Simpson Thacher to launch Hong Kong law practice


Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced it will launch a Hong Kong law practice later this year. According to the press release, the firm will bring on partners Celia Lam and Christopher Wong, currently at the Hong Kong offices of Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, respectively.

The firm hopes the launch will enable it to offer their clients "broader capabilities, particularly with respect to capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions."

Furthermore, Pete Ruegger, chairman of Simpson Thacher's executive committee, said: "Celia and Chris are preeminent corporate lawyers in the Greater China market. We are delighted that they will join us as we expand our China practice to include the offering of Hong Kong law." Both Lam and Wong in a variety of experience in corporate finance matters, including private equiry and securities offerings, IPOs, FDI, and mergers & acquisitions, among others.

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