Orrick recruits partner for M&A and PE group

Law firm Orrick has hired Mark Lehmkuhler as a partner for its M&A and private equity group. Based in Asia, he previously worked at Davis Polk where he was a partner.


June 20, 2017 – Orrick announced today that Mark Lehmkuhler has joined the firm as a partner in our M&A and Private Equity Group, resident in our Hong Kong office. Mark is the fifth partner to join Orrick’s global M&A practice since last June.

“Mark is a terrific addition to our Asia team, and in particular our China Corporate practice as we focus on serving Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies in their outbound investment activities,“ said Xiang Wang, Orrick’s Asia Managing Partner.

“M&A and private equity are strategic priorities for us in Asia, and we are excited to add a practitioner of Mark’s caliber,“ added David Halperin, Orrick’s Hong Kong Office Leader.

Mark focuses on M&A and private equity transactions, debt restructurings and other complex cross-border transactions. He is deeply experienced in the technology, energy & infrastructure and private equity sectors, having advised some of the most sophisticated companies and investors in inbound and outbound activities in Greater China and Southeast Asia. He previously practiced in Asia for nearly two decades with Davis Polk, where he was a partner.

While at Davis Polk, he led the firm’s corporate team on a number of high-profile and groundbreaking transactions including CITIC Capital’s US$890 million going-private buyout of AsiaInfo-Linkage, DLF Limited’s sale of the Aman luxury resorts chain, and Kerry Group’s US$950 million sale of its QGX coal mine to Mongolia Mining Corporation.

“Orrick has a tremendous platform for Chinese and other Asian companies with global ambitions. The firm has top-quality practitioners in 25+ markets worldwide and is well-known in China and the rest of Asia,” said Mark. “I’m excited to join and help grow the Asia team.”

Mark has earned high ratings in both M&A and private equity from Chambers Asia and IFLR1000. He earned his J.D., Order of the Coif, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Rodman and Echols Scholar.