HFW has continued to expand its fast-growing transactional offering in Greater China with the hire of a nine-lawyer corporate finance team, including partner Matthew Wong. The team specialises in capital markets, including IPOs, as well as M&A, private equity and other transactional work. They join the firm’s Hong Kong office from US law firm Locke Lord. The move reunites the team with senior corporate finance partner Wing Cheung, who joined from Locke Lord earlier this month. Wong specialises in corporate finance and capital markets, including IPOs and secondaries, M&A and joint ventures, foreign direct investment, corporate restructurings, private equity, venture capital and funds work. He also acts on Hong Kong company law and securities regulatory compliance issues.
Kennedys has added commercial litigation partner Jane Kupsch in its Melbourne office. Her expertise is in the defence of litigation arising from large-scale corporate collapses, regulatory investigations and a wide range of commercial and shareholder disputes. Kupsch is one of very few litigators accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) as a specialist in commercial litigation, and she chairs LIV’s Commercial Litigation Specialist Advisory Committee. She has worked at boutique litigation firm Brian Ward & Partners and, more recently, at Piper Alderman.