Simmons & Simmons has hired a new partner for its Hong Kong capital markets practice.

Jay Lee was previously an in-house lawyer with Standard Chartered Bank, where he was head of legal for Northeast Asia debt capital markets.
 
At London-based Simmons & Simmons, Lee will focus on offerings of bonds denominated in Chinese currency, or renminbi.
 
Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2008, he worked in Seoul for Citigroup, where he was the Korea legal head. Before moving in-house in 2005, Hong Kong- and New York-qualified Lee was a foreign legal consultant at Korean firm Shin & Kim.  Earlier in his career, he was an associate in New York with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
 
Including Lee, Simmons & Simmons will have 67 lawyers in its Hong Kong office. The firm has 845 lawyers worldwide.
 
Email: jseah@alm.com .