BOSTON — Ropes & Gray announced plans to open a new Hong Kong office with three lawyers from Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office.

Boston attorney Alison T. Bomberg, who specializes in debt financing transactions, is relocating to Hong Kong. Scott A. Jalowayski, who was recently a partner at Morrison & Foerster, is joining Ropes & Gray as a partner. Jalowayski’s practice centers on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructurings and venture financings.

Private equity attorneys Brian Schwarzwalder and Jay C.S. Tai, who are both former senior associates at Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office and fluent in Mandarin, are also joining Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office.

The new office will initially focus on helping the Boston-based Ropes & Gray’s existing private equity clients with their work in the region.

“China is the preeminent private equity market in Asia,” said Al Rose, a Boston partner who co-heads Ropes & Gray’s private equity group. “While the reach of our practice capability is global, having an office in the region will help us carry out our strategic aim of strengthening our position in key markets.”

The Hong Kong office is the firm’s third new office in eight months. Ropes & Gray opened a Chicago office in February and a Tokyo office in Oct. 2007.