Ashurst Bolsters Banking and Finance Practice With Two Partner Hires

International law firm Ashurst announces that it is boosting its Asian banking and finance practice with the appointment of partners Eric Tan and Daniel Lau, who will be joining Ashurst’s Hong Kong office and serving our Great China clients.

Eric has more than 15 years of experience acting for major banks in the region on complex financing deals. He specialises in acquisition finance, cross border lending, structured finance and other banking matters. He worked at Linklaters before joining Fangda Partners in 2016.

Daniel joins from Allen & Overy’s Beijing office, where he advised on a wide range of debt related transactions such as structured and acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and syndicated loans. He has significant experience working with financial institutions and corporates in financings for China outbound investment and acquisition by Chinese companies.

Hong Kong office managing partner Joshua Cole comments:

“We are delighted to welcome Eric and Daniel to the banking and finance team. Greater China continues to be a key region in terms of driving growth. Ashurst has an exceptional profile and a strong relationship with major banks and financial institutions in the region. Eric and Daniel will enhance our ability to offer exceptional client service in the region.”

Global finance co-head Jamie Ng adds:

“With Hong Kong being a major international financial centre, banking and finance are key sectors. Eric and Daniel’s hire will deepen our existing client relationships and benefit our fast growing China-facing practices.”

In addition to the appointment of Eric and Daniel, Ashurst’s Hong Kong office was recently strengthened by the hire of partner Damien Whitehead from White and Case in December 2017, a restructuring and insolvency specialist who further enhances the firm’s coverage of financial markets.

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