Private funds expert joins Weil as partner in Hong Kong office

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has appointed Albert Cho as a partner in the firm’s global private funds group. He will be based in the Hong Kong office.


International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Albert Cho will join the Firm as a partner in the Firm’s global Private Funds Group. He will be based in the Hong Kong office.
“Albert will be a great addition to our global Private Funds Group, which includes leading practices across the US, UK and Asia” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “Asia is an increasingly important market for our private funds clients. With Albert’s arrival, we will have, with John Fadely, two of the leading funds partners in Asia and we are delighted that Albert will be joining our team.”
“Weil’s Asia private funds practice is a top ranked practice and with Albert we will have 9 dedicated attorneys in the Private Funds Group in Asia, which will allow us to service our clients seeking to do business in the region at an even higher level. We are excited to welcome Albert to the Firm,” said Akiko Mikumo, Weil’s Asia Managing Partner.
“Albert is a seasoned private funds attorney whose experience in a wide array of private funds will be a tremendous asset to our clients,” said John Fadely, Asia-based partner in Weil’s Private Funds Group. “Albert is highly regarded in the market, works on a range of private funds, and will be a strong addition to our global Private Funds Group.”
Mr. Cho, 42, is joining Weil from Kirkland & Ellis, where he has been a partner in both the New York and Hong Kong offices. His practice focuses on the formation of private investment funds, and he also counsels private fund clients on operational and structuring matters and provides on-going advice on legal and regulatory compliance matters. He has represented private investment funds formed by a variety of sponsors, including established private equity houses, newly established spin-off/spin-out teams, large financial services companies as well as boutique firms. He has extensive experience working with Asia-Pacific (including Korean), US and European private fund sponsors in their fundraising activities, with a focus on forming funds that invest in the Asia-Pacific region. He is recognized as a leading lawyer by legal research guides Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers and Practical Law Company – Private Equity Multi-jurisdictional Guide.
“Weil’s Private Funds Group is widely recognized as one of the very best in the world,” said Albert Cho. “I am looking forward to not only helping to further grow the practice in Asia but also to collaborating with the teams in the US and UK to offer clients world-class advice on their most complex and challenging funds matters.”
About Weil’s Global Private Funds Group

Weil’s global Private Funds Group has one of the largest dedicated funds practices in the world, with over 60 full-time funds lawyers across our primary funds office network of New York, Boston, London and Hong Kong. We specialize in the formation of significant private investment funds of all sizes and investment strategies. Our clients include a diversified group of leading fund sponsors, including some of the largest, most well-established players as well as emerging managers. The Firm is consistently recognized as a top firm for private equity fund formation in the US, UK and Asia by legal research guide Chambers, and was ranked in the top tier for private funds in the latest edition of IFLR1000.

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,200 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide, 10 of which are in the United States, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The firm’s four departments (Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation) and over two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Please see for more information, including awards and rankings.