ProfessionalsJohn (Jack) Lange
Jack Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department and is based in the firm's office in Hong Kong.
Jack's practice is concentrated principally on mergers and acquisitions. He is highly experienced in the representation of private equity funds and other financial investors in connection with their activities in Asia, including investment activities and portfolio company financing and acquisition activities. Jack has represented major private equity funds, as well as leading strategic investors in the technology, communications and media fields, in connection with complex and highly structured acquisitions, investments and fund raisings throughout Asia. He has advised numerous transactions for clients including KKR, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, DCP Capital, FountainVest Partners, TPG Capital, Hillhouse Capital, Apollo Global Management, General Atlantic, CDH, DiDi Chuxing and The Kraft Heinz Company.
Jack and the Paul, Weiss Asian private equity practice have been consistently recognized as market leaders. Jack was named by Private Equity International to its first “Legal Power 30,” a list of 30 private equity lawyers globally identified by the industry and by their own peers as “the best of the best.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 ranks Jack as the sole “Star Individual” for private equity/buyouts & venture capital investment in China among international firms, describing him as “pre-eminent private equity lawyer,” and “a standout individual in the market”. Another source states Jack as an “excellent lawyer who…commands considerable respect.” The Legal 500 Asia Pacific lists Jack as a leading private equity lawyer in Hong Kong, describing him as “immensely experienced” with “a magnificent reputation”. IFLR1000 2019 recognizes him as one of a small group of “Market Leaders” in Hong Kong for mergers & acquisitions and private equity, and IFLR included him in its listing of "Asia Best Lawyers 2019".
Jack received the Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution and significant impact to the Asian legal arena. The award citation refers to Jack as “one of Hong Kong’s most highly reputed corporate partners,” and as having worked “at the forefront of Asian private equity deals for over two decades.”
Jack is serving in 2019 as the Chairman of the AmCham Hong Kong Charitable Foundation. He served in 2018 as the Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and in 2012 as the President of The American Club Hong Kong.
Jack is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Princeton University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss in 1988, Jack served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State and as Deputy General Counsel of the Multinational Force and Observers, the international organization that provides the peacekeeping force under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.