Cadwalader Adds Three Top Capital Markets Attorneys to Hong Kong
Joseph Lee, Jeffrey Maddox and David Neuville Join Team
HONG KONG and NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counsellor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced a substantial addition to its Asia capital markets practice by adding three new attorneys with nearly 50 years of collective experience in the region.
Joseph Lee, Jeffrey Maddox and David Neuville will become members of Cadwalader's team in Hong Kong. All three were partners in Jones Day's capital markets group, and served a range of cross-border debt and equity transactions.
"Joseph Lee, Jeffrey Maddox and David Neuville are not only great lawyers, they are tried and true counsellors who know the local and regional markets thoroughly," stated W. Christopher White, Chairman of Cadwalader. "With their collective experience spanning Asia's financial markets, our Hong Kong team is in a great position to provide clients with a truly global service," he said. We welcome them.
"Our new colleagues are recognized leaders throughout Asia, and Hong Kong in particular," said Rocky Lee, Head of Cadwalader's Asia Practice. "Their combined expertise, and their experience working together as a team will be a strong asset to the firm as we continue to expand throughout Asia."
Joseph Lee focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities transactions, with a special emphasis on initial public offerings relating to Hong Kong and Chinese companies, and M&A of listed and private companies. He has advised listed and private companies in Hong Kong and China on a number of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions and has extensive experience in corporate restructuring and reorganization. He also advises companies listed in Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Listing Rules, securities laws, corporate governance, and compliance.
Lee has established Joseph P.C. Lee and Associates, a local Hong Kong Law firm with the express intention to form an association with Cadwalader in accordance with Hong Kong law. Such an association will enable Cadwalader to provide the full spectrum of legal services to its local and international clients.
"Cadwalader's reputation with international investment banks and issuers creates opportunity for clients in multiple financial markets. We are excited about our new collaboration and about joining such a prestigious firm," stated Joseph Lee.
Jeffrey Maddox's practice focuses on international equity and debt transactions in Asia. He has been in Hong Kong since 1994. Maddox has represented issuers, underwriters, and investors on a broad range of offerings, public and private, and equity and debt including initial public offerings listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and the stock exchanges of Singapore, Hong Kong, India, and London. His extensive experience also includes high-yield debt offerings, Rule 144A debt and preferred stock private placements, Regulation S offerings, debt restructurings, and issuer tender offers.
"We are excited to join Cadwalader's Capital Market's practice and contribute to the Firm's outstanding reputation," stated Maddox. "Cadwalader's recognized international leadership in capital markets affords us a top tier platform to provide the highest quality transactional service. Our clients will benefit greatly from the extended reach of the firm," he said.
Based in Hong Kong since 1994, David Neuville represents Asian issuers and underwriters. He focuses his practice on offerings of equity and debt securities for companies throughout North and Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on India and China, and additional experience in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore. His practice experience also includes acting in numerous merger and acquisition, private equity, and venture capital transactions. David's experience includes offerings of equity, depositary receipts, convertible bonds, straight debt securities, and high-yield debt.
"Cadwalader is a firm with a long standing history in the financial markets. It is renowned for its market leading practices and deep relationships with global financial institutions. Our team is perfectly situated to support Cadwalader's reach in Asia, and Cadwalader's affiliations are perfectly suited for our high quality transactions work," said David Neuville.
About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, Washington, Charlotte, Houston, London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Brussels. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's top financial institutions, undertaking business in more than 50 countries in six continents. The firm offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate governance, energy, environmental, financial restructuring and reorganizations, healthcare, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private client, private equity, real estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about Cadwalader can be found at www.cadwalader.com.
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