Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the hire of capital markets lawyer Ethan Chen in the firm’s Hong Kong office as a foreign legal consultant and partner*.
Ethan brings over a decade of US and Hong Kong capital markets experience, representing the issuers and underwriters across a broad range of sectors, including TMT, consumer, industrials and real estate. Dual-qualified in New York and the PRC, Ethan advises on initial public offerings (including SPACs) in the US and Hong Kong, other US registered equity and debt offerings and Rule 144A/Regulation S equity and debt offerings, and dual-primary/secondary listings in Hong Kong.
He also has a wealth of experience advising private and public companies, and financial institutions in pre/post-IPO matters involving mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate structure, option plans and shareholder relationships, SEC compliance and corporate governance matters.
Ethan has an impressive track record and an established reputation as a corporate lawyer. His clients include global investment banks, unicorn startups, tech companies, and leading consumer, industrials and real estate businesses.
In 2022, Ethan was named as a legal leader of tomorrow in LexisNexis’ inaugural “40 under 40”. Prior to joining the firm, Ethan was a partner of a Wall Street law firm, based in its Hong Kong office.
Psyche Tai, head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong office and capital markets, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ethan on board. His arrival will significantly strengthen our capital markets and corporate practice, enabling us to add invaluable sector knowledge as we support our clients on a full spectrum of fund-raising activities in this leading financial centre.”
Harold Tin, Hong Kong head of US capital markets at Norton Rose Fulbright, commented: “The addition of Ethan further expands our US and Hong Kong capital markets practice, and he is an excellent fit for our growing offering. Ethan is a seasoned capital markets lawyer with a matrix of experience in this space. Moreover, his deep knowledge of the TMT industry, among others, complements the firm’s sector experience.”
Ethan commented: “I am thrilled to join such a prominent global law firm which has a well-earned reputation for innovation. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience, and to working with the Hong Kong team and other international capital markets lawyers across the global network to ensure clients receive seamless service in all types of corporate transactions.”
*Ethan Chen is a partner of Norton Rose Fulbright (UK) LLP.