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29 November 20212 minute read

DLA Piper continues to strengthen Asia capital markets offering with new partner hire in Hong Kong

DLA Piper today announces the appointment of George Wu as a capital markets partner in its Corporate practice, based in Hong Kong.

George joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong. He advises on corporate and securities transactions including IPOs, debt offerings, private equity, M&A and compliance matters. He represents issuers of securities as well as investors, underwriters and placement agents for both public and private offering. George has particular experience advising on initial public offerings, follow-on offerings in Hong Kong and US capital markets, as well as debt offering transactions including investment-grade and high-yield bonds, convertible and exchangeable bonds and medium-term note programmes. George also brings in-depth industry knowledge to the table, having advised clients on dozens of corporate transactions in various sectors, including healthcare/life science, technology, consumer, among others.

A native Mandarin speaker, George is also fluent in Cantonese and English having lived and worked in Shanghai, New York and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the hire, Luke Gannon, Head of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice in Asia said “I am excited to welcome George to our Corporate practice. His appointment further demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our transactional services across Asia, in particular our capital markets practice in Greater China.”

Bob Bishop, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate group added “We are positive about the growth outlook for capital markets in Asia, and are focused on building our practice with excellent talent to meet increasing client demand. George is an impressive corporate lawyer with good international experience and his appointment significantly enhances our client offering in the region.”

George’s arrival closely follows that of capital markets partner Arthur Tso who joined the Hong Kong office in March 2021. Over the past couple of years DLA Piper has welcomed several new partners to its Asia Corporate practice including Philip Lee and David Kuo in Singapore, and Samata Masagee in Bangkok.