Jeffrey M. Kwok represents public and private companies in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity issuances. He has represented clients in a wide array of industries, including technology and private equity.
Mr. Kwok was previously a member of the Corporate Group in the firm’s Hong Kong and New York offices. He rejoined the firm’s Palo Alto office in 2020 after receiving his LL.M. at Columbia Law School.
His recent experience includes representing:
- F5 Networks, Inc. in its $500 million acquisition of Volterra, Inc.;
- Tech and Energy Transition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by the Macquarie Capital Group, in its initial public offering;
- Panacea Acquisition Corp. in its all-stock business combination with Nuvation Bio Inc., including a concurrent private financing;
- Schwartz Capital Group in the $800 million business combination with Opportunity Financial, LLC, an artificial intelligence-enabled financial technology platform; and
- View, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based smart window manufacturer, in its $1.6 billion merger with CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II.
Mr. Kwok’s experience while in Skadden’s Hong Kong and New York offices included advising:
- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. in its acquisition of majority stake in Travelfusion Ltd., a U.K.-based software provider for the travel industry;
- Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in its acquisition of a 60% controlling stake in Jiangsu Guoqiang Tools Co., Ltd., one of China’s largest power tools manufacturers;
- Mylan Inc., a pharmaceutical company, in its $1.15 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S private placement of senior notes in two tranches;
- Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as lead initial purchasers in a $200 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 5.625% senior notes due 2043 by Carlyle Holdings II Finance L.L.C.;
- Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as joint bookrunning managers in the $259 million initial public offering of Class A common stock of Ladder Capital Corp., a commercial real estate finance company;
- Digital Garage, Inc., a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Japanese online media company, in the privatization of its Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed subsidiary eContext Asia Limited; and
- Wynn Macau and Fast Retailing with respect to compliance, corporate governance and general corporate law matters.