Hong Kong — Mayer Brown is pleased to announce the expansion of its Corporate & Securities practice with the arrival of Steven Tran as a partner in Hong Kong. 

Mr. Tran, who was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and was most recently a partner at Hogan Lovells, is an accomplished private equity and M&A lawyer who has been based in Asia for nearly 20 years. He represents private equity funds, major financial institutions and corporations in a wide variety of complex multi-jurisdictional deals throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

“Steven’s appointment reflects the continued growth of our corporate capabilities in Hong Kong as a service hub for Asia,” said Jason T. Elder, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice. “We expect this momentum in our practice to continue, particularly in private equity, as we expand to meet our clients' needs with world-class lawyers who have extensive Asia-Pacific experience. We are very pleased to have recruited such a high-caliber partner in Steven to complement our group of top-notch lawyers.”

“We are delighted that Steven has joined us,” added Terence Tung, the senior partner of Mayer Brown in Asia. “His track record in deal making, sterling reputation and operating experience across a number of important Asian jurisdictions will bolster our firm’s global platform. His appointment is also a continuation of our commitment to recruit top legal talent in Asia.”

“Mayer Brown’s extensive experience advising clients on a variety of complex, cross-border and high profile strategic transactions has compelled me to join this distinctively global law firm,” said Mr. Tran. “I am hugely impressed with the firm’s clientele and its integrated approach to providing outstanding service to clients anywhere in the world. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues in Asia and beyond.”

Mayer Brown has a dynamic private equity team in Asia, including Mark Uhrynuk in Hong Kong and recent arrivals Rod Brown in Singapore and Brian McKenna in Hong Kong. In addition to expanding the team in Asia, Mr. Tran’s arrival strengthens the firm’s global private equity capabilities, forging a stronger connection with groups led by Perry Yam in London and Philip Brandes in New York. 

Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice is an essential component of the firm’s global capabilities. The firm’s lawyers have participated in private equity and M&A transactions in virtually every industry.