White & Case has hired a new partner for its Hong Kong office.

Julian Chung, formerly a partner with Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, advises on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets deals.

Last year, he advised China Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd. on its $920 million acquisition of its controlling shareholder, Hong Kong-listed Prosper Well Group Ltd. In 2010, he represented Rio de Janeiro-based iron ore miner Vale S.A. on a secondary Hong Kong listing.

Qualified in Hong Kong and the U.K., Chung joined Ropes & Gray last year from the former Norton Rose, where he was also a partner. Before moving to Norton Rose in 2005, Chung was a partner in the now-defunct Hong Kong office of Seattle’s Perkins Coie. Prior to that, he had his own small Hong Kong firm called Chao and Chung with current Linklaters partner Tien-yo Chao. Earlier in his career, he worked as an associate at Slaughter and May.

According to its website, White & Case has 30 lawyers, including 13 partners, in Hong Kong. Globally, the New York-based firm has more than 1,900 lawyers working across 39 offices.

Email: jseah@alm.com.