K&L Gates’ new trio beefs up funds, M&A

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Yeu Sook-young, Scott Peterman and William Ho

K&L Gates has appointed Yeu Sook-young, Scott Peterman and William Ho as partners in its integrated funds and private equity practices in Hong Kong.

Yeu and Peterman have years of expertise within the Asian funds industry, having counselled on private equity and venture capital funds, real estate investment funds, hedge funds, buyout and restructuring funds, mezzanine funds, funds-of-funds, co-investment funds, emerging manager platform funds, and emerging market exchange-traded funds.

Ho specializes in M&A and private equity transactions. He has represented early to late-stage tech companies and on all aspects of their capital raisings, joint ventures, acquisitions, and exits. His clients include private equity funds and venture capital funds in their investments across Asia, with a focus in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT).

“The additions of Sook, Scott and Will significantly broaden and deepen our funds and private equity practices in Asia,” said David Tang, K&L Gates’ managing partner, Asia. “Along with being skilled practitioners, they bring in-depth industry experience in the [TMT] and Fintech sectors. Their combined depth, capability, and market insights will allow us to better serve our regional and global clients who are increasingly seeking advice around opportunities across the Asia-Pacific markets.”

The trio joins from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, accompanied by associates Anson Chan and Eva Ying.