Morrison & Foerster has appointed John Moore as a partner in the corporate and capital markets practice of the firm’s Hong Kong office. Moore regularly represents investment banks and global corporations in capital markets, M&A, and private equity transactions in the US and Asia. He is also currently serving as the deputy chairman of the listing committee of the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of the HKSE. Moore was previously a partner at Herbert Smith, where he was head of the US Capital Markets group for Asia. Prior to joining Herbert Smith, he was an executive director and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs, with primary legal coverage responsibility for its investment banking division in Asia ex-Japan. Moore is qualified to practice New York and Hong Kong law.

White & Case appointed Virginia Tam as a partner in its Hong Kong office on 4 July 2011. Tam is a corporate finance practitioner and was previously a partner with an international law firm in Hong Kong. Dual-qualified in Hong Kong and New York, she is experienced in China and Hong Kong-based cross-border corporate and securities transactions, as well as in international corporate finance matters with US securities law and/or Hong Kong listing rules elements. These matters include pre-IPO private equity investments, IPOs, PIPE transactions, and follow-on public offerings for Chinese businesses in the US and Hong Kong. Tam is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

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