|Jones Day has appointed Joseph Lee as a partner to the firm’s capital markets practice in its Hong Kong office. Lee focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities transactions, with particular emphasis on IPOs on the HKSE. He has also advised listed and private companies in Hong Kong on a broad range of M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions, and has extensive experience in corporate restructuring and reorganisation. An LLB graduate of the University of Alberta in Canada, Lee is admitted to the Hong Kong and British Columbia bar. Before joining Jones Day, he was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Fried Frank.
Stephenson Harwood has expanded its international shipping practice with the appointment of new partner Dirk Janssen in the firm’s international shipping and energy practice. An expert in shipping, commodities and energy litigation, Janssen is qualified to practice both German and English Law. Earlier in his career, Janssen worked with Lebuhn & Puchta in Hamburg before moving to London in 1995 and Singapore in 1997. He now joins the firm from Holman Fenwick Willan.
Winston & Strawn LLP has strengthened its corporate and M&A practice with the appointment of Bertrand Theaud as a partner in its Shanghai office. Most recently a partner for DLA Piper in Shanghai, Theaud will focus on corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He has participated in various domestic and cross-border deals for French and other foreign clients in diverse industries, with a more specific expertise in retail and chemical. He also has assisted foreign investors in all legal aspects of projects in China, including setting up and restructuring joint ventures, merging foreign-invested and Chinese domestic companies, advising on the establishment of holding companies, implementing sales networks, and protecting intellectual property. Theaud has also acted as external counsel for various industrial unions. Among others, Theaud has advised the largest foreign retailer in China on the reorganisation of its corporate structure and the completion of various acquisition projects.
Wong & Partners, the Malaysian member firm of Baker & McKenzie, has appointed banking and finance lawyer Mark Lim as a new partner to head the firm’s finance and projects practice in Kuala Lumpur. Lim joins the firm from Albar & Partners where he was an equity partner in that firm’s banking and finance practice. In the course of his 13 years of legal experience, Lim has accumulated a wealth of experience in debt capital market instruments, structured finance, project finance and Islamic finance. He is a well-recognised lawyer in his field, and has been hailed by Asian Counsel magazine as having worked on some of the top deals in Asia.