John (Jack) E. Lange Private Equity - China

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Paul Weiss
Hong Kong Club Building,
12th Floor 3A Chater Road
Central Hong Kong

Tel: 852-2846-0333
Fax: 852-2840-4333


Jack’s practice is concentrated principally on mergers and acquisitions. He is highly experienced in the representation of private equity funds and other financial investors in connection with their activities in Asia, including investment activities and portfolio company financing and acquisition activities. Jack has represented major private equity funds, as well as leading strategic investors in the technology, communications and media fields, in connection with complex and highly structured investments and fund raisings in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan. He has completed numerous transactions for clients including KKR, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Oaktree Capital Management, Apollo Global Management, General Atlantic, The Carlyle Group and CDH.

Jack and the Paul, Weiss Asian private equity practice have been consistently recognized as market leaders. Jack was named in 2013 by Private Equity International to its first “Legal Power 30,” a list of 30 private equity lawyers globally identified by the industry and by their own peers as “the best of the best.” Chambers Asia 2014 ranks Jack as the sole “Star Individual” for private equity/buyouts in China among international firms. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013 lists Jack as a leading private equity lawyer in Hong Kong, describing him as “immensely experienced” with “a magnificent reputation” and IFLR 1000 2014 recognizes him as a “Leading Lawyer” in Hong Kong for mergers & acquisitions and private equity. He was also named in 2011 to Asian Legal Business magazine’s “HOT 100” list, which recognizes the leaders and practitioners who have had the greatest impact on the legal market in Asia.

In assisting investors throughout the region, Jack draws on broad experience in corporate and project finance. He has assisted issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of equity and debt by companies based throughout the region.

In the project finance area, Jack has represented lenders and project developers in relation to a wide range of power, telecommunications, oil and gas, and industrial projects in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, India, Korea and elsewhere in Asia.

Private Equity Law Practice:

The world’s largest multinational corporations, top-tier international investment banks, private equity and hedge funds and entrepreneurs all rely on Paul, Weiss’s Corporate Department to resolve their thorniest legal and business challenges. Our lawyers have earned high praise for their innovative approach to complex transactions and are recognized internationally as leaders in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance and investment funds. Our clients tap us for advice that resists conventional approaches and value the insight and imagination that we offer.

Paul Weiss:

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 800 lawyers who collaborate with clients to help them solve their most challenging legal problems and achieve their business goals. Widely recognized as having leading litigation and corporate capabilities, the firm has developed equally strong practices in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The firm has an unwavering dedication to representing those in need, and its pro bono efforts continue to benefit individuals and society.

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