In a significant addition to its longstanding Asia and Hong Kong securities practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced that corporate and capital markets adviser David Kuo has joined the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

Mr. Kuo represents Chinese companies and other high-yield issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of debt- and equity-linked capital markets transactions—including high-yield, investment-grade, RMB, convertibles and corporate hybrids. He also counsels on liability management exercises, including debt restructuring, tender offers and exchange offers. (more…)

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Melody He-Chen has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the Corporate practice in Hong Kong, adding further strength to the firm’s award-winning Capital Markets Group. (more…)

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Akin Gump has expanded its trade and disputes offerings in Asia with the relocation of international trade partner Tatman R. Savio from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office to Hong Kong and the arrival in Hong Kong of litigation senior consultant Vena Cheng from Morrison & Foerster.

Their arrival enhances Akin Gump’s investigations and compliance practice on the ground in Asia and will complement its highly recommended trade and litigation practices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. (more…)

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Mayer Brown announced today that Kwon Lee has joined the firm’s global Real Estate practice as a partner. Mr. Lee will initially be working out of Hong Kong before moving to the firm’s New York office at year’s end. As an active member of the Asia Real Estate outbound team, Mr. Lee will focus his practice on outbound alternative capital investment from Asia, including real estate investment matters. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited as the guarantor in relation to the issue by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sino-Ocean Land Treasure Finance II Limited, of US$700 million guaranteed notes due 2020 and US$500 million guaranteed notes due 2027. (more…)

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Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that William Woo has rejoined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on equity capital markets and M&A matters, particularly in connection with pre-IPO investments and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (both the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity work (more…)

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Deacons recently advised CSOP on obtaining SFC authorisation and the subsequent listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of the MSCI T50 ETF (more…)

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The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Michael Wong as a partner in the investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. He joins K&L Gates from Allen & Overy LLP. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited as the sole sponsor, sole bookrunner and sole lead manager on the HK$120.6 million Hong Kong IPO of Oriental University City Holdings (H.K.) Limited. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it advised the placement agents on Ayala Land, Inc.’s (“Ayala Land”) US$356 million (PHP16 billion) top-up placement. (more…)

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading law firm to global financial institutions and corporations, announces the appointment of a team of three partners and four counsel to its Greater China practice, based in Hong Kong. (more…)

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Mayer Brown JSM today announced that Vincent Sum has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance practice in Hong Kong.

Vincent focuses his practice on complex capital markets matters, including structured products, derivatives, securitisations, retail and non-retail funds, secured lending and financing and debt capital markets matters (including Rule 144A/Regulation S global bond offerings). He advises underwriters, arrangers, portfolio managers, issuers, trustees and institutional investors. (more…)

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