Chicago-based law firm Mayer Brown has added four new capital markets partners to its Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong, along with four lawyers.
Guiping Lu and Philip Hyde (both previously at K&L Gates) will lead the firm’s debt capital markets team while Bonnie Yung and Jason Wang (both previously at Paul Hastings and LC Lawyers LLP) will head up the Mayer Brown equity capital markets team.
Guiping Lu’s practice is primarily focused on international debt capital markets transactions.
He has built a strong debt capital markets practice 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 is an accomplished lawyer with 25 years’ experience advising on a range of debt capital markets, structured finance, derivatives, and securitization transactions.
He has a particular focus on advising trustees on all aspects of 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 is known for her work advising 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 along with 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 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.
Wang has represented many Mainland Chinese enterprises and also international and Mainland Chinese investment banks in a number of Hong Kong IPOs.
Mayer Brown Corporate & Securities partner Jason Elder said picking the right legal minds for the roles was critical since the firm’s international and China 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,” Elder said.
Mayer Brown senior partner in Asia Terence Tung added the firm will continue to invest in capital markets.
“Our new partners and their team have joined us at an exciting time. Their extensive experience will enable us to build upon the success of our Corporate & Securities practice,” Tung said.
The latest hiring announcement followed a recent addition of Oil & Gas partner Joanne Du from Baker Botts to Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong.
Mayer Brown is a global law firm with 200 lawyers spread across offices in New York, London and Hong Kong advising companies and financial institutions on complex deals and disputes.
The company focuses on high-stakes litigation and transactions across industry sectors, including the global financial services industry.