Jones Day expands fund formation capabilities in Asia with addition of Scott D. Peterman in Hong Kong

Jones Day is pleased to announce that Scott D. Peterman has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice. Formerly a partner with Sidley Austin, Mr. Peterman will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office.

Mr. Peterman is a recognized market leader in the representation of private fund sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of alternative investment vehicles, including private equity funds, real estate funds, and hedge funds. Mr. Peterman is currently ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific in “Band 1” for China Investment Funds. Together with our Band 1 ranked Singapore investment funds practice, Jones Day now has increased capability to advise fund sponsors and investors on an Asia-wide basis.

“We are delighted to welcome Scott to the Hong Kong Office,” said Robert Thomson, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day Hong Kong. “Scott’s extensive industry knowledge and market leading experience make him a great asset to the Firm and significantly enhance not only our global private equity capabilities, but also our collective office and Firmwide offering to local and international clients.”

Mr. Peterman also advises on general corporate and commercial transactions, including M&A, leveraged buyouts, venture capital, and entrepreneurial transactions ranging from several million dollars to more than US$5 billion; capital markets transactions; debt and equity restructurings; and the regulatory issues implicated by these matters. Mr. Peterman’s practice also focuses on the representation of high tech and communications companies, both large and small, as well as network, broadband, wireless, telecom, Internet, cable, and communications hardware and software businesses.

“Scott is an outstanding lawyer and an excellent addition to the Firm and our practice,” said Chuck Hardin, leader of Jones Day’s global Private Equity Practice.

“Scott’s impressive track record and substantial experience through the entire life cycle of investment funds brings tremendous additional value to our existing pan-Asian capabilities and is an ideal supplement to our robust U.S. and European real estate and private equity investment funds practice,” said Bob Lee, leader of Jones Day’s global Real Estate Practice.”

Mr. Peterman has lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, and London. While in Taiwan, he studied at The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP), where he received a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS). Mr. Peterman earned his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.

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