The Hong Kong office of Reed Smith has hired debt capital markets specialist Vivian Ji as a partner from local corporate-focused boutique Jeffrey Mak Law Firm.
Ji becomes Reed Smith’s second lateral partner hire in Hong Kong in the past six months, with arbitration specialist Matthew Townsend joining in August from PRC law firm Fangda Partners. The office also recently lost disputes partners Stephen Chan and Stephanie Chan.
With 15 years of experience, Ji advises Hong Kong-listed companies as well as corporations in Mainland China on capital markets-related matters including initial public offerings, bond issuance, and M&A as well as compliance. Her notable cases include advising local government financial vehicles from the PRC on completing their offshore U.S. dollar-denominated bond issuance. She previously worked at PRC law firm AllBright, and various international law firms.
Her addition means Reed Smith now has 26 partners in Hong Kong.