Gladys Ma is an associate in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

She advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and capital markets transactions. 

Ms. Ma's experience includes advising:

  • Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited in its US$900 million privatisation of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd, a Hong Kong listed company, by way of a scheme of arrangement 
  • Warburg Pincus in the establishment and growth of its Asia self-storage platform, Asia Self Storage, including seed assets, joint ventures, and bolt-ons, such as the acquisition of Tokyo Reise Co. Ltd and Reise Co. Ltd., two Japan-based self-storage companies 
  • Warburg Pincus on the strategic merger of two of its existing portfolio companies, D&J China and New Ease China, two of the leading new economy infrastructure platforms in China, and its related equity financing
  • ARA Asset Management Limited (ARA), the largest real assets manager in Asia Pacific, on a US$5.2 billion business combination of the ARA Group with ESR Cayman Limited to become APAC’s leading real asset manager and the third-largest listed real estate investment manager globally  
  • Warburg Pincus and another investor as the co-lead investor group on the US$700 million Series A preferred share financing for JD Property, the infrastructure asset management and integrated service platform within JD.com group
  • Aspex Management on its Series E investment as lead investor into Klook, an online travel activities and services booking platform company 
  • Kuaishou Technology, a leading content community and social platform globally, on its US$5.4 billion initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange 
  • The underwriters on the secondary listing and US$1.07 billion initial public offering of Trip.com, a leading one-stop travel platform globally, on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited  
  • Bain Capital on the refinancing of an existing loan from CTBC to Rise Education, the leading English-language training institution in China owned and controlled by Bain Capital 
  • CVC on the financing for the acquisition of Sajjan India, a manufacturer of chemicals 
  • Carlyle on the financing for the acquisition of A Twosome Place, a South Korea-based coffee shop chain
  • I Squared Capital in connection with the amendment and restatement of a HK$7.5 billion facility   

Bar Qualification

  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts (Law), Clare College, University of Cambridge

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)