Slaughter and May has hired securities lawyer John Moore from Morrison & Foerster and promoted senior associates Clara Choi and Natalie Yeung to the firm’s partnership in Hong Kong.

The addition of Moore provides Slaughter and May with U.S. law capability for capital markets transactions in Hong Kong. Moore has advised underwriters on several big-ticket IPOs in Hong Kong, and acts for issuers and underwriters on equity placings and convertible bond offerings.

Prior to working with Morrison & Foerster, where he was the co-head of the firm’s China capital markets practice, Moore was a corporate partner with Herbert Smith and head of their U.S. securities and capital markets group for Asia.

Moore will join Slaughter and May on Feb. 10.

Choi and Yeung, who will become partners on March 1, focus on M&A and capital markets, and competition and regulatory matters, respectively. Yeung will head the Hong Kong office’s competition practice.

Following these appointments, Slaughter and May will have 12 partners and more than 45 legal professionals based in its offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Kanishk Verghese is North Asia journalist at ALB. Follow us on Twitter: @ALB_Magazine.

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