Norton Rose Fulbright has added Terence Lau as a corporate and equity capital markets partner in its Hong Kong office. With 19 years’ experience in Hong Kong, Lau joins from Hogan Lovells where he has been a partner since 2008. HIs practice includes equity offerings, IPOs, M&A, private equity, share repurchases and regulatory and compliance matters. He also works on joint ventures and schemes of arrangement.

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has boosted its marine and international trade practice with the addition of partner Michelle Yong, a specialist in energy, shipping and international trade. Dual-qualified in Singapore and the UK, she has focused on the shipping sector since the beginning of her career and is regularly invited to speak at industry seminars, sit on panel discussions and assist in events to boost Singapore’s reputation as a maritime hub. Yong has acted for banks in financial litigation matters, shipyards in complex ship and rig building disputes, oil majors, wind farms, national airlines and other multi-national corporations. She also regularly provides risk management and litigation advice on corporate and ship finance matters. Her experience in disputes is beneficial in negotiating, drafting and advising on potential risks in commercial contracts on shipbuilding, ship charters, ship sale and purchase, offshore contracts and commodities contracts. Yong advised Opus Offshore on the acquisition of semisubmersible rigs and the establishment of JV with Songa Offshore.

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