Latham & Watkins adds three partners in Asia

The US law firm hires three partners to strengthen its presence in Asia

US law firm Latham Watkins has hired three new partners to join its Hong Kong unit to fortify its private equity and leveraged finance advisory business, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The firm, which rose to 31st last year on the Dealogic Asia ex-Japan mergers and acquisitions league table from 53rd the year before, wooed Simon Cooke from Clifford Chance, a London-headquartered law firm.

Cooke specialised in private and public MA and corporate finance with a focus on pan-Asian private equity transactions and also advised on growth capital, pre-IPO investments and private investment in public equity, the firm said...

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