Weil Adds Corporate Partner Charles Ching to China Practice

Weil announced today that Charles Ching has joined the Firm’s China practice as a corporate partner. Mr. Ching, who will be based in Shanghai, joins Weil from the Hong Kong office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising clients on complex Private Equity and M&A transactions and securities offerings.

Barry Wolf, Weil’s Executive Partner, commented: “Charles will be an excellent addition to the corporate team in China. His depth and diversity of experience will complement the great work we do in Asia, and in China in particular, and further strengthen our transactional offerings to our private equity and public company clients.”

“Charles has experience advising a range of clients on complex corporate matters and will further strengthen our corporate practice in China,” said Akiko Mikumo, Weil’s Asia Managing Partner.  “He also has significant experience in U.S. public and private M&A transactions from his many years practicing in New York and will strengthen our renowned global corporate platform.”

Mr. Ching regularly represents corporate clients and financial investors, including private equity firms, in cross-border M&A transactions as well as in pre-IPO, cornerstone and PIPE investments and debt offerings.  He is fluent in Mandarin.

Mr. Ching commented: “I am thrilled to join Weil and am looking forward to collaborating and practicing with those at the forefront of the most innovative and complex transactional matters.”

About Weil’s Asia Practice

Weil’s practice in the Asia-Pacific region focuses on complex, high stakes transactional matters for corporate and private equity clients. The Firm advises clients on matters across the entire region, including China, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, South-East Asia, and Australia/New Zealand, on both domestic and cross-border transactions. Our lawyers are deeply experienced in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, take-private transactions, minority investments (including PIPEs), joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other deals involving listed companies on the NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE, PRC stock exchanges and other stock exchanges in Asia (including Tokyo, Singapore and Mumbai).

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.