Ashurst has boosted two banking and finance partners in Hong Kong: Eric Tan, who joins from Chinese firm Fangda Partners, and Daniel Lau, hired from Allen & Overy's Beijing office.

Tan specialises in acquisition finance, cross-border lending, structured finance and other banking matters. Before his 15-month stint at Fangda, he was a counsel at Linklaters, and held associate roles at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Baker Mckenzie.

Lau has advised on debt-related transactions, such as structured and acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and syndicated loans, and has worked with financial institutions and corporations in financings for China outbound investments and acquisitions by Chinese companies. He was a counsel at Allen & Overy, where he worked for more than a decade.

“We are delighted to welcome Eric and Daniel to the banking and finance team,” said Joshua Cole, Ashurst’s Hong Kong office managing partner. “Greater China continues to be a key region in terms of driving growth. Ashurst has an exceptional profile and a strong relationship with major banks and financial institutions in the region. Eric and Daniel will enhance our ability to offer exceptional client service in the region.”

Ashurst’s Hong Kong office has now hired three partners in as many months. In December, it snapped up Damien Whitehead as a restructuring partner from White and Case.