Ropes & Gray Strengthens China Team with New Finance Partner
Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that Jackie Kahng has joined its finance practice as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office, further strengthening its market-leading team in China and the international advice it provides.
Ms Kahng is a dual-qualified New York and Hong Kong finance lawyer with a focus on borrower-side financing work. She advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as other corporate borrowers and issuers, on their financing needs across a range of jurisdictions, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Singapore and South Korea. She also has advised investment funds on their lending activities. Her experience encompasses secured and unsecured bank and bridge loan financings, including acquisition financings, real estate financings and other transactions involving leveraged, investment-grade and asset-based senior credit facilities and mezzanine facilities.
“I welcome Jackie to the team,” said Daniel Anderson, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office. “With her experience and strong track record, especially advising PE funds in leveraged transactions, she is a perfect fit for the firm and our clients. Her appointment reflects our commitment to meeting our clients’ needs in this important area of our global business and is a good illustration of our long-term commitment to grow Ropes & Gray’s presence in Hong Kong and Asia.”
Ms Kahng, who joins Ropes & Gray from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, was named by IFLR Asia as a Private Equity Rising Star in 2015.
“Jackie’s experience will enhance our global finance offering,” said Byung Choi, co-head of Ropes & Gray’s global finance practice, “and we expect that she will play a key role as we continue to expand our acquisition and leveraged finance practice. Her appointment is a further step in building an integrated global finance practice that allows us to offer cross-border expertise across financing products. We’re delighted to have her on board.”
Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office—an integral part of the firm’s global and Asia offering—is acknowledged as a market leader for private equity, corporate/M&A, banking and finance, restructuring, special situations, disputes/anti-corruption, capital markets, real estate, and investment funds.
Ms Kahng’s arrival builds on the firm’s strong momentum in Asia. Recently the firm received several honors recognising work for clients, including China Business Law Awards for anti-bribery and compliance, health care and life sciences, and intellectual property, by the China Business Law Journal. The firm was also awarded the Journal’s “Deal of the Year” for its role in China Oceanwide’s acquisition of International Data Group. And IFLR has named the firm a finalist for “Restructuring Group of the Year” for its role in the Mongolian Mining restructuring.