Paul Hastings snares Hutton

Law firm bolsters regional capital markets practice.

International law firm Paul Hastings has announced the appointment of Andrew Hutton to the firm's capital markets group in Hong Kong. Hutton has10-plus years of transactional experience in capital markets and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and United States law cross-border commercial transactions in the US and Asia.

Throughout his legal career, Hutton has represented both underwriters and issuers in debt and equity offerings, including high-yield, convertible and straight corporate debt offerings, and initial public offerings. In addition, he has also represented secondary and follow-on offerings and listings of American Depositary Receipts and Global Depositary Receipts in SEC registered transactions, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.

Prior to making the move to Paul Hastings, Hutton served Latham & Watkins in Singapore and Hong Kong for six years. Previously, he spent three years as the general counsel of Sunterra Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed California-based resort development company, where he played a leading role in both US and international transactions.

Upon joining the team, Paul Hastings will boost more than 110 corporate lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.