WASHINGTON, March 14 LAWFUEL – Law News Network — WilmerHale …

WASHINGTON, March 14 LAWFUEL – Law News Network — WilmerHale announces the expansion of its China practice with the addition of Robert Woll as Co-Partner in Charge of its Beijing office alongside Lester Ross. Lauded by Chambers Global 2007 for his “vast knowledge of the venture capital
business,” Mr. Woll is “one of the highest profile corporate lawyers in the region.” In his relocation to Beijing from Hong Kong, “Bob will build upon the widely respected capabilities of WilmerHale in bringing sophisticated
private equity, venture capital and M&A expertise to our clients in a
critical region of the world,” said William Perlstein, WilmerHale’s
Co-Managing Partner.

Mr. Woll has world-class expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate governance issues. He
advises a wide range of private equity, VC and real estate investment
funds, working extensively on the organization and marketing of these funds to global investors and on their investment activities in China and
elsewhere in Asia. He advises private equity clients on the full life cycle of their activities, from the formation and operation of private investment funds and other investment vehicles to downstream investments and exit strategies, often acting for portfolio companies upon exit. As a result of his considerable skill, Mr. Woll is ranked by Chambers in the “top tier” for private equity in China/Hong Kong.

“Bob’s experience is vital to the needs of our clients and the unique
demands of the China market,” said Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior
International Partner at the firm and the former US Trade Representative,
“His addition expands the firm’s already considerable China capabilities
and unique combination of superlative corporate, regulatory, public policy and government relations expertise.” Les Ross, Co-Partner in Charge of the Beijing office, added, “With the important addition of Bob Woll to our Beijing office, we will further enhance our corporate and regulatory expertise. We are delighted that he has decided to join us.”

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Woll was former managing partner of
the Hong Kong office of Morrison & Foerster. He is a summa cum laude
graduate of Princeton University and holds a JD degree from Stanford
University, where he was an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Woll is a member of the New York and California bars and is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. He is fluent in Mandarin.

WilmerHale’s China practice offers a unique combination of premier in- country corporate and regulatory expertise, with prominent public policy and government affairs capabilities. The firm represents Fortune 100 and
other multinational companies, as well as VC and other investment funds and their portfolio companies, across a broad range of industries in all
aspects of their business dealings in China: devising and implementing
sophisticated strategic approaches at the intersection of law, regulation
and government policy; mergers and acquisitions, financings, and real
estate and other corporate transactions; advising on a broad range of
complex regulatory issues; negotiating approvals for precedent-setting
foreign investment transactions; and assisting with the protection and
enforcement of intellectual property rights. The team also advises Chinese entities on their outbound commercial and trade relations, particularly in obtaining regulatory approvals, the structuring of transactions, and
defending against trade actions.

Kristin Brown
Tel: +1-202-247-3715
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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