Jones Day will add Michael Lishman as a partner in the M&A practice in its new Melbourne office on August 1, 2018. Lishman joins from Gresham Partners, a leading Australian investment bank, where he was a managing director in its Perth office. He has acted on many of Western Australia’s largest M&A transactions in recent years, including in the oil and gas, mining, financial services and transportation sectors. His experience includes public company takeovers and schemes, private M&A and complex restructurings.
K&L Gates has further bolstered its global energy, infrastructure and resources practice with the addition of Eugene Chang as a partner in the Seoul office. Chang joins from the Tokyo office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was a senior counsel. He will begin his tenure with K&L Gates in its Tokyo office, while completing his registration in Korea. Chang’s practice focuses on cross-border energy and infrastructure project developments, project and structured finance, and M&As. In the project development sphere, he has worked on both conventional and renewable power projects, and has represented both lenders and borrowers on a variety of cross-border financings, with recent experience including advising Korea Development Bank and Korea Eximbank on complex cross-border financings. Chang also has represented many major Korean developers/sponsors, such as Kepco, Posco, SK, Hanwha and Hyundai Heavy Industry on their overseas energy projects.