Hong Kong. Nixon Peabody’s Hong Kong office has expanded its partnership through the addition of a seasoned legal professional from the financial services industry and the promotion of a consultant to partner.
John Maguire has joined Nixon Peabody CWL from Yunfeng Financial Group where he was most recently head of Corporate Finance. He has held similar positions in other Hong Kong financial services companies.
Patrick Lee, who joined Nixon Peabody CWL in 2012, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Corporate practice.
“As Hong Kong’s capital markets continue to attract global capital, our expanded corporate team at Nixon Peabody CWL is well-positioned to assist clients from around the world,” said David Cheng, chair and managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s China & Asia Pacific practice.
John has a significant record of working in corporate finance in Hong Kong and has assisted clients in completing a wide range of transactions including: public company takeovers, initial public offerings, corporate rescues and restructurings, strategic acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reverse takeovers and fundraisings. John is also currently chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a deputy chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) Takeovers and Mergers Panel, a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange and serves on a variety of other committees and bodies.
“We are delighted to welcome John as he has a wealth of experience in the corporate finance area, including capital markets,” said Matthew Lam, co-managing partner of Nixon Peabody CWL.
Patrick Lee represents clients in Hong Kong and China on a variety of corporate matters including takeovers, secondary fundraising transactions, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters.
“Patrick has played a key role in many of our transactional engagements, and we are really excited to promote him to partner,” said Joanne Wu, co-managing partner of Nixon Peabody CWL.