Women in finance: Teresa Ko Yuk-Yin

Freshfield's Teresa Ko earned her place among the region's most influential women by providing legal advice on some trailblazing capital market transactions.

Teresa Ko Yuk-Yin is a founding partner of law firm Freshfield’s equity capital markets practice and provided legal advice on some of Greater China’s landmark transactions in the last year.

During her 25-year career, she has helped state-owned enterprises in different sectors to list in Hong Kong. In one recent deal Ko worked on CITIC Pacific’s $36.5 billion asset injection and $6.8 billion share placement. Freshfields was the exclusive international legal advisor to CITIC Pacific.

“This is a critical step in the evolution of Chinese SOEs and Hong Kong’s equities market alike,” Ko said of the deal. “Global investors will now have the opportunity to directly...

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