Leading Lawyer Victoria Lloyd Enhances Firm’s Continuing Asia Expansion
Ropes & Gray continues its strategic growth in Asia with the addition of Ms. Lloyd. Her focus on advising clients, including issuers and underwriters, on equity capital market and M&A transactions, complements the firm’s emphasis on M&A, private equity and capital markets in the region.
“Vicky Lloyd is one of the leading corporate lawyers in Hong Kong,” said Ropes & Gray chairman Brad Malt. “Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong team has quickly established itself as one of the leading firms for corporate transactions in Asia. Vicky’s addition enhances our already strong capital markets and corporate team in Hong Kong and further expands and strengthens our ability to serve our clients on their most significant matters.”
Ms. Lloyd was previously a partner at Fried Frank in Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the elite team of lawyers at Ropes & Gray,” said Ms. Lloyd. “Working with my colleagues in Hong Kong, across Asia and around the world, I look forward to working with my new partners to take Ropes & Gray’s corporate platform in Hong Kong to the next level.”
Ropes & Gray’s Asia-based lawyers have advised numerous global and Asian corporate clients, leading investment banks and many of the world’s largest private equity funds on hallmark merger and acquisition, debt financing, and capital market transactions encompassing multiple industries, geographies and deal structures. Recent high profile transactions handled by the firm’s team in Hong Kong include the representation of TPG and the buyer consortium in the take private of ShangPharma; Dynam Holdings in its Hong Kong listing and global offering, which was the first primary listing in Hong Kong by a Japanese company; Sequoia and Doll Capital Management in the underwritten U.S. registered secondary sale of their stakes in NYSE-listed Vipshop; China Everbright in the take private of Focus Media, which is the largest China take private announced to date; and China Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Limited on the acquisition of four copper mines and their related production facilities in China at a total consideration of approximately US$900 million, which was satisfied by the issue of new shares and convertible notes, and is one of the few significant reverse takeovers to have been successfully completed in Hong Kong in recent years.
The firm’s growing track record in Asia has earned it immediate recognition in the marketplace and numerous awards. International Financial Law Review named the firm “Private Equity Team of the Year” in Asia this year. Asian Legal Business cited Ropes & Gray as one of the leading private equity firms in China, Hong Kong and Japan, and recognized the firm for “Deal of the Year” for China in 2010, and for Japan in 2009, 2010 and 2012.