Hong Kong firm Howse Williams Bowers has hired a corporate partner.

Peter Bradley joins from the London office of Stephenson Harwood, where he was a partner and head of the firm’s U.K.-based China practice.Bradley’s work has included capital markets offers, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, with a particular focus on Asian clients looking to raise money on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.

This will be Bradley’s second stint in Hong Kong, the first with Stephenson Harwood between 1991 and 2000. He became a partner of the firm at the midpoint of his time there.

Bradley returned to London in 2000 to join KLegal, the legal arm of Big Four accounting firm KPMG, as a partner. Four years later, he moved back to Stephenson Harwood, in the firm’s London office.

Bradley is the second corporate partner to join HWB this year, following the recruitment of former Reed Smith Richards Butler associate Chia Ching Tan last month. The firm now has 40 lawyers, including 15 partners.