Hogan Lovells has appointed Samantha Campbell as a partner who will join its Southeast Asia practice as head of the firm’s Vietnam offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in March. She joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she headed the Vietnam practice. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate transactional, projects and finance work, as well as real estate and dispute resolution, with a focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors and financial institutions. Her clients include multinational corporation, banks and other financial institutions, as well as governments.

Reed Smith has appointed Matt Gorman as a partner in its Singapore office to launch the firm’s corporate practice in South East Asia. He joins from Stephenson Harwood’s Singapore office, where he was head of the firm’s South East Asia corporate practice. Gorman provides strategic advice across sectors spanning energy and natural resources, TMT, real estate and financial services to both private and public companies on joint ventures, corporate restructurings, M&As, private equity, venture capital and IPOs. Having worked in London for over ten years before moving to Singapore several years ago, he has built up particular expertise in advising companies, international financial institutions and intermediaries on transactions on the London Stock Exchange and its AIM market, in particular. He has also represented both public and private clients in various industries and from countries throughout Asia on numerous transactions, including many cross-border deals.

Tay & Partners has appointed Mohd Khairil Ezane as a partner in its Banking and Finance practice. Joining from Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, his experiences include advising on corporate finance, capital markets, including bond and sukuk issues, private finance initiative, company and debt restructuring, Islamic and conventional financing, development of Islamic financing products and templates for Islamic financing documentation. He has also advised local and foreign listed multi-national companies in various domestic and international cross border acquisitions, cross border joint ventures and project development and management. Ezane’s range of clients include local conventional and Islamic banks, investment banks, government-linked companies and major local, international and foreign private and public companies. He graduated from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He has also written articles on issues relating to capital markets in Malaysia and given seminars on takaful and retakaful regulations in Malaysia pursuant to the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013.

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