Seyfarth Shaw has announced the addition of corporate partner Raymond Wong in Hong Kong as the firm continues to scale its International Corporate and Commercial practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Seyfarth announced its launch in Hong Kong on February 27 through partner Julia Gorham, former head of DLA Piper’s Asia Employment Law practice and now part of Seyfarth’s market-leading International Employment practice.

“Working with many of the world’s leading companies, we are committed to addressing their growing cross-border transactional needs in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Pete Miller, Seyfarth’s chair and managing partner.

A highly respected corporate and commercial lawyer in the Asia Pacific, Wong joins Seyfarth from King & Wood Mallesons. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, general corporate & commercial, corporate strategies, IPOs, regulatory compliance, and public takeovers in Hong Kong, China and the UK.

Wong has advised many Chinese and international clients on a variety of landmark global offerings and listings on the London, New York, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo Stock Exchanges, as well as cross-border transactions in the real estate and energy / natural resources sectors. Wong will be Seyfarth’s Hong Kong office managing partner.

“Raymond brings very strong transactional experience in several key financial centers around the world that are central to our International Corporate and Commercial practice,” said Darren Gardner, chair of Seyfarth’s International practice. “We are very excited to have him join Julia and the rest of our team in Hong Kong.”

Seyfarth Shaw was recently approved by The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong. In addition, The Law Society has approved Seyfarth Shaw’s association with Wong, Wan & Partners, the Hong Kong solicitors’ firm formed by Seyfarth Shaw LLP partners Raymond Wong and Wan Li.

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