DLA Piper hires corporate partner


DLA Piper appointed M&A and private equity expert David Kuo as a partner in its Singapore corporate practice in a move to further strengthen the firm’s offering in Asia.

Kuo joins the firm from Milbank, where he was a partner since 2015. He is known for his expertise in M&A and private equity transactions, particularly in the real estate, technology and energy sectors.

David Kuo

With experience in transactions in Asia and the US, Kuo has advised on a wide range of cross-border M&A, business combinations, and private equity transactions.

Li Qiang, DLA Piper’s co-regional managing partner in Asia, said: “David’s experience and market profile, combined with his extensive track record in advising corporate clients, will perfectly complement our global corporate business.”

Kuo’s appointment follows the addition of partners Philip Lee and Vincent Seah in Singapore, and Stephen Wong in Hong Kong.