HFW has continued to expand its fast-growing transactional offering with the hire of senior corporate finance partner Wing Cheung.
Wing specialises in capital markets, including initial public offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other transactional work. He joins HFW’s Hong Kong office from United States law firm Locke Lord, where he was Hong Kong Managing Partner.
Wing’s arrival continues HFW’s significant expansion of its global corporate and finance practices. HFW launched a transactional practice in China earlier this year and has now added 19 transactional partners across its international network since 2018, including lateral hires in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Monaco, Paris and Singapore.
Wing advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant experience in regulatory enforcement and compliance, having acted on major investigations and other proceedings by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
HFW has operated in Greater China for more than 40 years, having been one of the first international law firms to open an office in the country, in 1978.
The firm now has almost 80 lawyers in Greater China, including 21 partners, and is a market leader in aviation, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, shipping, commercial litigation and corporate.
HFW also recently brought in a market-leading team to launch in Monaco – one of 11 international office openings, mergers and associations since 2016, including a fully-integrated United States merger and other moves in Brazil, China, Indonesia and the Middle East.
HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors.
The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.