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Will Cai, JD Partner and Head of Asia Capital Markets at Cooley LLP

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Mr. Will Cai is partner and head of Asia capital markets at Cooley LLP. He is also the founding partner of Cai, Lee & Partners, a firm of Hong Kong solicitors which will practice in association with Cooley LLP’s Hong Kong office to be established as a registered foreign law firm following the necessary approvals having been obtained from The Law Society of Hong Kong. Will’s practice focuses on cross-border China-related legal matters. He represents issuers and global investment banks in US and Hong Kong capital market transactions. He 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.

Will has worked on 40+ successful IPOs in the US and Hong Kong capital markets in the last decade, with a focus on technology and new economy companies. In addition, Will has represented a significant number of leading new economy companies in their M&A transactions, including a number of landmark deals. From 1997 to 2003, Will worked for the Supreme People’s Court of China as a judicial clerk, where he acquired extensive experience and knowledge of the Chinese judiciary. Will received his JD from Stanford Law School and LLB from China University of Political Science and Law.