Mayer Brown announced today that four leading capital markets partners, Guiping Lu, Philip Hyde, Bonnie Yung and Jason Wang, have joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong, along with four lawyers.
The prominent debt capital markets team led by Mr. Lu and Mr. Hyde join from K&L Gates, while the high-profile equity capital markets duo of Ms. Yung and Mr. Wang were both previously at Paul Hastings and join from LC Lawyers LLP, the Hong Kong law firm member of the EY global network.
Their arrival further bolsters Mayer Brown's award winning capital markets team in Hong Kong, as the firm continues to grow a prominent and globally integrated capital markets product offering in the key financial centers of New York, London and Hong Kong.
“Our international and PRC institutional client base in Hong Kong continues to demand deep expertise in Hong Kong, English and New York law governed capital markets products. Guiping, Philip, Bonnie and Jason add significant bench strength to our existing debt and equity capital markets offering,” said Corporate & Securities partner, Jason T. Elder, a member of the firm’s global Management Committee.
Terence Tung, senior partner of Mayer Brown in Asia, added: "As part of a leading global law firm, we continue to invest in key industries, sectors and products, aligned with the firm’s existing areas of strength, such as capital markets. Our new partners and their team have joined us in Hong Kong at an exciting time of growth. Their extensive experience will undoubtedly enable us to build upon the success of our Corporate & Securities practice."
Today’s announcement follows on from the recent addition of Oil & Gas partner Joanne Du from Baker Botts to the broader Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong.
Brief information for each of the new partners as follows:
Guiping Lu – Mr. Lu’s practice is primarily focused on international debt capital markets transactions. He has built a strong debt capital markets practice over the years, mostly representing Chinese investment banks on Regulation S investment-grade bond offerings with different credit enhancement structures and liability management transactions. He also advises on high-yield bond offerings.
Philip Hyde – An accomplished lawyer for more than 25 years, Mr. Hyde is experienced advising on a range of debt capital markets, structured finance, derivatives, and securitisation transactions. He represents a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on advising trustees on all aspects of their transactions, from their initial appointment on new issues, their ongoing obligations throughout the term of the transaction, restructurings or amendments to actions following a default.
Bonnie Yung – Ms. Yung is known for her work advising corporations and underwriters in Hong Kong IPOs. She has advised on numerous IPO deals filed with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong including both Reg S and Rule 144A international offerings, representing international and Mainland Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong as well as issuers from a variety of industry sectors. She also acts for clients on transactions under the governance of the Hong Kong Listing Rules and Takeovers Code.
Jason Wang – Mr. Wang has extensive experience acting on Hong Kong IPO deals, large-scale cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, post-IPO fund raising and corporate compliance matters in relation to Hong Kong listed companies. He has represented a number of Mainland Chinese enterprises and also international and Mainland Chinese investment banks in a number of Hong Kong IPOs.