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White & Case hires China high yield issuances gun

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Global top 10 law firm White & Case, has bolstered its Hong Kong capital markets practice with the addition of Margie Chan, who’s been nabbed from rival firm Norton Rose Fulbright.

Margie Chan hare more that 20 years of experience in capital markets and is a highly-regarded adviser to issuers and underwriters on high yield issuances in the China real estate sector.

She moves directly into a partner role in White & Case’s Hong Kong office.

“Continuing the growth of our capital markets practice in Asia-Pacific, where we have strong and ongoing client demand, is a strategic objective for White & Case,” said head of the White & Case Global Capital Markets Practice, John Vetterli.

“Margie’s addition is a clear demonstration that further expansion of our role advising clients on capital markets offerings in the region is a priority for the firm.”

Chan’s practice focuses on high yield debt offerings, private placement issuances and liability management transactions governed by New York law, English law or Hong Kong law.

Her appoint follows a number of key hire by White & Case aimed at growing its capabilities across the Asia Pacific.

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In Singapore new partners recently appointed include Rahul Guptan (capital markets), Tim Fourteau and Jamie Franklin (both project development and finance).

Debt finance partners Daniel Abercromby and Clara Shirota have joined the Hong Kong and Tokyo offices.

Tax partner Aldrin De Zilva and international arbitration partner Lee Carroll are new appointments for the firm in Melbourne, while in Sydney, commercial litigation partner Kate Perumal and project development and finance partners Chris Flynn and Tim Kennedy have joined.

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