Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has successfully staged a coup by luring away three Jones Days capital markets partners in Hong Kong. Cross border debt and equity specialists Joseph Lee, Jeffrey Maddox and David Neuville are now set to join the Hong Kong office of Cadwalader.
Lee has established local Hong Kong law firm Joseph P.C. Lee and Associates, which will form an association with Cadwalader. This will enable Cadwalader to service local and international clients.
Lee’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities transactions, in particular Hong Kong IPOs by Hong Kong and Chinese companie, and M&As of listed and private companies.
Maddox specialises in international equity and debt transactions in Asia, his experience ranging from high-yield debt offerings to debt restructurings and issuer tender offers.
Neuville works with Asian issuers and underwriters, his practice focusing on equity and debt securities offerings for companies in North and Southeast Asia.
Commenting on the lateral hires, Rocky Lee, the head of Cadwalader’s Asia practice said in a statement: “Our new colleagues are recognized leaders throughout Asia, and Hong Kong in particular. Their combined expertise, and their experience working together as a team will be a strong asset to the firm as we continue to expand throughout Asia.” ALB
Candice Mak is North Asia Editor at ALB. Follow her on Twitter: @ALB_Magazine.
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