Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/26/10


Posted on February 27, 2010 at 2:02 AM

Goodwin Proctor has hired Lorraine Lau, formerly a partner at Mayer Brown, to be part of their business law department in Hong Kong.  Lau will work with the firm’s corporate practice in the US in order to expand the firm’s presence and client base in Asia.  Lau specializes in corporate finance, capital markets, and securities transactions, which complements the firm’s expertise in the US.  She also is knowledgeable about Hong Kong law and her hire will allow Goodwin Proctor to start providing clients with advice about Hong Kong law. She has previously advised both international and PRC corporations, along with top-tier investment banks in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Hong Kong and the PRC.  Her practice includes advising on all aspects of corporate law, including M&A, capital markets, IPOs, private equity and foreign direct investments, Sino-foreign joint ventures, debt restructurings and workouts, as well as takeovers and privatizations

Baker & McKenzie has enticed Haruhiko Ogasawara to join as a counsel in its Tokyo banking & finance practice group. He previously was a junior partner at Atsumi & Partners, where he focused on real estate securitization, public offering of J-REITs and securitization of loan receivables. He is also has experience in M&A, finance and capital markets.  There are now 41 lawyers in Bakers’s Tokyo banking & finance practice group with Ogasawara’s hiring.

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