Qualified in both the US and Hong Kong, Hao specializes in advising issuers and international investment banks in investment grade bond offerings involving different credit enhancement structures, public and private high yield bond offerings, liability management exercises such as consent solicitation and tender offers. Hao also has rich experience in acting as US counsel in initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Hao is consistently ranked as a leading capital markets lawyer by major international legal directories. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 praised Hao by citing clients’ feedback: “He has a charming personality and a great reputation with banks and issuers. He is very hands on”. Hao is recognized as a "Highly Regarded Lawyer" by IFLR1000 in Capital Markets, which described his strengths including "excellent country knowledge and good communication with issuers." The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 highlighted him as “The practice is leading the way in key products… Hao Zhou has made a significant impression in the market”. Hao was named to Asia Legal Business's inaugural "40 under 40" 2015 list.
Hao graduated from China University of Political Science and Law and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.
Hao is a member of KWM’s China Management Committee.