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Mayer Brown today announced that Ricky Yiu will be joining its Real Estate practice as a partner. Ricky has more than 20 years of experience working on real estate and development matters in Hong Kong, PRC and Macau, including on related property acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and finance projects.

Ricky is a notary public practising in Hong Kong and a China-Appointed Attesting Officer. He is listed as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Real Estate in China/Hong Kong in Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Apart from working with partner Peter Ho on large scale real estate finance and investment matters, Ricky will also focus on private equity real estate transactions. He will work closely with the other partners from our Real Estate Group in serving our institutional investor clients locally, regionally and globally.

Peter Ho said, “Mayer Brown is renowned for having a market leading Real Estate practice. Ricky’s wealth of experience and impressive record will surely help us to further strengthen our capabilities and our growing client base. We look forward to having him on board.”

Ricky received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong before pursuing his legal education in the United Kingdom and was admitted to practise in Hong Kong in 1992. He will join Mayer Brown from Baker & McKenzie in early 2014.

The Mayer Brown Real Estate practice was recently named “Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” at the 2013 ALB Hong Kong Law Awards (for the tenth time within the last eleven years). Also – and for the second consecutive year – the practice has recently received the 2013 “Real Estate (International Firms)” award in the Chambers China Awards series.

Mayer Brown has 190 real estate lawyers in its offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and delivers comprehensive interdisciplinary real estate assistance through a seamless, team-oriented approach, which also draws upon the firm’s depth in all related areas of the law.