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Hill Dickinson Hong Kong boosts ECM capability with new partner hire

Hill Dickinson Hong Kong has welcomed new partner YK Chan to its capital markets team as it reaffirms its commitment to Hong Kong’s capital market.

YK Chan, who joins from Paul Hastings LLP, will jointly lead the firm’s equity capital markets (ECM) team together with corporate partner Kurt Lau, who joined the firm from Eversheds Sutherland in September 2019.

YK is a corporate and securities lawyer who focuses his practice on corporate finance and equity capital markets transactions. He brings extensive experience to the team, representing both investment banks and issuers on initial public offerings and secondary fundraising transactions in Hong Kong, including share placements and rights issues. YK also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers and privatisation, corporate restructuring and regulatory compliance, including matters concerning the securities laws and listing rules in Hong Kong, and other general corporate matters.

Welcoming YK Chan, Damien Laracy, head of Hill Dickinson Honk Kong, said:

‘Since opening Hill Dickinson Hong Kong in 2013, we have continued to pursue a successful growth strategy, building a strong capital markets team here in Hong Kong that can also draw on the strength of our ECM teams in the UK. The addition of YK to our Hong Kong team means we now have a two-partner ECM practice here, with the ability to provide a truly international multi-jurisdictional offering. In doing so, we are also sending a clear message to the local market that our focus and confidence remain very firmly on Hong Kong.’

Commenting on his appointment, YK Chan added:

‘I am delighted to be joining Hill Dickinson at an exciting time when the firm is committed to expanding its service capabilities in Hong Kong and the region. We are currently at a compelling cycle for the global market and I believe that Hong Kong remains resilient and will continue to play a pivotal role in leading Asia’s capital market environment. I look forward to working with the many talented people of Hill Dickinson’.

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