Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added Connell O’Neill as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Formerly with Allen & Overy, O’Neill has a robust cross-Asia practice and strong reputation in the market. His areas of focus are data privacy and cyber security issues, and technology transactions and outsourcing.
K&L Gates has added Sook Young Yeu, Scott Peterman and William Ho as partners in the firm’s integrated funds and private equity practices in Hong Kong. The trio joins from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where Yeu served as administrative partner of the Hong Kong office for the past 15 years. With extensive experience across the funds industry and in Asia, Yeu and Peterman have represented virtually every type of fund. Their combined credentials include admissions to the California, New York and Hong Kong bars, enabling them to assist clients on a broad range of US and Hong Kong regulatory and compliance matters. On the other hand, Ho focuses on M&A and private equity transactions. His practice includes representing early-to-late stage technology companies on all aspects of their capital raisings, joint ventures, acquisitions and exits. He also represents major private equity funds and venture capital funds in their investments across Asia, with a particular focus in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.
Paul Hastings has added Haiyan Tang as a partner in the investigations and white collar defense practice, based in San Diego. Tang has left her recent in-house position as chief legal and compliance officer of a leading private equity healthcare fund in China, and will relocate to Shanghai in the near term. She is an accomplished litigation partner who focuses on advising multinational companies in their global government enforcement, investigation and compliance matters, and advising China-based companies in sensitive cross-border litigation and arbitration. Tang regularly advises clients in a wide variety of sectors, including life sciences and private equity, on their high-profile US and Chinese government enforcement actions and internal investigations involving corruption, financial fraud, antitrust and competition issues, government sanctions and trade policies. She is a top expert in designing and assessing compliance programs, having led the development of many sophisticated compliance programs for companies operating in the complex Chinese business environment. Tang has extensive litigation experience in the US, and has guided top companies to victory in high-stake cross-border litigation and arbitration.
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