Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Howard Lam as a banking partner in its Asia finance practice. Lam, who joins from Linklaters, will be based in Hong Kong. He specialises in banking, project finance lending, cross-border debt restructuring and other complex financing transactions, having worked on high profile financing transactions in Europe and Asia. He has practised law since 1997, having spent much of his time in Hong Kong with a period in London. Lam is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Winston & Strawn has appointed Tejinder S Mahil as a partner in its Hong Kong office. He joins from DLA Piper Hong Kong, where he was a partner in the corporate department. Mahil’s practice focuses on M&As, venture capital and private equity investments involving domestic and international businesses across the Asia-Pacific region, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. During his more than 15-year legal career, Mahil has also advised numerous international clients on FDIs in the PRC and has advised on JV investments, acquisitions, restructurings and liquidations of foreign-invested entities. His diverse corporate practice includes advising banks and financial institutions on the financing of acquisitions and infrastructure projects and counseling prominent Indian corporations on business development opportunities in the PRC and Asia-Pacific.


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