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Yi Gao
Counsel
 
ICBC Tower – 35th Floor
3 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong  
 
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Phone: +852-2514-7620
Fax: +852-2869-7694
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.

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Work Highlights
  • Underwriters in the US$5 billion Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by HTSC
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and NASDAQ listing of Baozun Inc.
  • Linekong Interactive Co., Ltd. in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering
  • Underwriters in the US$1.3 Billion Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering by China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited in its U.S. IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange and its two follow-on equity offerings
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc.
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, 2005 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • University of International Business and Economics, 1999 LL.B.
  • University of International Business and Economics, 2002 LL.M.
Admissions
  • Hong Kong 2013
  • New York 2006
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.

Yi's experience in capital markets transactions include representing: 
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and NASDAQ listing of Gridsum Holdings Inc.
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Xinte Energy Co. Ltd.
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by HTSC
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and NASDAQ listing of Baozun Inc.
  • Linekong Interactive Co., Ltd. in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering by Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering by Yida China Holdings Limited
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited in its U.S. IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006, its follow-on offering of American depositary shares in 2009 and 2014
  • Underwriters in the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering by China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of American depositary shares of Sungy Mobile Limited
  • 500.com Limited in its U.S. IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of Sky-mobi Limited
  • Underwriters in the public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of Funtalk China Holdings Limited
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of  China Lodging Group, Limited
  • Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Country Garden Holdings Company Limited in its Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of Trina Solar Limited
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc.

Yi received his J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School in 2005, where he was elected Order of the Coif. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 2006 and admitted as a Solicitor of The High Court of Hong Kong in 2013. He passed the National Lawyers’ Qualification Exam of the PRC in 1999 and holds a PRC Lawyer Qualification Certificate. Yi was born in China. He received his Master of Law degree and Bachelor of Law degree from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing in 2002 and 1999, respectively. Before studying in the U.S., he worked in the Beijing office of another leading U.S. law firm on matters relating to foreign direct investments for two years.

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