Jones Day has hired a new partner for its capital markets practice in Hong Kong.
Gene Buttrill, most recently a partner in the Hong Kong office of Proskauer Rose, mainly advises issuers and underwriters in China-related initial public offerings and corporate finance transactions. In 2010, he represented Chinese wind-turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. on a $917 million initial public offering in Hong Kong.
With the addition of Buttrill, Jones Day will have 40 lawyers, including six capital markets partners, based in Hong Kong. The firm has more than 2,400 lawyers worldwide.