Hong Kong – LAWFUEL – Law News Network, Law Jobs – DLA Piper today announced the appointment of Esther Leung, who joins the Hong Kong office as a partner. With extensive experience in advising companies on their stock market listings, Ms Leung also has expertise in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), private equity, corporate restructurings and China investment. Ms Leung will play a significant role in further developing DLA Piper’s growing corporate finance services in Greater China.
Ms Leung has many years experience of practice in Hong Kong with a solid record of successfully leading the initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and secondary fund raisings of numerous notable companies based in Hong Kong and mainland China. She has been responsible for leading cross border M&A and takeovers of publicly and privately listed companies. Ms Leung has also advised numerous foreign investors in setting up joint ventures and wholly-foreign owned enterprises in Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Guangdong, Jilin and other parts of China.
Nick Seddon, Asia Managing Director of DLA Piper, said: “In the past two years DLA Piper has been identifying and focusing upon strengthening its services in areas where demand from corporations, financial institutions and governments is increasing. As cross border activity in capital markets, M&A, private equity and venture capital intensifies, we will continue to recruit exceptional talent such as Esther Leung with extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the legal and financial environment – ensuring our clients always receive the highest quality counsel available in the market.”
Prior to her appointment, Ms Leung was a partner at a well-known law firm in Hong Kong. Ms Leung holds a LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Hong Kong as well as being registered in the Republic of Singapore, England and Wales.