DLA Piper has added Michael Horn as partner in the Singapore office. Horn will play a leading role in the firm’s Indonesia practice working closely with associate firm Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah Law Firm. Joining from Clyde & Co, he brings more than 20 years’ experience in Asia Pacific and a deep understanding of the complex nature of infrastructure transactions in the region, as well as extensive experience and knowledge of the Indonesian market. Horn’s expertise covers project finance and development, as well as trade and commodities experience. He acts for developers, governments, borrowers, bond issuers, lenders and credit enhancers.

Hogan Lovells is expanding its Dubai corporate practice with the addition of partners Charles Fuller, Andrew Tarbuck and Anthony Pallett who are joining from Latham & Watkins in Dubai. Fuller covers transactions across M&A, venture capital and private equity where his client base is a mix of regional and international private equity and sovereign wealth funds doing deals in Europe, the US and the Middle East. His recent deal experience includes advising Dubai-based Olive Group on its merger with Constellis Group and representing Spectrum Equity on its further investment in Trintech alongside Vista Equity Partners. On the other hand, Tarbuck specialises in all aspects of capital markets transactions, particularly IPOs, other equity fund raisings, debt securities and sukuk financings. He advises global and regional issuers, underwriters and financial advisers. His client work includes advising The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia on its IPO and listing of Tadawul, which was the second largest IPO in 2014 and the largest IPO ever in the Middle East (US$6 billion). Anthony has a range of banking and finance experience including real estate, infrastructure, and acquisition finance, hybrid corporate loans and structured finance. Banking clients include Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC and Emirates NBD and he has worked on financings for major regional real estate developers such as Majid Al Futtaim Group and Emaar Properties PJSC. He recently advised Skai Holdings on the financing of the Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

Morrison & Foerster has added fund formation lawyer Jason R Nelms as a partner in the corporate department of the firm’s Hong Kong office. Nelms has more than 10 years of relevant experience in both Asia and the US and joins from Proskauer Rose in New York. He focuses on advising Asia-based and US sponsors and investors in the structuring, formation, and offering of private investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, co-investment vehicles and other alternative investment products. Nelms also advises fund sponsors on management company structuring, carried interest plans, shareholders’ agreements and related internal governance matters. He has counseled investment firms and their principals in the purchase and sale of significant minority interests in asset management businesses. Nelms received his law degree magna cum laude from Boston College Law School and his BS in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

White & Case has further expanded its capital markets capabilities in Asia with the appointment of Jessica Zhou as a local partner in Hong Kong. Zhou is a US and Hong Kong qualified lawyer with a wealth of experience advising Chinese banks and corporates, as well as international banks in equity and debt capital market transactions. A fluent Mandarin speaker who joins the firm’s global capital markets practice, she has significant experience in US capital markets transactions representing Asia-based issuers and underwriters on SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S debt and equity offerings. Zhou also advises clients on pre-IPO investments, high-yield bond offerings, acquisition finance and financial structuring. She joins from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

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