Cross Border Transaction Advisor
About Simon Luk
Simon Luk is chairman of the Asia practice of Winston & Strawn and a partner in the law firm’s Hong Kong office. As a cross-border transaction advisor, Luk represents multinational corporations, advising them on international corporate securities, mergers, and acquisitions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, the acquisition of assets and brand names, and U.S. capital market fundraising.
Luk has been involved in numerous notable legal cases, including representing a China-based domestic water treatment equipment supplier in its follow-on public offering, worth $90 million; and representing a global investment banking firm in a $75 million underwritten offering of common stock of SmartHeat Inc. a NASDAQ- listed company with operations in China.
Luk has been recognized by his peers again and again. The Practical Law Company Cross-Border Handbook named Luk a leading lawyer for buyouts in the field of private equity and a highly recommended lawyer for mergers and acquisitions from 2006-2012. Asia Law listed him as a top lawyer in its annual survey of Asian capital market lawyers. Legal 500 Asia-Pacific also ranked him as a leading lawyer and exceptional practitioner in corporate practice in China and Hong Kong from 2012-2017.
Involved with several professional organizations, Luk serves as an honorary legal adviser to the Hong Kong Brands Protection Alliance, Hong Kong Electronics Association, Hong Kong Electrical Appliances Manufacturers Association and the Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council.
Luk is a member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Law Society of Hong Kong and New York State Bar Association.
Luk received a Juris Doctor in 1978 from Columbia University School of Law, New York, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in 1975 from Columbia College, New York. Luk speaks Cantonese, English, and Mandarin.