William Wu

William Wu

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Hong Kong

Email william.wu@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5032

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Hokkien, Mandarin

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

William's practice encompasses a wide range of corporate, M&A, capital markets, and regulatory matters. He is experienced in advising international clients on cross-border matters, representing both public and private clients in debt offerings, pre-IPO restructurings, 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.

William joined Hogan Lovells from another leading international law firm, where he worked in the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Since joining the firm, William has been one of the key legal advisors to major corporations on their investments, as well as offering of equity and debt securities that involve listing in Hong Kong or the U.S.

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

Education and admissions


LL.M., Cornell University, 2013

LL.B. (Hons), University of Manchester, 2011

B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

Represented the Government of India in the initial public offering by Ircon International.

Advising a leading investment bank in setting up a US$300m fund focusing on renewable energy projects in China.

Advising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and GIC on US$1.3b public tender offer for 31% of the Energy Development Corporation.

Advising on the subscription by a China-based fund of US$100 million exchangeable bonds convertible into ordinary shares of a certain offshore company issued by one of the leading China-based conglomerates.

Advising a U.S. listed China-based multinational conglomerate on U.S. securities laws and listing rules compliance in relation to its proposed DR offering.

Advising on the subscription by one of the top China-based banks of US$25m convertible bonds.

Represented financial institutions in a US$248m HKIAC arbitration concerning the redemption of shares and the exercise of a put option for Singapore, Taiwanese, and Chinese banks (HKIAC, Hong Kong).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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