Private investment funds attorney rejoins Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong
Chune Loong Lum has rejoined Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice as counsel in Hong Kong.
Lum (pictured), represents Asia- and China-focused fund sponsors in the formation, structuring and operation of private equity funds, as well as sovereign investors and institutional investors in their fund commitments and transactions.
A fluent Mandarin speaker, his extensive experience includes counselling fund sponsors, investment advisors and asset managers in the structure, launch, capitalisation and ongoing operations of private investment funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, joint venture funds, credit funds, evergreen funds and auxiliary funds. Lum also has significant experience in secondary and co-investment transactions as well as advising on regulatory, compliance, governance and other related internal fund sponsor matters and management company issues.
“Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice stands out for its global reach, with an Asia team with great knowledge of the region’s investment landscape,” says Matthew Judd, co-leader of Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice. “Chune Loong’s return will significantly strengthen the practice’s ability to serve sponsors and institutional investors in China and across Asia.”
With one of the largest dedicated funds team in the region, Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice advises many of the leading private equity funds, institutional investors and asset managers operating in Asia.
“Having practiced in his home city of Singapore and with extensive time on Mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and New York, Chune Loong’s deep regional knowledge will be of great advantage to our China and Southeast Asia-based clients,” says Dan Anderson, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office. “We are delighted to welcome him back to the firm.”
Lum, who rejoins from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, says: “It’s a particularly exciting time to rejoin Ropes & Gray as the firm’s reputation as premier legal advisors to Asia’s top asset managers goes from strength to strength. The team has an impressive pipeline of projects on the horizon - I look forward to teaming up with my former colleagues and mentors to spearhead a number of these assignments.”