David Kuo

Partner at DLA Piper

David Kuo

David Kuo

Partner at DLA Piper

Biography

David Kuo is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Securities Group.

Primary Focus & Experience

David has extensive experience in a broad range of transactions in Asia and the US, including representing investment banks and issuers in a variety of debt and equity –linked capital markets transactions (including high yield, investment grade, RMB, convertibles and corporate hybrids) and liability management exercises (including debt restructuring, tender offers and exchange offers). David also regularly advises on a wide range of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, business combinations and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Milbank, David’s experience includes representing:

* Barclays Bank PLC, as the sole manager, on the bifurcated tender offer and consent solicitation for 21Vianet’s RMB 1 billion bonds, to be funded by the concurrent offering of new RMB 2 billion bonds. This is the first tender offer effected for bonds traded over the CMU system;
* Bank of China International, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and UBS, as joint global coordinators, and other banks on the dual currency and dual tranche concurrent offering by CNOOC Curtis Funding No. 1 Pty Ltd. for US1.3 billion USD senior notes due 2023 and Euro 500 million senior notes due 2023, both of which guaranteed by CNOOC;
* China Automation Group, a safety systems supplier whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, on its debut issue of USD200m high yield bonds;
* HSBC, The Royal Bank of Scotland and J.P. Morgan, lead underwriters in the USD300m offering of 9.5% senior notes due 2017 issued by Yanlord Land Group Limited, a property company whose shares are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, as well as the lenders in a USD400m syndicated loan to the same company;
* Brookfield Property Partners, a US listed company focused on operating and investments in commercial real estate, on its USD500 million pre-IPO investment in China Xintiandi, a subsidiary of Shui On Land, a Hong Kong listed real estate property developer in the China;
* Ule Group Holdings, an e-commerce company and a joint venture between China Post, a Chinese stated owned enterprise, and TOM Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed media company, on its pre-IPO financing by strategic and financial investors;
* Jinchuan Group Limited, one of the largest global base metal producers on its approximately USD1.36bn unsolicited take-over of Metorex Limited, a South Africa based on Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed producer of copper and cobalt, by way of a scheme of arrangement; and
* Blackstone, Capital International, Carlyle Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PGGM on various private equity transactions in China.

Recognition & Accomplishments

David is ranked in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013; 2014) and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013; 2014; 2015) in the category of Corporate/M&A, and is listed as a Rising Star in Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2014; 2015).

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Career History
Partner
Prior - 2015

Allen & Overy Legal Services, a subsidiary of Allen & Overy LLP, is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides legal services.

Partner
2015 - Prior

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

Partner
2020 - Current

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Transactions
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Caltex Australia Ltd. purchases Seaoil Philippines, Inc.

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Cargotec Oyj purchases China Crane Investment Holdings Ltd. from The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV LP

Other Affiliations

David Kuo is affiliated with Allen & Overy LLP, Milbank LLP, DLA Piper

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