Will Cai

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I am a corporate partner and the head of Cooley’s Asia capital markets practice. I represent issuers and global investment banks in US and Hong Kong capital market transactions. I also advises private equity funds and multinationals in their investments in the Greater China region, as well as Chinese companies in their cross-border M&A activities.

The deals I have worked on over the years have garnered a number of rankings and accolades including the “Best IPO of 2017” by FinanceAsia Magazine, “Equity Deal of the Year for 2017” at the IFLR Asia Awards in 2018, the largest technology IPO in Hong Kong in 2017, one of China Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year in both 2016 and 2015 and one of Asian-MENA Counsel magazine’s Deals of the Year for 2015.

Why Cooley?

Collegial culture, unique platform and leading client base

Some of the clients with whom I work

21Vianet, 58.com, , ByteDance, Ehang, TAL Education, Legend Biotech, LexinFintech, GGV, Futu Holdings, Zoom

Great reads

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
Capital in the 21St Century
The Three-Body Problem
The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing
Permanent Record
Facebook: the Insider Story

If I wasn’t a lawyer at Cooley, I would be

A novelist, a journalist, or both

If stranded on a desert island, my 3 must-haves would be

Laptop (Netflix and HBO subscriptions included)
The latest Ian McEvan novels 
Yoichi Single Malt