Morgan Lewis brings on experienced funds partner in Hong Kong
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired Alice Huang from Fangda Partners. Huang will transition from the PRC firm as a funds partner in Hong Kong.
Huang specializes in fund formation and asset management regulatory. She also deals with sovereign and pension funds as they pertain to global private funds, as well as advising fund sponsors in Asia and the US.
Huang’s early experience includes holding a tax manager position at Deloitte and an associate position at both O’Melveny & Myers and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. She then moved on to become general counsel at H&Q Asia Pacific, a manufacturer and private equity firm based in Taiwan. This move to Morgan Lewis puts an end to her two-and-a-half years at Fangda.
This is just the latest announcement in a string of strategic moves by the Philadelphia-based firm to expand into the Greater China region this year. Huang continues the increase in partner ranks after several large additions earlier in 2017. In March K. Lesli Ligorner led a five-lawyer team to the firm from Shanghai firm Simmons & Simmons. A few months prior, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe suffered a 13-partner loss to the firm. In September, litigation partner Charles Mo made the leap from Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong.
All these hires are boosting the growth of Morgan Lewis’s brand new Hong Kong office, in association with Luk & Partners. The branch is currently led by former Orrick Herrington capital markets head Edwin Luk.