Chambers & Partners has compiled its inaugural list of Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business, a guide focused exclusively on the Asian legal market. Intended as a companion volume to Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, the Asia guide is an independent and objective review of legal talent in Asia based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers throughout the world.
In Chambers' 2007 review of legal talent in Asia in the area of "Investment Funds: Private Equity," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the world.
Asia-wide Ranking: 3
The Firm: This Chicago-based firm, widely renowned in the global markets for its expertise in private equity fund formation and management, has recently moved into the region in order to service its stellar fund clientele expanding into Asia. From its newly launched Hong Kong office, the firm focuses on assisting a number of U.S. fund managers in the region. Identified as "one to watch" by peers, and described by clients as "our best ally in the execution of complex deals," the team looks set to become a major investment player in the region during the coming years.
The Lawyers: Private equity partner David Patrick Eich is the principal point of contact for fund-related work.
Clients/Work Highlights: Select Asian private equity transactions include the formation of the USD1.98 billion CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific II, the first private equity mega-fund dedicated to Asia. The firm also advised on the formation of the USD1 billion LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund II and the USD2 billion joint venture involving ESun Holdings, Silver Point Capital, Oaktree Capital and others to develop Studio City, a casino and leisure resort project in Macau. Other clients include Bain Capital; Bear Stearns; Jayhawk; Limetree Capital; MKW Capital; Paul Capital; Sequoia Capital; Sun Capital and Welsh Carson.