Gary is a senior corporate partner in Kirkland’s Hong Kong office. He focuses his practice on M&A and private equity transactions. He has significant experience with leveraged buy-outs, taking-private transactions, PIPEs and growth equity investments. He has worked on some of the most challenging transactions in the region over the last few years representing top tier investment funds.
He has been recognized as a leading lawyer for private equity in IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. According to Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and Chambers Asia-Pacific, Gary has “deep experience” in China and is part of a team that has “top-quality industry knowledge and commercial judgement”, and clients have said Gary is “the firm's strongest private equity partner," and "has a good relationship with clients and a deep understanding of the market."
Prior to joining Kirkland, Gary was partner at the Hong Kong office of Ropes & Gray. He was also counsel at the Hong Kong office of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, where he had practiced for over 10 years in its New York and Hong Kong offices.
Chambers Asia-Pacific: Band 1 in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (2021)
Chambers Asia-Pacific: Leading Lawyer in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (2015–2020)
IFLR1000: Highly Regarded in Private Equity and M&A (2018–2022)
IFLR1000: Leading Lawyer in Private Equity and M&A (2016–2017)
Legal 500: Leading Individual in Private Equity: Foreign Firms (China) (2020)
Legal 500: Leading Individual in Private Equity (Hong Kong) (2016–2020)
Chambers Asia-Pacific: Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2016)
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Leading Lawyer (2013–2016)
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2013Hong KongSolicitor
- 2002New York
- University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.2001
- Peking University Law SchoolB.A.1997