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Mayer Brown today announced that Vincent Sum has joined the firm as a partner in the Banking & 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.

Vincent has been ranked numerous times for his work in derivatives, structured products and securitisation by leading legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, as well Legal 500. He is also named a “leading lawyer” in capital markets, structured finance and securitisation by IFLR1000 in 2014.

Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice leader Richard Stock said, “Vincent is an important addition to our practice. His structured products, derivatives and securitization capabilities will further expand our global footprint. We look forward to working with him.”

Stuart Litwin, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Structured Finance practice, added: “Asia, and particularly China, is becoming a more significant focus of our Structured Finance practice. Vincent is a well-known and extremely capable structured finance lawyer who speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He serves terrific clients and has a great reputation in the market. We are very proud that Vincent has joined our firm.”

Vincent has degrees spanning Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics and is qualified to practice in Hong Kong, New York and England and Wales.