Sook Young Yeu is the Office Leader of Orrick’s Hong Kong office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Sook focuses her practice on corporate and securities matters in connection with the establishment of private investment funds and ongoing representation of investment funds, fund managers, fund sponsors and fund investors. This includes private equity and venture capital investment, along with related mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and public and private securities offerings throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

During the last 30 years, Sook has advised Asian institutional investors investing in U.S., European and Asian private funds, as well as Asian private equity and venture capital funds sponsored by U.S., European and Asian financial institutions, and Asian hedge funds managed by independent fund managers. Her extensive experience covers virtually every type of fund, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate investment funds, hedge funds, buyout funds, mezzanine funds, funds-of-funds, co-investment funds and restructuring funds.

Sook has served as the administrative partner in charge of Orrick’s Hong Kong office since 2005. Before joining Orrick, she was a partner of Coudert Brothers and the partner in charge of its Hong Kong office responsible for the firm’s Asian Investment Management Practice.

  • Investment Funds/Private Equity and Venture Capital

    • Advising one of the largest Asian government investors on its cross-border fund and related investments aggregating over US$15.7 billion since the commencement of its alternative investment program in 2008. 
    • Counseling on the formation of many of the first Asia-based hedge funds and private equity and venture capital funds, including Prudential Asset Management Asia and HSBC Private Equity Asia, and pioneering cross-border investments by such funds as well as other Asia focused funds and venture investors, including China Vest and Walden Venture Capital, in multiple jurisdictions including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines.


    • Advising on numerous initial public offerings of securities in the US and in Asia, including by Shanghai Petrochemical Company, the first Chinese company with its securities listed on both the Main Board of the SEHK and the NYSE, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, a leading renewable energy supplier, and China Hongqiao Group Limited, one of the largest aluminum product manufacturers in China.

    Technology Companies 

    • Advising pioneering Asian technology companies, including Alibaba, Taobao,, in connection with fund raisings and related matters.