Jones Day has hired a new partner for its capital markets practice in Hong Kong.
Gene Buttrill, most recently a partner in the Hong Kong office of Proskauer Rose, mainly advises issuers and underwriters in China-related initial public offerings and corporate finance transactions. In 2010, he represented Chinese wind-turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. on a $917 million initial public offering in Hong Kong.
Before joining Proskauer Rose in 2011, Buttrill was a Hong Kong partner with DLA Piper for four years. Before that, he was an associate in the Hong Kong office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
With the addition of Buttrill, Jones Day will have 40 lawyers, including six capital markets partners, based in Hong Kong. The firm has more than 2,400 lawyers worldwide.
Jones Day last year lost a three-partner group led by former Asia capital markets practice head Jeffrey Maddox to the Hong Kong office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.