5 March 2012
Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is very pleased to announce that it has officially opened an office in Hong Kong, in association with Lau, Leong & Co (“LLC”).
The association will be led by partners Loretta Lau, Madeline Leong and Nicholas Hanna. Loretta Lau is a corporate and capital markets lawyer, who was until recently a partner at Goodwin Procter. Madeline Leong is an asset, project and structured finance lawyer, until recently based in WFW’s Singapore office, and Nicholas Hanna is a corporate lawyer.
The team will focus principally on work in the natural resources, shipping, offshore oil and gas, energy, transport, and banking and finance sectors, and is experienced in equity capital markets and IPOs, asset, structured, and project finance, debt restructuring and insolvency, M&A and restructurings, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, and foreign direct investment (both into and out of the People’s Republic of China).
The opening of a Hong Kong office takes our number of global offices to 13, and significantly solidifies our presence in Asia.
Michael Greville, WFW Managing Partner comments: “Opening a practice in Hong Kong is a defining step in our strategic development, and we are very excited about the prospect of working in association with LLC. We follow where our clients need us, and as our very strong teams in our SE Asian offices have grown – and with the increased economic activity in Asia more generally – it became obvious that WFW required a complementary Hong Kong presence and direct access to mainland China.”