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Virginia Tam, K&L Gates

Virginia Tam

K&L Gates
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2230 3535
Email: virginia.tam@klgates.com

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Practice areas

M&A; Corporate; Capital markets


Virginia Tam, a partner in K&L Gates’ Hong Kong office, has more than 20 years of experience in representing clients in cross-border transactions in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles. Her practice includes representing Chinese businesses in outbound acquisitions and assisting financial institutions and corporate clients with private equity investments across the Greater China region. She also represents US and Hong Kong listed companies, private equity and venture capital funds, and financial institutions.

She regularly advises clients on US securities law and Hong Kong listing rules-related issues, and has substantial experience working on a broad range of matters in this area, including private and public acquisitions, private investment in publicly traded equities (PIPEs), pre-IPO investments, joint ventures, capital market exits, and privatisations.

Tam delivers seminars regularly at law societies, academic institutions and professional organisations covering a wide range of topics, such as alternative business structures, the success and failure of law firms, venture and private equity financing, and US securities laws. She is the author of the Hong Kong chapter of International Mergers and Acquisitions, a multi-volume treatise published by Wolters Kluwer. She also regularly publishes articles in trade journals covering practice management-related topics, as well as issues concerning the privatisations of US-listed Chinese companies and distressed mergers and acquisitions in Hong Kong.

Tam is licensed to practice New York and Hong Kong law. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, Yale University with a master’s degree in physics and Columbia Law School with a doctor of jurisprudence. Her native language is Chinese. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.

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