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Tim Gardner is the Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office and a partner in the Firm’s Corporate department. Tim focuses exclusively on private equity and mergers & acquisitions and regularly advises global, pan-Asia and local private equity sponsors and corporate clients on a wide array of complex and cross-border transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tim has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific. As one of the very few Band 1 lawyers in China’s Private Equity space, Tim has earned a reputation from clients as “technically incredibly strong and commercially savvy”, “extremely hands-on, very detail-oriented and yet also capable of delivering commercial, pragmatic advice”, and “very thoughtful and efficient and especially good at executing complicated transactions on tight timelines.”
Tim has extensive experience in private and public acquisitions, leveraged and management buyouts, going private transactions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, PIPEs and other financings, minority investments and divestitures across a range of industries, including consumer, technology, healthcare, education, industrials and financial services.
Tim has represented many leading private equity funds, other financial sponsors, and corporates including Advent International, Alibaba Group, Baring Private Equity Asia, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), Canadian Solar, FountainVest Partners, Hillhouse Capital, MBK Partners, Oaktree Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, PAG, Primavera Capital, Providence Equity Partners, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP), and TPG Growth and TPG Capital, among others.