Clyde & Co has added Joyce Chan as a new partner based in Hong Kong. Chan advises financial services institutions and intermediaries on a broad range of regulatory and corporate matters. In addition, she has significant experience in advising multinational insurance and reinsurance companies on a broad range of corporate and compliance matters, such as M&As, joint ventures, strategic alliances, reorganisation, asset purchase, authorisation of products and establishment of compliance programs. Chan has also developed a financial regulatory practice for non-banking Fintech service providers. The work mainly relates to market entries, licencing regulations, product approvals from regulators, e-commerce and cross-border distribution of products. Prior to joining the firm, Chan spent nearly 20 years in insurance practice. She has also led the legal teams at two multinational insurers in Hong Kong. She joins from DLA Piper where she was also a partner.

Howse Williams Bowers will add Gilles Cardonnel as a partner in the corporate practice. Cardonnel and his team join from Gide Loyrette Nouel. He regularly advises clients in relation to corporate transactions under Hong Kong law (M&As, joint ventures, restructuring) with an emphasis on the luxury/retail industry and on infrastructure projects in various sectors (transport, waste, water, energy, telecoms) throughout Asia. He is a member of the Paris Bar and admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong, New South Wales (Australia), and England and Wales. Cardonnel completed the last year of his honours degree at Boston University School of Law and holds a DESS in International Business Law from the University of Lyon III – Jean Moulin as well as an LLM from the University of Melbourne.

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