Sidley Austin has recruited an investment funds partner in Singapore.
Han Ming Ho was previously a partner in the Singapore office of Clifford Chance. He specializes in the structuring and formation of funds for private equity groups, hedge funds, venture capital firms and the like. Ho will serve as co-head of Sidley’s Asia practice in the area with Hong Kong partner Effie Vasilopoulos. He is Chicago-based Sidley’s first Singapore-qualified hire.
The firm was one of four international firms granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license last month, allowing it to practice Singapore law in certain areas.
 
Ho joined Clifford Chance in 2006 and became a partner in 2010. From 2003 to 2006, he was a vice president at Citigroup Asset Management in Singapore.
 
There are now 11 lawyers in Sidley Austin’s Singpore office, including five partners. The firm has 1,700 lawyers worldwide.
 
Email: tbrennan@alm.com.