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Paul Strecker

Paul Strecker

Shearman & Sterling

Central Hong Kong, HKG

Mr. Paul Strecker, the head of Shearman & Sterling’s Asia M&A group, represents buyers, sellers, special committees of independent directors and financial advisors in connection with mergers and acquisitions transactions, including take-private transactions, negotiated and hostile acquisitions of public companies, negotiated sales of private companies, subsidiaries and divisions, private equity transactions, leveraged buyouts, formation of joint ventures and asset sales. Mr. Strecker’s mergers and acquisitions assignments have spanned a wide range of industries.

Mr. Strecker also heads the Asia private equity practice and has extensive experience advising U.S. and Asia-based private equity funds, including Bain Capital, TPG Capital, CVC Asia Pacific, Citi Venture Capital International, Ashmore Group, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Norwest Venture Partners, Tiger Group and Longreach Partners, on investments in Asia.

Mr. Strecker is a leading adviser on take private transactions in Asia, having been involved in numerous recent transactions, including take private/proposed take private of 7 Days Group Holdings, Tongjitang Chinese Medicines Company, Harbin Electric, CNinsure, Asiainfo-Linkage, Focus Media, Funtalk, Hutchison Telecom and Jilin Chemical.

Mr. Strecker was named by IFLR’s Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms 2013 as a leading lawyer for M&A and Private Equity in Hong Kong and China, and was also named as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity in China by Chambers Global and Asia 2012.


Co-Author, “A Private Move,” International Financial Law Review, July 2011
Co-Author, “Taking China Private,” International Financial Law Review, December 2010

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

New York
Hong Kong

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