January 10, 2007 – Hong Kong – LAWFUEL – The international law firm Jo…

January 10, 2007 – Hong Kong – LAWFUEL – The international law firm Jones Day announced today David Neuville is joining the Firm’s capital markets practice from Simmons & Simmons. Mr. Neuville has been practicing U.S. securities law in Hong Kong since 1994.

“It is always delightful to see great talent becoming a part of our already outstanding team. David’s expertise in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other aspects of securities law will add great depth to our existing capital markets practice and our client base.” said Barbara Mok, Jones Day Hong Kong partner-in-charge.

During his 13 years in Hong Kong, Mr. Neuville has represented issuers and underwriters in equity and debt securities offerings by companies based in China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand, among other places. Recently, he has acted as U.S. counsel for the underwriters in equity offerings by China Communications Construction Company Limited (raising US$2.4 billion) and Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co., Ltd. (US$275 million) and U.S. counsel for the issuer in the US$420 million equity offering by China Communications Services Corporation Limited and the US$200 million offering of high yield notes by Parkson Retail Group Limited. Before joining Simmons & Simmons, Mr. Neuville was an international partner in Hong Kong with Baker & McKenzie.

“Having been listed as one of the leading capital markets lawyers in Hong Kong in both the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, David’s outstanding performance and invaluable experience will allow Jones Day to further strengthen and expand our capabilities in the capital markets arena to meet increasing market demand in the region. We look forward to David’s contribution in another prosperous year ahead,” added Ms. Mok.

Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including more than 400 in Europe, and 200 in Asia, Jones Day ranks among the world’s largest law firms. Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

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