FenXun Partners has added Ada Hu as a financial services practice partner in the Beijing office. She will collaborate with lawyers in the Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hainan offices, as well as lawyers in the financial services group of Baker McKenzie, through the Baker McKenzie FenXun Joint Operation platform, to serve domestic and international insurance companies and their asset managers in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Joining from Tian Yuan Law Firm, Hu brings a wealth of experience, having advised leading insurance and asset management companies on regulatory compliance, policy review, policy translation and localization, capital fundraising and insurance company restructuring.
She has also advised insurance and non-insurance funds on funds formation and their investments in debt and equity investment plans, trusts and private equity. In addition, Hu has represented clients in complex commercial disputes and litigation cases.
FenXun Partners has added Stella Hu as senior counsel in the capital markets team. She is based in Beijing and will be collaborating with the firm’s team throughout China, as well as with lawyers in the capital markets group of Baker McKenzie, through the Baker McKenzie FenXun Joint Operation platform, to advise Chinese companies on cross-border equity and debt securities offerings, as well as US-listed companies on regulatory compliance matters.
Hu has strong experience in Hong Kong capital markets work. Over the years, she has assisted many Chinese issuers in the biotech, healthcare, technology, media and telecom, and consumer goods sectors with their IPOs in Hong Kong. In addition, Hu has advised listed companies on their compliance with listing rules and other regulatory matters, particularly in relation to US securities law. Prior to joining the firm, she has worked in a number of law firms, including Baker McKenzie’s Beijing office, Shearman & Sterling, Paul Hastings and, most recently, Tian Yuan Law Firm.
Hu graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law with a Bachelor’s degree in law, and she obtained her Master’s degree in law from New York University School of Law. Hu is admitted to practice in China and the State of New York in the US.
King & Wood Mallesons has added partner Nicola Yeomans to be based in its Singapore office. Having built a market-leading reputation for technical and commercial excellence, Yeomans joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she spearheaded the private capital practice in Asia.
She will take up her appointment early in the New Year.