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Lorraine Pao

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
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Lorraine is a partner in the corporate and finance team in Hong Kong. Lorraine's practice covers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financing, with particular focus on private equity investments, structured finance products, pre-IPO financings, and IPOs of BVI and Cayman Islands companies on global stock exchanges including Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.  She also regularly advises clients in China on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. Lorraine has been recommended by The Legal 500 and was shortlisted as a “Rising Star in Finance” in the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016.

Professional Background

Lorraine joined Maples and Calder in 2007 and was elected as a partner in 2016.  She previously worked for Richards Butler, Hong Kong.


University of Hong Kong, PCLL, 2002
University of Hong Kong, LLB, 2001


Lorraine is a native Cantonese speaker and is fluent in Mandarin.

Bar Admissions

2004 – Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (not practising)
2005 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (registered in Hong Kong as an English solicitor (not advising on English Law))
2012 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Areas of Expertise

Private Equity

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