Goodwin Procter has hired private equity partner Daniel Lindsey from Kirkland & Ellis in Hong Kong.

Lindsey focuses on debt finance transactions across Asia and Europe. Last year, he was involved in the $6.8 billion buyout of Chinese shoe retailer Belle International Holdings Ltd. by a consortium led by private equity firms Hillhouse Capital Group and CDH Investments, representing the consortium’s financial adviser Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was also involved in the $6.3 billion acquisition of Hong Kong-based shipping firm Orient Overseas International Ltd. by Chinese shipping giant COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. Ltd. and state-owned port operator Shanghai International Port Group Co. Ltd., as counsel to the acquirers’ financial adviser UBS.

Before joining Kirkland in 2016, Lindsey practiced at Linklaters for almost nine years, most recently as a managing associate.

“Daniel joins Goodwin as we continue to strengthen our Asia offering by providing comprehensive transactional advice to our clients, mainly private equity firms and technology, media and life sciences companies,” Yash Rana, the chairman of the firm’s Hong Kong office, said in a statement.

Goodwin Procter has been expanding its Hong Kong office this year. In May, the firm recruited former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton private equity associate Bosco Yiu as a partner; in October it hired former Paul Hastings private equity partners Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen; and in March it relocated funds partner Gregory Barclay from London after the departure of corporate partner Nian Qing to longtime firm client BeiGene Ltd., a Nasdaq-listed Chinese cancer drug maker.

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