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William Wu

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Hong Kong

William Wu

William Wu's practice encompasses a wide range of corporate, M&A, capital market and regulatory matters. He is experienced in advising international clients in cross-border matter, representing both public and private clients in debt offering, pre-IPO restructuring, mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, and other general business transactions. William has also advised multinational corporations on their strategic alliances, distribution arrangements, as well as cross-border disputes arising out of business transactions.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, William worked for another international law firm in capital market and M&A group for 4 years and had advised Shin Kong Life Insurance in its first overseas acquisition of prime business building situated in London city centre*, a Taiwan listed company in semiconductor industry in its sale to ASML Holding NV*, Hearts on Fire acquired by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited* (HKEx: 1929), business reorganization of Audi AG's dealer distribution network in Taiwan*, and an international bank in a cross-border dispute involving borrower default in syndicate loan*. In debt capital market, William advised Neo Solar Power* (TPE:3576), BizLink Holding* (TPE:3665), and Siliconware Precision Industries* (NASDAQ: SPIL; TSE: 2325) in multiple Reg.S and Rule 144A offerings.

William is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a Registered Foreign Lawyer at the Hong Kong Law Society.

Representative experience

Represent a Taiwan listed company in semiconductor industry in its sale to ASML Holding NV in an all cash transaction valued at US$3.1bn.*

Represent U.S. listed technology company in its US$3.2bn acquisition of the remaining 67% interests in a Taiwan listed semiconductor company.*

Represent a Taiwan listed company in its all cash acquisition of 70% equity interest of a global cosmetics e-commerce company.*

Represent a U.S. based jewellery group in its sale to a Hong Kong listed jewellery group in transaction valued at US$150m.*

Represent a Taiwan listed company in its acquisition of a digital home audio speaker and equipment maker based in Hong Kong valued at US$84m.*

Represent a Taiwan insurance company in its first acquisition of prime business property in central London valued at US$206.5m.*

Represent Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. in its issue and offering of US$400m Zero Coupon Bonds due 2019.*

Represent Neo Solar Power Corporation in its issue and offering of US$120m Zero Coupon Bonds due 2017.*

Represent BizLink Holding Inc. in its issue and offering of US$80m Zero Coupon Bonds due 2021.*

Represent Volkswagen AG and Taikoo Motors in vehicle safety investigation by Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communication.*

Represent a Taiwan listed motor group in its restructuring of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck business.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.M., Cornell University, 2013
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Manchester, 2011
  • B.A. Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
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