HFW has hired senior corporate finance partner Wing Cheung. He specialises in capital markets, including IPOs, as well as M&A, private equity and other transactional work. Cheung joins HFW’s Hong Kong office from US law firm Locke Lord, where he was Hong Kong managing partner. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, and he also has significant experience in regulatory enforcement and compliance, having acted on major investigations and other proceedings by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has added Zubin Mehta as a partner in the banking and finance practice. To be based out of the Mumbai office, Mehta brings over 13 years’ experience in advising and representing banks and borrowers across a broad spectrum of transactions, including structured finance, acquisition finance, factoring and trade finance. He has also represented banks and financial institutions on various regulatory matters, including setting up their banking operations and helping them introduce diverse banking products in India. Mehta earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the ILS Law College, University of Pune. He has worked with Dave & Girish & Co for two years, AZB & Partners for ten years, and Veritas Legal for two years, as a partner.
Walkers has added Nick Davies as a partner in the firm’s global finance and corporate group, where he will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He joins from an international offshore law firm, and comes with a wealth of experience in finance and corporate, with specialist focus on debt capital markets/structured finance and private equity. Davies also has a wealth of onshore experience, practising as an English capital markets and finance lawyer with several of the magic circle firms. He brings a broad range of international experience and network, having worked in the UK, Moscow, Jersey, Cayman and Hong Kong/Greater China.