Brian Ho is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis.

Mr. Ho counsels the Firm’s private equity and corporate clients on novel and complex transactions, including Hong Kong public takeovers and capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Mr. Ho served as the Executive Director – Corporate Finance of The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the “SFC”). Mr. Ho has an exemplary record of dedication to public service and commitment to the highest regulatory standards during his time at the SFC, where he led the Corporate Finance Division and was responsible for SFC’s significant Hong Kong IPO decisions including pre-IPO consultations, and oversaw takeovers and mergers regulations and listing policy matters. Furthermore, Mr. Ho was Chief Coordinator of the SFC to launch China-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

During the time when Mr. Ho was Executive Director of Corporate Finance of the SFC, he was a member of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited’s Listing Nominating Committee and served on the SFC’s Real Estate Investment Trusts Committee, Nominations Committee and Advisory Committee. Mr. Ho was also a Chairman of Public Shareholders Group of the SFC.

Mr. Ho has a well-earned reputation for contributing to the successful development of Hong Kong as a leading global financial center.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1988Hong KongSolicitor


  • English


  • University of Hong KongPCLL1986
  • University of Hong KongLL.B.1985