Frank Voon is a corporate partner in the firm's Beijing and Hong Kong offices, and a practice area leader for the global corporate practice. Frank focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, restructurings, private equity, and complex corporate and commercial transactions.
Frank has significant experience representing global funds, multinationals, financial institutions, and Chinese privately-owned and state-owned enterprises in the health care, pharmaceutical, energy, infrastructure, resources, manufacturing, logistics, and real estate industries. Frank also has extensive and diverse experience in advising on China outbound investments, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, and other complex corporate and commercial matters, typically in Australia, Europe, South East Asia, and the United States.
Frank is a key member of and contact for the firm’s China merger and acquisition practice, which is ranked by Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) and Chambers (Asia Pacific and Global). He is also a key member of the firm’s China real estate and construction practice, which is ranked by Legal 500 (Asia Pacific). Transactions led by Frank have been recognized by directories, including two nominations for China M&A Deal of the Year 2015 and an Honorable Mention - Deal of the Year 2017. Frank was also selected and recognized in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers® in China for Project Finance and Development Practice (International Firms) in 2019. Frank was cited to be an “excellent lawyer” giving “outstanding support” by IFLR 1000 in 2020.
Prior to joining the firm, Frank worked at leading Australian, Singaporean, and U.K. Magic Circle firms in their Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore offices for over 15 years.
- “China Amends Key Medical Device Regulations,” K&L Gates Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Alert (2014)
- “MOFCOM Strengthens Merger Control Law Enforcement,” K&L Gates M&A Alert (2014)
- “Directors' and Officers' Liability in the PRC, Executive Risks – A Boardroom Guide,” Willis (2010)