Wen-Wei Lai, based in Hong Kong, is an international counsel and member of the firm’s Corporate Department, and M&A and Private Equity Groups.
Recommended for M&A and private equity by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021), which has described him as “proactive and responsive, ” he combines experience as both a transactional attorney and investment banker and focuses on M&A and private fund transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic and financial investments, secondary and continuation fund transactions, co-investments and GP-staking transactions.
He also has significant experience advising on equity and debt capital markets offerings, and insurance-related transactions including offerings of regulatory capital securities and bancassurance agreements.
Mr. Lai first joined the firm in 2016. From 2021 to 2023, he was a senior investment banker at Goldman Sachs assisting corporate and financial sponsor clients with sourcing, structuring and executing M&A and capital markets transactions. He began his career at another leading global law firm in New York.
He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and LL.B. from National Taiwan University. Mr. Lai is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and is admitted to practice law in New York, Hong Kong and Taiwan.