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Goodwin Procter has recruited two Paul Hastings private equity partners in Hong Kong, including former Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson Asia chief Douglas Freeman.

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/uploads/sites/378/2016/06/hong-kong-vertical_616x372.jpg" alt="" width="616" height="372" /></a> Goodwin Procter has recruited two��Paul Hastings��private equity partners in Hong Kong, including former Fried Frank Harris Shriver &amp; Jacobson Asia��chief Douglas Freeman. Freeman and��fellow partner Victor Chen are making the move together after two and a half years at Paul Hastings. They��joined the firm from Fried Frank��<a href="http://www.international.law.com/id=1202724195401">in April 2015</a>, on the eve of the��<a href="http://www.international.law.com/id=1202715513094">closure of its Asia offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai</a>, after also previously working together at OMelveny &amp; Myers. Freeman became an OMelveny partner in 2002��as a result of��<a href="http://www.therecorder.com/id=900005369625">its merger</a>��with his old firm, New York-based private equity specialist��OSullivan. Both advise on��M&amp;A and take-private transactions involving private equity firms. In 2015, the duo represented Chinese private equity firms��<a href="https://www.paulhastings.com/news/details/?id=8259e769-2334-6428-811c-ff00004cbded">China Media Capital and FountainVest Partners</a>��on the sale of their shares in��IMAX China Holding via a Hong Kong initial public offering. The same year, Freeman was also��<a href="http://www.international.law.com/id=1202736567080">part of the Paul Hastings </a>team advising��Singaporean sovereign investor Temasek Holdings��on its purchase of��a stake in Korean retailer��Homeplus. Hong Kong is Goodwins only office in Asia, where the firm primarily covers two markets ��� China and India. The private equity practice in Hong Kong is a vital part of the firm���s international offering, which covers the entire lifecycle of client investments ��� from fund formation to investments and exits,��according to office head Yash Rana. "Doug and Victor... are joining our platform at a time when we are seeing increasing client demand for local, cross-border, in and outbound support on Asia transactions, as well as interest from investors seeking more specialised sector experience," Rana said. This past summer, Goodwin launched a��<a href="http://www.international.law.com/id=1202796637724">summer associate programme</a>��targeting Chinese-speaking law students in the US. The goal was to create a pipeline of associates who will eventually join the firms Hong Kong office. Goodwin now has 14 lawyers in Hong Kong, including five partners. <

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