Brian McKenna joins Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong

Mayer Brown JSM announced today that Brian McKenna has joined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in its Corporate & Securities practice. Joining from Debevoise & Plimpton in Hong Kong, Mr. McKenna is a distinguished international lawyer who represents private equity sponsors, financial institutions and fund managers on corporate and investment transactions in both New York and Hong Kong across a wide range of industries, including insurance, financial services and TMT (telecommunications, media and technology).

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Latham & Watkins Adds Accomplished Contentious Regulatory Partner in Hong Kong

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce Catherine McBride has joined the firm as a contentious regulatory partner in the Hong Kong office and will be a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and the Financial Institutions Group. Ms. McBride is one of the most experienced contentious regulatory practitioners in Asia, and she brings expertise, insight, and solution-focused, practical advice to banking, private equity, and corporate clients in the region. She has many years of experience handling contentious matters, including regulatory proceedings, regulatory and criminal investigations, and civil claims across Asia Pacific. Most recently she served as Associate General Counsel, Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement for North Asia-Pacific at Deutsche Bank based in Hong Kong.

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Morgan Lewis Expands Hong Kong Presence with Addition of Funds Partner

Morgan Lewis today welcomes Alice Huang as a partner in Hong Kong* focusing on fund formation and asset management regulatory and counseling advice. Ms. Huang adds to Morgan Lewis’s global strength in investment management and will help the firm further build on its private equity, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate practices in China.

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Goodwin Welcomes Leading Private Equity Team, Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen, as Partners in Hong Kong

Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that partners Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen have joined the firm’s international Private Equity Practice in the Hong Kong office. Having worked together for many years, Freeman and Chen have developed a robust Asia-focused practice guiding private equity firms, investment banking firms, venture capital and institutional investors in connection with public and private M&A, securities offerings, financings, PIPEs and auctions in various industries.

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Taylor Wessing Grows Its International Corporate Practice in Hong Kong

International law firm Taylor Wessing has strengthened its cross-border Corporate practice with the appointment of corporate and capital markets specialist Dickson Ng as partner in Hong Kong. Dickson joins from Latham & Watkins. He is the second addition to the Hong Kong office this year following the promotion of Jennifer Ng to partner in May.

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Simmons & Simmons Expanding Asia Corporate & Commercial Practice

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the appointment of Michael Chin as a partner*, who joins the firm’s corporate and commercial practice in Hong Kong. Michael joins from Hogan Lovells and brings over two decades of extensive experience advising on a broad spectrum of corporate transactions across Asia Pacific. He is well known for his ability to bridge cross-cultural gaps, instrumental to his success completing deals in the region.

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Orrick Continues to Grow China M&A and Private Equity Team

Orrick announced that Scott D. Peterman has joined the firm as a partner in our M&A and private equity practice in Hong Kong. Scott joins from Jones Day. He is the sixth partner to join Orrick’s global M&A practice since last June and will be the firm’s fifth partner in Hong Kong. Last month, the firm announced the addition of Mark Lehmkuhler, a former Davis Polk partner, to our M&A practice in Hong Kong.

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