Daniel Yong, the former head of the Singapore investment funds and asset management practice for
, will lead a similar practice for Stamford. He focuses on Asia mergers and acquisitions and fund formation for both local and overseas investment groups.
In March, Yong led a Norton Rose team that advised the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. on a $151 million investment in Indian power producer Greenko Plc.
Qualified in both Singapore and the U.K., Yong joined Norton Rose in 2008 and became a partner in 2010. Prior to that, he was a state counsel and deputy public prosecutor in Singapore.
With Yong onboard, Stamford has 17 directors and two counsels working in its only office. The firm declines to state its number of associates.