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Christina is a Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners and in charge of global capital markets activities. She works closely with limited partners relating to capital raising and new product developments. Gaw Capital is a real estate private equity firm and has raised six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally. The firm has over USD$ 27 billion in AUM as of Q3 2020. She also serves as Executive Director of Pioneer Global Group (0224.HK) and Independent Non-executive Director and Member of the Finance and General Committee and the Sustainability Committee of CLP Holdings Limited (0002.HK).
Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Christina had an investment banking career with Goldman Sachs and UBS as Managing Director for over 15 years, with responsibilities as Head of Asia Equities Distribution and as Head of APAC Capital Introduction team within Prime Brokerage. She has deep experience in covering some of the largest institutional investors globally.
Christina is also active in community and educational sector capacity work in Hong Kong. She is currently a board member of InspiringHK Sports Foundation and advisor of Teach for Hong Kong, finance committee member and board member of Hong Kong International School, board member of Stellart International School of Arts, executive committee vice chairwoman of St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Association, corporate member of the Cheltenham Ladies College UK, school supervisor for TWGHs S. C. Gaw Memorial College and the council member of Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She has also served as the board member of The Women’s Foundation for over 10 years from 2009 to 2019 and the board treasurer of The Hong Kong Ballet Group from 2010 to 2017.
Christina received her B.S in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, California.
Dorothea Koo is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office. Dorothea leads the China/Hong Kong Private Equity Practice and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Firm's Asia Pacific Private Equity Practice Group. Dorothea's practice focuses on M&A transactions in Hong Kong and China (including takeovers and other public M&As) and private equity investments. She also advises private equity houses and other financial investors across Asia on a wide range of domestic and international private equity transactions, including buyouts, joint ventures, minority investments and exits.
Dorothea is ranked as a leading private equity lawyer for buyouts by Chambers Asia, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which lawyer?. She is also ranked as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer by IFLR 1000. Dorothea graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics, University of London with an LL.B. and the University of Hong Kong with the P.C.LL. She is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.