Jones Day is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Maddox as a partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. Jeff joins the firm from the Hong Kong office of Clifford Chance, where he was head of the office’s U.S. securities practice and regional coordinator for the practice in Asia.

Jeff’s practice focuses on representing Asian issuers and international issuers on public and private equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings, high-yield debt offerings, Yankee Bond issues and Rule 144A private placements, as well as corporate recapitalizations, debt restructurings and issuer tender offers. He was recently named as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate finance and securitization / structured finance in the 2003 edition of AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers. Jeff has been practicing U.S. securities law in Hong Kong since 1994 and before that practiced in New York.

In describing his reasons for joining Jones Day, Jeff explained “I am delighted to be joining the dynamic Jones Day team. The strong strategic focus here on Asian corporate clients is very important to me. These companies are the global market leaders of the future and will be accessing international capital markets with increasing frequency and utilizing increasingly complex financial tools. Jones Day is well positioned to provide the right legal advice from the right places in Asia.”

Commenting on Jeff’s arrival, John Chrisman, Coordinator of the firm’s Asia Pacific International Securities practice, said “Jeff is a talented lawyer with significant experience in relation to Asia transactions. He brings to the firm substantial U.S. and international capital markets expertise which will further bolster Jones Day’s existing strength in this practice area in Asia.”

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