Linklaters re-hires partners in PE, M&A, financial regulation teams

Betty Yap and Carl Fernandes rejoin the UK law firm as partners within its corporate and financial regulation practices.
Betty Yap
Betty Yap

London-headquartered law firm Linklaters on Thursday (December 16) announced it had appointed Betty Yap and Carl Fernandes as partners within its corporate and financial regulation practices, respectively.

Yap and Fernandes will join the firm “in early January 2022”, a spokesperson for Linklaters told FinanceAsia.

Yap and Fernandes are both former Linklaters lawyers.

Yap worked with Linklaters as a partner in Hong Kong between 2004 and 2016, serving as the firm’s head of China from 2011 until she left. She was most recently a managing partner at US-headquartered Paul, Weiss’ China practice. Upon re-joining Linklaters, she will assume the role of global co-head of the firm’s financial sponsor group, based in Hong Kong.  

Fernandes worked at Linklaters in Hong Kong and London from 2001 to 2018, heading the firm’s Asia financial regulation practice. 

He was most recently a partner in Latham & Watkins’ financial regulatory group, based in London. He will be relocating to Asia after a period of time, the announcement said.

“Asia remains a key area of strategic focus and investment for the firm and these hires will enhance our capability and coverage across Asia and globally, to meet the growing demands of the region and our global client base,” the spokesperson said.

“We are delighted to welcome Betty and Carl back to the firm,” said Linklaters’ Asia managing partner William Liu in the announcement. Liu joined the company in June.

“The hire of these prominent industry veterans reflects our commitment to further enhancing our truly ‘world class’ client offering,” he added.

¬ Haymarket Media Limited. All rights reserved.
Share our publication on social media
Share our publication on social media