Norton Rose announces new Hong Kong corporate finance partner

27 January 2011


International legal practice Norton Rose Hong Kong announced today that Ji Liu is to join the Hong Kong office's US securities law team at partner level. Ji Liu will join from Shearman & Sterling, Menlo Park Office, California, USA, where he is a Senior Associate.

Ji is a US securities law specialist and has strong experience in both equity and debt offerings. He has advised in connection with domestic and cross-border capital market transactions such as equity, investment grade, high yield, convertible debts and rights offerings in a wide range of industries, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, shelf registrations and Rule  144A/Regulation S offerings, mergers and acquisitions, spin-off, joint venture, securitisation, bank finance and venture capital financing.  Ji has also advised in relation to securities matters, corporate governance and other general corporate issues.

David Stannard, Head of Asia for Norton Rose Group, said:

"Ji is an excellent addition to our team - his extensive US securities law experience strengthens our existing corporate practice, and reinforces our ability to cover US
law aspects of securities offerings and other US law work to our clients across the region.  Norton Rose Hong Kong has experienced substantial growth in the past year,
particularly in our corporate finance practice,  and we expect this growth to continue this year."

Ji said:

"I am very excited to be joining the Norton Rose team in Hong Kong. The Norton Rose Hong Kong corporate group is a leading player in the Hong Kong legal market and I am impressed by the outstanding reputation of the team internationally."

Ji's appointment will bring the total to 52 at partner level across the Norton Rose Group offices in Asia.  In Asia Pacific,  the Norton Rose Group has more than 800 lawyers, operating from 13 offices, creating a major legal practice across the entire region.

For further information please contact:

Lorraine Lee, Regional business development manager

+ 852 3405 2324