Morgan, Lewis & Bockius continues to expand in Hong Kong, having hired a fund formation partner there.
Alice Huang joined the firm from China’s Fangda Partners, where she was a partner advising on formation and management of private investment funds.
Huang was with Fangda for two years, and before that held general counsel positions at Taiwanese manufacturer Accton Technology Corp. and Hong Kong-based private equity firm H&Q Asia Pacific. Earlier in her career, she practiced with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and O’Melveny & Myers.
With Huang’s arrival, Morgan Lewis now has 13 partners in Hong Kong. The firm operates in association with Luk & Partners, a local firm led by former Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe capital markets head Edwin Luk. In January, Luk and six other partners left Orrick to open Morgan Lewis‘ Hong Kong office. Four more lawyers were hired away from Orrick and were made partners at Morgan Lewis in Hong Kong soon after the office launched.
In September, the firm also recruited litigation partner Charles Mo from Winston & Strawn. Mo specializes in employment and financial regulatory disputes, and practiced with Sidley Austin before joining Winston & Strawn as a partner in 2015.