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Robert Woll

Robert Woll

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"[Robert] goes out of his way to see things from the client’s perspective." (2015)

"One of the best lawyers focused on private equity" (2014)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Robert Woll is a partner of Mayer Brown with more than 30 years of experience in handling a diverse range of corporate, private equity and fund formation transactions. He is a member of the Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong and the firm’s Private Equity, Funds & Investment Management Group, focusing on fund formation and direct investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Robert advises institutional sponsors and emerging managers in connection with the establishment of a wide range of alternative asset management businesses and platforms, including real estate funds, infrastructure funds, growth equity funds, venture capital funds, special situation funds, and secondary funds. He also advises clients on consortium arrangements, joint ventures, and co-investment vehicles. By working with both general partners and major investors, he maintains perspective on the key issues confronting both sides and on current market trends in terms and conditions.

Robert’s asset management M&A work has included advising principals of firms in the exploration of strategic alternatives. He has advised managers on extraordinary events involving private investment funds and their sponsors, such as “key person” events, general partner removals, spin-outs, and other significant transactions.

Having practised law in Hong Kong and Beijing for over 20 years, Robert has gained extensive experience in equity investing in China and with a broad spectrum of PRC businesses and institutions. He has devoted substantial efforts to assisting China-based technology companies with venture capital financing, IPOs and M&A transactions.

Robert’s working languages are English and Chinese (Mandarin). He has been ranked for many years in Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He serves on the Technical Committee of the HKVCA, on ASIFMA's China Capital Markets Committee, and as a member of ASIFMA's Fintech Working Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Stanford GSB Hong Kong Chapter and the Stanford Law School Advisory Board for Asia.
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