Dentons Hong Kong has added Norman Hui and Rachel Han as partners. Formerly with Eversheds Sutherland, Hui and Han will continue to practice in the areas of equity capital markets, corporate finance and M&A. They will bring additional capacity to the firm’s thriving corporate finance practice in Hong Kong. Hui has joined as the head of Hong Kong equity capital markets. He specialises in equity capital markets, corporate finance, M&A and other corporate transactions. He also has a focus on financial services, advising funds and asset management clients on regulatory issues, and has extensive experience in general commercial work. On the other hand, Han also specialises in equity capital markets, corporate finance and M&A transactions. She also has extensive experience in general commercial work.
Twenty Essex has added Andrew Ayres QC to Chambers. Ayres brings an established and successful commercial disputes practice, with a strong core of trial advocacy in courts across the globe. He has well-established multi-jurisdictional connections, particularly in Asia Pacific and with the offshore community. His expertise will also complement the set’s leading status in international arbitration. He takes appointments as arbitrator and regularly appears before international and domestic panels.
Yoon & Yang has added Jaebum Seok, a former Deputy Minister for ICT Policy of the Ministry of Science and ICT, and Sugyoung Yi, a former Senior Deputy Director of the Korea Communications Commission’s (KCC) Broadcasting Infrastructure Bureau OTT Policy Cooperation Team, as senior advisor and partner, respectively. Seok, a broadcasting and communications policy expert, joins the firm after serving various high profile governmental positions, including the Ministry of Science and ICT, the KCC, and the Office of the Presidential Secretary for Future Strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Seok was the president of the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation. During his government tenure, Seok served as the Communications Competition Policy Director, Communications Planning Director and Communications and Broadcasting Policy Supervising Team Head of the ICT Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Assistant Secretary for Industrial Policy of the Office of Presidential Secretary for Economy, the Finance and Planning Officer of the MSIT, the International Cooperation Officer, Policy Planning Officer and Broadcasting Promotion Planning Officer, and Director General for Network Policy of the KCC, the Director General for Communications Policy of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the Broadcasting, Information and Communication Secretary of the Office of Presidential Secretary for Future Strategy, the Deputy Minister for ICT Policy of the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the President of the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Promotion, whose name was changed to the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation in December 2018. On the other hand, Yi joins the firm after serving 14 years as a government official. During her term at the Korean government, she was responsible for enforcing regulations on the broadcasting industry, while serving at the KCC’s Programming and Evaluation Policy Division, Broadcasting Infrastructure Coordination Division, Consumer Policy Coordination Division, Privacy Protection and Ethics Division, and the Broadcasting Policy Planning Division. Most recently, she served as the senior deputy director of the KCC’s OTT Policy Cooperation Team.