Ling W. Kong represents clients in a range of corporate transactions and financings, including mergers, stock and asset purchases and sales, venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings and recapitalizations. Ling has represented companies and investors in a wide range of sectors, including alcohol beverage, chemicals, energy, manufacturing, medical devices, packaging, pharmaceuticals, software, sporting equipment and technology.
He is also a member of our legal cannabis industry group. Our Cannabis Industry group is a multidisciplinary team of lawyers providing clients with regulatory, litigation, intellectual property, trade and tax services with respect to their investments and participation in the cannabis industry, all subject to the Firm’s obligations under federal and state laws and bar licensure rules.
Ling was a summer associate in the Firm’s New York office. Prior to joining McDermott, he was a summer associate at a US media law firm. While in law school, he served as the president of the law school student body and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and was a note editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.
Representation of a European life sciences company in various acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures including the $725 million acquisition of a pharmaceutical container business, $131 million sale of its worldwide laboratory equipment business to a leading scientific glass manufacturer, and a worldwide joint venture for life sciences products and the sale of its worldwide pharmaceutical glass tubing operations to and joint venture with a major US based glass and materials science company
Representation of a German electric utility and utility services company in the establishment of a worldwide joint venture with an engineering services company.
Representation of a global financial institution group on US alternative energy investments, including wind, residential, commercial and industrial solar systems
Representation of an American entrepreneur in the acquisition of a storied American brewing company
Representation of a family office in its $92 million sale of a basket of limited partnership interests in leading private equity funds to leading global secondary investor
Representation of a South African information technology (IT) services company in its acquisition of a US advanced IT solutions company and a US telepresence and videoconferencing company
Representation of a privately held Colombian architectural glass and window manufacturer in its $243 million business combination with a special purpose acquisition company
Representation of a national student housing company in its staged sale to a public real estate investment trust (REIT) in a transaction with a total enterprise value of $970 million
Representation of a global sports apparel and footwear company and a Korean private equity firm in the $1.2 billion acquisition of a leading global golf equipment company
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