Maurice Hoo has more than 25 years of experience advising private equity and venture capital investors, as well as multinationals and strategic investors, in their cross-border mergers, acquisitions, investments, restructurings, and divestments. Maurice is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong and is admitted to practice in California.
With a focus on technology companies that do business in Asia, especially China, Maurice’s deal experience spans a wide range of industries, including education, life sciences and medical devices, environmental protection and renewable energy, food, media and entertainment, mobile technology, and retail.
Since 2008, Maurice has been consistently recognized as one of the top private equity lawyers in China by legal industry publications Chambers Asia-Pacific and IFLR1000. Clients have praised Maurice and his team as “innovative,” “thinks outside the box,” “gives us lots of alternatives,” and “offers high-calibre service.”
Harvard Law School, 1990, J.D.
Boston University, 1987, B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions: International Firms, China (Highly Recommended), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions: Private Equity: International Firms, China (Valuable Practice), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Ranked, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms), China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2008–2021)
The A-List, China Business Law Journal (2020)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019–2021)
Recommended, Private Equity: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020, 2021)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
Recommended, Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018, 2019)
Recommended, Corporate (including M&A); Private Equity, Hong Kong, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018–2021)