The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Chris Swift has joined as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Formerly a partner with Allen & Overy, Mr. Swift will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office.
Mr. Swift focuses his practice in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructurings, and general corporate finance. Mr. Swift has more than 15 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region and has led some of the largest and best known M&A and ECM transactions during that period. He is a member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, and his public M&A and regulatory experience includes two years in a senior position at the London Takeover Panel.
“Chris’s background and experience will no doubt add significant value to our M&A capabilities in Asia,” said Bob Profusek, leader of the global M&A Practice at Jones Day. “We are confident that he will play a significant role in helping to develop the practice, not only in Greater China, but across the region.”
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Hong Kong Office” said Robert Thomson, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day Hong Kong. “Chris’s significant experience and track record, make him an outstanding asset to our clients in Hong Kong and around the world and only further strengthens our M&A credentials in Asia.”
Mr. Swift completed his Law Society Final examinations at the College of Law, London and received his LL.B. degree from the University of Leeds. Mr. Swift is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong.
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