Bird & Bird has appointed Michelle Chan as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills where she headed its Asia TMT team, Chan has practised in Hong Kong since 1997 with a focus on technology, media and telecoms work since 1999. She advised regional and international operators and multi-national clients. Chan has extensive experience in regional TMT issues. She also has considerable experience in advising clients on data protection issues and non-contentious IP projects. She has worked as in-house counsel whilst on secondment to Alcatel-Lucent in Shanghai from 2003 to 2004. Chan is dual qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong, and has English, Cantonese and Mandarin capabilities.

Goodwin Procter has expanded its Hong Kong office and Asia practice with the addition of partners Andrew Yang and Christopher Yu. Yang, who joins from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy’s Hong Kong office, advises clients on private equity/M&A and US and Hong Kong capital markets transactions. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in a variety of equity, equity-linked, investment-grade and high-yield debt transactions in China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, India and Taiwan. Yang is also experienced in leveraged finance and fund formation. He is fluent in Mandarin and English and is qualified to practice in Hong Kong and New York. Yu joins from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Hong Kong. He advises clients on M&A, privatisations of HKSE-listed companies, PIPEs, pre-IPO and cornerstone investments, IPOs on the HKSE and general regulatory compliance matters in Hong Kong. Yu has Mandarin, Cantonese and English capabilities and is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and England and Wales.

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