Leading Private Investment Funds Attorney Returns to Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong

June 25, 2018
Chune Loong Lum ,
Matthew Judd

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that Chune Loong Lum has rejoined the firm’s private investment funds practice as counsel in Hong Kong.

Mr. Lum represents Asia- and China-focused fund sponsors in the formation, structuring and operation of private equity funds, as well as sovereign investors and institutional investors in their fund commitments and transactions. A fluent Mandarin speaker, his extensive experience includes counselling fund sponsors, investment advisors and asset managers in the structure, launch, capitalization and ongoing operations of private investment funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, joint venture funds, credit funds, evergreen funds and auxiliary funds. Mr. Lum also has significant experience in secondary and co-investment transactions as well as advising on regulatory, compliance, governance and other related internal fund sponsor matters and management company issues.

“Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice stands out for its global reach, with an Asia team with great knowledge of the region’s investment landscape,” said Matthew Judd, co-leader of Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice. “Chune Loong’s return will significantly strengthen the practice’s ability to serve sponsors and institutional investors in China and across Asia.”

With one of the largest dedicated funds team in the region, Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice advises many of the leading private equity funds, institutional investors and asset managers operating in Asia.

Mr. Lum, who rejoins from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, said, “It’s a particularly exciting time to rejoin Ropes & Gray as the firm’s reputation as premier legal advisors to Asia’s top asset managers goes from strength to strength. The team has an impressive pipeline of projects on the horizon—I look forward to teaming up with my former colleagues and mentors to spearhead a number of these assignments.”

Mr. Lum received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

Ropes & Gray has one of the industry’s largest and most sophisticated private investment funds practices, advising both fund sponsors and investors. For the last nine years, the practice has been ranked by Chambers Global as one of the world’s leading fund formation practices. In 2017, Chambers USA honored the practice with its Investment Funds Client Service Award. Additional recognitions include rankings in the top bands of The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, Law360’s 2017 Asset Management Practice Group of the Year and named multiple times as “Law Firm of the Year” for private funds/hedge funds law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office—an integral part of the firm’s global and Asia offering—is acknowledged as a market leader for investment funds, private equity, corporate/M&A, banking and finance, restructuring, special situations, disputes/anti-corruption, capital markets and real estate.