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Morrison & Foerster has appointed Jeremy Hunt as a partner in the corporate practice in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Hunt (pictured) represents private equity firms and other investors and advisors in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and related matters.
Hunt, who joins the firm from Allen & Overy, where he spent his entire 24-year legal career, brings a wealth of experience advising on capital investments, pre-IPO financings, and leveraged buyouts.
His addition—together with the recent arrivals of corporate partner Thomas Man in Beijing, Melody He-Chen and John Moore in Hong Kong, and the promotion of Gregory Wang, also in Hong Kong, to partner earlier this year—enhances the firm’s premier corporate practice in Greater China.
“Expanding our corporate transactional capabilities in China and Southeast Asia, and particularly our work with private equity funds, is a top strategic priority of the firm,” says Keith Wetmore, chair of Morrison & Foerster. “Jeremy has a very significant reputation in that space and we are delighted to welcome him.”
Ven Tan, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office, says: “Jeremy joins our leading private equity partner Thomas Chou in Hong Kong to support the increasing volume, range, and sophistication of transactions being executed by our Asia-based private equity clients. His pan-Asia buyout experience, including his specialized expertise in Hong Kong PIPE investments, leveraged buyouts and public takeovers, will broaden and deepen what is already considered one of the one of the top tier private equity practices in the Asia Pacific region.”
Originally from the UK, Hunt is qualified to practice in England, Wales and Hong Kong. He has led leveraged buyouts in many European jurisdictions, including the UK, Germany, Sweden and Spain. Hunt’s recent work in Hong Kong has focused on investments and exits for several major private equity firms such as The Carlyle Group, Temasek, and Capital International. He has also worked in a general advisory role with a variety of investment banks and private companies.
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