LAWFUEL – China Law News – Umesh Kumar, a senior associate from Fres…

LAWFUEL – China Law News – Umesh Kumar, a senior associate from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office has joined the Hong Kong office, primarily to assist in the development of the Greater China regulatory practice. Umesh has just completed a six month secondment to the Hong Kong office of a global investment bank. He will work closely with the corporate, finance and dispute resolution teams across a wide range of financial services and regulatory matters.

‘We are delighted to welcome Umesh to our Hong Kong office,’ said Clive Rough, Hong Kong managing partner. ‘Umesh will play an important role in growing our Greater China financial services and regulatory practice with a view to securing more work from our core investment banking clients, both on the non contentious and contentious side. He will also draw on the regulatory expertise of our Shanghai and Beijing offices to achieve this objective.’

Umesh Kumar is a senior associate who qualified in March 1998. Since qualifying, he has worked predominantly in our London office. He has worked for a range of international financial institutions (investment banks, asset managers and insurers) and his experience includes a mix of regulatory advisory work (advising on all aspects of UK, European and international financial services legislation); prime brokerage and repos, stocklending and derivatives work. He has also worked on a number of major transactions involving financial institutions including, most recently, the sale by Deutsche Bank AG of its UK asset management business.

Umesh graduated with a B.A. Law, First Class, Balliol College, Oxford University and an LL.M. University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the Bar of England & Wales.

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