Hong Kong Partners and Counsel

Daniel Fertig - Partner - Headshot
Daniel Fertig - Partner Based in China, Partner Daniel Fertig focuses his practice on a mix of equity and debt securities offerings, as well as M&A transactions. His work on securities offerings includes U.S. registered offerings and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. The issuers he represents are based both in mainland China and in Taiwan. He also advises public companies on corporate governance and regulatory matters. Daniel is fluent in Mandarin. Before joining the bar, he studied Mandarin in Beijing and Taiwan, and worked as a translator overseas. He holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia.
Adam C. Furber - Partner - Headshot
Adam C. Furber - Partner Adam Furber concentrates on private investment funds, an area in which the Firm has a preeminent Asian and international presence. Fluent in multiple languages and having lived on four continents, he brings a uniquely international perspective to his work. Adam is additionally recognized as one of the leading private equity funds lawyers in Asia by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, where clients describe him as “adaptable and flexible in order to accommodate the specific needs of a client.”
Ian C. Ho - Partner - Headshot
Ian C. Ho - Partner A Partner in the Firm’s Hong Kong office, Ian Ho focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions. He advises public and private corporations, private equity firms and other clients on complex cross-border transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.  Since relocating to Hong Kong from our New York office in 2007, Ian’s diverse practice encompasses acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and minority and strategic investments, among other corporate matters.  Ian’s recent clients have included Alibaba, Ant Financial, Blackstone, Citigroup Global Markets, Fountainvest and KKR.
Anthony D. King - Partner - Headshot
Anthony D. King - Partner Based in our Hong Kong office, representing both private equity firms and corporations, Anthony King focuses on commercial real estate and corporate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other M&A transactions. His recent clients include Blackstone and Tyco. Anthony spent the first nine years of his career in Simpson Thacher’s New York office. He is proficient in Mandarin.
Celia Lam - Partner - Headshot
Celia Lam - Partner Head of the China Practice, Celia Lam has sweeping experience in capital markets and M&As. She has particular experience in securities offerings and listings, public takeovers and private mergers and acquisitions for state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations. Celia is “acknowledged by peers as one of the top lawyers in the market,” according to Chambers. Her clients include UBS, China Mobile, Bank of Communications and Novozymes. Celia is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Chris K.H. Lin - Partner - Headshot
Chris K.H. Lin - Partner A Partner in our Hong Kong office, Chris Lin is heavily involved in capital markets transactions, M&As, direct investment and project finance transactions in the Greater China area. Chambers said he “wins praise for his diligent and responsive approach to client service,” adding that he is “the first port of call for listing in the U.S.” He has handled transactions in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. His range of clients include Bona Film, Chunghwa Telecom, Focus Media, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and United Microelectronics. Chris is fluent in Mandarin.
Jin Hyuk Park - Partner - Headshot
Jin Hyuk Park - Partner Jin Hyuk Park has extensive M&A and capital markets experience in China, Korea and the rest of Asia.  Jin’s M&A work includes buyouts and minority investments representing both private equity and strategic clients, and his capital markets transactions include IPOs and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings representing both blue-chip companies as well as leading investment banks.  Jin also leads the Firm’s Korea Practice.  Jin has been recognized by both Chambers Global and Chambers Asia for his expertise in both M&A and capital markets.
Kathryn King Sudol - Partner - Headshot
Kathryn King Sudol - Partner Katie Sudol leads our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice in Hong Kong, advising public and private companies, private equity firms and financial advisors on a wide variety of complex cross-border M&A transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Since relocating to Hong Kong from New York in 2010, Katie’s diverse practice has included representing clients in acquisitions, dispositions, minority and strategic investments, going-private transactions, leveraged buyouts and other corporate transactions. She has been recognized as a leading private equity and M&A lawyer for a number of years by IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global, with clients reporting that Katie “is incredibly smart and brings to the team strong execution experience” and is “sharp as a whistle, very driven and knows how to protect her clients’ interests.”

Katie is a member of our Firm’s Executive Committee. In addition, she is the Administrative Partner of our Hong Kong office and serves on our Firm’s Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Women’s Committee and Diversity Committee.
Christopher Wong - Partner - Headshot
Christopher Wong - Partner A Partner in our Hong Kong office, Christopher Wong has a breadth of experience in capital markets, public and private M&As, transactions involving private equity and regulatory compliance.
Marjory Ding - Counsel - Headshot
Marjory Ding - Counsel Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Hong Kong office, Marjory Ding is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice, focusing on capital markets. She has varied experience advising clients on their public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as on corporate governance and other issues. Marjory is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. 
Yi Gao - Counsel - Headshot
Yi Gao - Counsel Yi Gao is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on capital markets transactions. His varied practice includes advising clients on SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and listings in New York and Hong Kong for China-based companies from various industries. He also advises these companies in their pre-IPO and post-IPO financings and investments as well as various general corporate and regulatory matters. He is qualified in three jurisdictions, PRC, New York and Hong Kong.
Adam Goldberg - Counsel - Headshot
Adam Goldberg - Counsel Adam Goldberg has deep experience representing clients across Asia in disputes and investigations, including internal and government investigations, securities litigation, and regulatory counseling, including with respect to anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering and data privacy compliance. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Adam first came to China in 1996 and has lived and worked throughout Asia, giving him a unique understanding of region-specific business needs. Adam regularly lectures and conducts training on regulatory compliance and enforcement, and has litigated a variety of matters at the U.S. trial and appellate court levels.
David Lee - Counsel - Headshot
David Lee - Counsel David Lee is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Capital Markets Practice. Having spent time in the Firm’s New York and Hong Kong offices, David has a diverse practice. He has engaged in various securities offerings and provided securities law compliance services for a number of issuer clients, including many China-based companies from various industries. He also advises these companies in their pre-IPO and post-IPO financings and investments. He is fluent in Mandarin.
Venus Lo - Counsel - Headshot
Venus Lo - Counsel Venus Lo is Counsel in the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Venus’ practice areas involve capital markets, public and private M&A, joint ventures, regulatory compliance and advisory.
Makiko Harunari - Head of Asia Banking & Credit, Registered Foreign Lawyer - Headshot
Makiko Harunari - Head of Asia Banking & Credit, Registered Foreign Lawyer Makiko Harunari is the Head of Asia Banking & Credit, practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Firm’s Hong Kong office. With a decade of prior experience in the Firm’s New York office, Makiko focuses on complex cross-border financing transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Her practice includes a broad mix of acquisition finance, real estate finance, back-leverage transactions and other innovative products. Makiko is proud to have been selected as a member of the 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows and previously served as the Chair of the Leadership Council for Year Up New York, a non-profit organization offering job training for young adults in the United States.