes to Asia," Asia Venture Capital Journal, January 2, 2007

"Philips Semiconductor LBO," Corporate Counsel, December 20, 2006

"U.S. law firms make haste to set up office in region," The Standard, December 19, 2006

"U.S. law firms push into Asia,"The Wall Street Journal Asia, December 18, 2006

"Big Deals: Philips Semiconductors LBO," The American Lawyer, November 2006

"Chinese Regulations: Moving in the Right Direction," Buyouts, September 29, 2006

"The Impact and Perception of Buyouts in Europe," Loic Le Foll, altassetsnetwork.com, September 20, 2006

"Kirkland & Ellis journeys to Hong Kong," www.lawcrossing.com, August 15, 2006

"PE firms Uncertain About Future Investments in Korea," Private Equity Analyst, July 2006

"Kirkland & Ellis in Asia," European Venture Capital Journal, June 30, 2006

"Firms Branch Out," lawcareers.net, June 13, 2006

"Fund-raising plans face hurdles as equities dive," The Standard, June 8, 2006

"Kirkland sets one-year Hong Kong deadline," The Lawyer, June 5, 2006

"Kirkland looks East with Hong Kong office launch," Legalweek, June 5, 2006

"Gide set for eastern expansion with Hong Kong launch," Legal Week News, May 30, 2006

"Eich leads Kirkland into Hong Kong," Asian Venture Capital Journal, May 29, 2006

"Kirkland & Ellis goes to Hong Kong," Judged News (www.lawcrossing.com), May 26, 2006

"Kirkland & Ellis to open in Hong Kong," NittaoOuZhou.com, May 24, 2006

"Kirkland draws up plans for Hong Kong launch," The Lawyer, May 24, 2006

"Financial Engineering Alive and Well - For Now," Private Equity International, February 2006

"The Hot 100," The Lawyer, January 2006

"Finest 50 Rainmakers of 2004," Legal Business, January 2005

Publications

Books

Author, "Investing: China" chapter, The Private Equity Review (Kirk August Radke, editor), 2012 (with Pierre-Luc Arsenault and Jesse Sheley)

Author, "Volksrepublic China" chapter, Rechtsleitfaden für die Management-Praxis, Governance International (Rüdiger Theiselmann, Hrsg.), 2011 (with Jan Schinköth, Pierre Arsenault and Cynthia Wang)

Author, "People's Republic of China" chapter, Rights of Shareholders in Listed and Non-Listed Companies, The European Lawyer Reference Series (Alessandro Varrenti and Fernando De Las Cuevas, editors), 2010 (with Chuanjie Zhou, XY Li, Mark Horvick, Jing Li and Daniel Wang)

Author, "Hong Kong" chapter, Rights of Shareholders in Listed and Non-Listed Companies, The European Lawyer Reference Series (Alessandro Varrenti and Fernando De Las Cuevas, editors), 2010 (with John Richardson, Alexander Que and Pierre Arsenault)

Author, "Private Equity M&A in China," Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions in China: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Changing Laws and Trends, Navigating the Review and Approval Process and Identifying the Key Steps in a Successful M&A Transaction, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2008

Author, "The Evolution of Entrepreneurialism: An Introduction to Private Equity," Private Equity, Does China Need It?, Economy and Management Publishing House, April 2007 (with Chuan Li and Jesse Sheley)

Author, "The Limits of Limited Liability: How Key Jurisdictions Differ," Structuring European Private Equity, Euromoney Institutional Investor (Iggy Bassi and Jeremy Grant, editors), May 2006 (with Matthew H. Hurlock)

Articles

Author, "RMB Funds — An Emerging Opportunity," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, August 30, 2010 (with Justin Dolling and Carol G. Liu)

Author, "New China Rule Allows Onshore Acquisition Financing," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, February 2009 (with Chuan Li and Xiaoyang "XY" Li)

Author, "Shanghai Moves to Ease Foreign Investment," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, August 22, 2008 (with Jun Zhao and Jing Li)

Author, "China's New Antitrust Law Puts New Burdens on Companies Doing Business in China," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter , August 22, 2008, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert, August 2008 (with Mark L. Kovner, Micah N. Hildebrand and Chuan Li)

Author, "Changes in real estate law ease constraints on foreign investors," Financial Times, April 25, 2007 (with Stephen Tomlinson)

Author, "China Oks Equity Incentives for Managers," Buyouts, March 5, 2007 (with Chuan Li and Camden Hutchison)

Author, "Changes in Luxembourg Corporate Law: Impact on Private Equity Investors in Europe," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, January 9, 2007 (with Erik Dahl and Michel Debolt)

Author, "Private Equity Investments in China: Impact of Recent Legal Reforms," Venture Capital Review, Winter 2007 (with Chuan Li)

Author, "Moving Target: A guide to recent Chinese M&A and private equity reform," International Financial Law Review, October 2006 (with Tai Hsia and Chuan Li)

Author, "New Rules for Chinese Company M&A Transactions Involving Foreign Investors," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, September 1, 2006 (with Chuan Li and Tai Hsia)

Author, "1,200 New Targets: China's New Foreign Strategic Investments Rules," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, May 16, 2006 (with James Yong Wang)

Author, "European LBOs: Key Issues for U.S. Sponsors," The Venture Capital Review, Fall 2001 (with Stuart L. Mills and James L. Learner)

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