K&L Gates has added Greg Heaton as a partner in its investment management practice in Hong Kong. With a focus on investment management and financial services regulation, Heaton advises investment managers as well as institutional trustees, custodians, and fund administrators on a broad range of fund formation, licensing, regulatory compliance, and securities issues. He previously worked in the Hong Kong office of Deacons, with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission where he drafted legislative amendments and a code of conduct for the licensing of credit rating agencies, and at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Heaton is admitted to practice before the High Court of Hong Kong and the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

Slaughter and May has appointed John Moore as a partner with effect from 10 February 2014. Moore is a highly experienced securities lawyer who is admitted to the New York Bar and is also a Hong Kong qualified lawyer. Nearly all of his career has been spent in Hong Kong, for a number of years as a senior in-house counsel at Goldman Sachs and then as a partner in private practice at leading international law firms. Moore also served as deputy chairman of the Listing Committee of the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has appointed Albert Cho as a partner in the firm’s global private funds group. He will be based in the Hong Kong office. Cho is joining from Kirkland & Ellis, where he has been a partner in both the New York and Hong Kong offices. His practice focusses on the formation of private investment funds, and he also counsels private fund clients on operational and structuring matters and on legal and regulatory compliance matters. Cho has represented private investment funds formed by a variety of sponsors, including established private equity houses, newly established spin-off/spin-out teams, large financial services companies as well as boutique firms. He has extensive experience working with Asia-Pacific (including Korean), US and European private fund sponsors in their fundraising activities, with a focus on forming funds that invest in the Asia-Pacific region.

ZICOlaw has added Chulapong Yukate as a senior advisor for Indochina and Myanmar and Matthew Rendall as a partner of Sok Siphana & Associates, a member of the ZICOlaw network in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Yukate was a partner and Of Counsel of Deacons in Thailand and Australia, Colin Ng & Partners in Singapore and Baker & McKenzie in Thailand. He was also formerly the founding and managing partner of DLA Piper’s Bangkok office. Prior to joining the ZICOlaw network, Yukate was the group general counsel of Dhipaya Insurance Public Company Ltd in Bangkok until July 2013. He has been in private practice for 30 years, specialising in the areas of M&A, projects, insurance and international arbitration. Rendall was the managing partner of Sciaroni & Associates in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He has been working in the legal sector in Cambodia since 1994 where he was formerly a legal advisor to The Asia Foundation, Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (East West Management Institute Cambodia) and the University of San Francisco Cambodian Law and Democracy Project. Rendall has authored and co-authored legal training texts on constitutional law, property law, labour law, Cambodian and international human rights law amongst others. He served as professor of law at Cambodia national law school (Royal University of Law and Economics) and was a founding arbitrator of the Labour Arbitration Council (Cambodia).


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