|Janine Ryan has joined Gilbert + Tobin as a partner in the corporate transactions group. She was previously a special counsel for Freehills. Ryan specialises in equity capital markets with significant expertise in equity capital raisings, hybrid securities and other capital management initiatives including on and off-market share buy-backs, capital reductions, dividend reinvestment plans, share purchase plans and share sale facilities. She also specialises in mergers and acquisitions.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP welcomes the arrival of Weiheng Chen, an experienced private equity/ M&A and capital markets lawyer. Chen has joined Milbank’s Hong Kong office as Asian counsel. Chen, who has joined Milbank after eight years at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Hong Kong, is an experienced capital markets lawyer and has advised on major securities offerings including the global IPOs and HKSE listings of Alibaba.com, Bank of China and China Shenhua Energy as well as the SEC-registered offerings and NYSE listings of China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd and Mindray Medical International Ltd.
Norton Rose LLP has announced that Justin Wilson will join as a partner in the Shanghai practice. He joins from Clifford Chance Shanghai where he was a counsel specialising in cross-border M&A, private equity and inward investment into China. Wilson is an experienced corporate lawyer with more than 10 years experience in the Asian market, having worked in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. His areas of expertise include advising on cross-border M&A transactions, regional joint venture arrangements, corporate reorganisations and restructuring and advising on the establishment of businesses in Asia. Wilson has previously worked at Norton Rose Singapore in the corporate commercial department.
Vinson & Elkins LLP has announced that Christopher Walker, a leading lawyer in international arbitration and litigation, is joining the law firm as a partner effective immediately. Walker, a long-time partner at Linklaters in London and Hong Kong, joins V&E’s international dispute resolution practice group.