King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has strengthened its capital markets practice with the hire of a new counsel.

Jason Kuo joins the firm’s Hong Kong office from Paul Hastings where he worked as a partner.

Hao Zhou, a Hong Kong partner at KWM, said of the hire: “Jason’s appointment reflects the consistent demand for comprehensive experience and excellent legal and execution skills in cross-border debt and equity capital market transactions, which continues to grow.” 

Kuo specialises in capital markets and has over 25 years' experience advising on securities transactions, including IPOs, debt offerings, tender offers, private placements, and pre-IPO venture capital investments. He also advises on US corporate and regulatory matters.