Pierre-Luc Arsenault focuses his practice on the representation of strategic and private equity clients in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and joint ventures. His experience also includes advising clients on corporate governance matters. Since relocating to Hong Kong in late 2009, Pierre has handled matters for several private equity clients, including Advantage Partners, Arsenal Capital Partners, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Credit, The Blackstone Group, Blue Point Capital Partners, FTV Capital, KKR and Oaktree Capital Management.


Thought Leadership


“Investing: China” chapter, The Private Equity Review (Kirk August Radke, editor), 2012 (with Jesse Sheley and David Patrick Eich)

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

"China's National Security Review for Inbound Acquisitions," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, March 11, 2011 (with Chuan Li and Jing Li)

"Hong Kong" chapter, Shareholders' Rights: Jurisdictional Comparisons, The European Lawyer Reference Series (Alessandro Varrenti and Fernando de las Cuevas, editors), 2011 (with John Richardson, Alexander Que and David Patrick Eich)

"Circular 698: Taxing Offshore Sales of Chinese Companies," Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter, February 15, 2011 (with David Patrick Eich)

Note, "The Case for Federal Threats in Corporate Governance," 118 Harvard Law Review 2726, 2005

Recent Case, "Guinn v. Legislature of Nevada," 71 P.3d 1269 (Nev. 2003), 117 Harvard Law Review 972, 2004


Recognized as a “Thought Leader” for M&A – Hong Kong, Who's Who Legal (2023)

Recognized as “Highly Regarded” in Private Equity – Hong Kong by IFLR1000 (2023)

Recommended as a "Global Leader" for M&A, Who's Who Legal (2022)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Hong KongSolicitor
  • 2006New York


  • English
  • French


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2005

    Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review

  • Yale UniversityM.A., Political Science2002
  • Yale UniversityB.A., Ethics, Politics and Economics2002