Following an active year advising on several
ground-breaking private equity deals in Asia, global law firm Clifford
Chance has just announced the appointment of Daniel Hounslow as Counsel.
Based in the firm’s Tokyo office, Clifford Chance Tanaka Akita & Nakagawa,
since 2000, Daniel has over 15 years experience as a corporate lawyer,
including 6 years in Japan. His appointment was effective from 1st January
and he will spearhead the Japan Private Equity practice.
Daniel has advised clients such as Whitney & Co., PPM Ventures, CVC Asia
Pacific, NIF Ventures, Deutsche Securities and 3i Group on private equity
and venture capital transactions in Japan. He recently led the Clifford
Chance team advising 3i and PPM Ventures on the sale of their combined 65%
interest in Vantec Corporation (Japan’s first secondary MBO and winner of
the “Exit of the Year” award at the recent Asian Venture Capital Awards
Roger Denny, Head of Clifford Chance’s Asian Corporate practice, commented:
“We have seen increased levels of activity in the private equity sector
across the region. Japan is a key market for private equity work and Daniel
has made a valuable contribution to the firm’s ongoing success in this area.
I congratulate him on his appointment.”
Rob Burley, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance’s Tokyo office added:
“We are delighted with Daniel’s appointment. With the anticipated expansion
of the Japanese private equity market, Daniel’s experience and knowledge,
and our Japanese law capabilities, make us well-placed to offer a
comprehensive service to meet our clients’ private equity needs in Japan.”