Goodwin Procter hired Loretta Lau as a corporate finance partner in its business law department.
She will be based in Hong Kong and will work closely with Goodwin Procter's corporate practice in the U.S. to grow the firm's presence and expand its client base in Asia, according to a press release from the firm.
The new hire also allows Goodwin Procter to advise clients on various aspects of Hong Kong law.
Lau's practice focuses on giving advice about all aspects of corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, IPOs, private equity and foreign direct investments, Sino-foreign joint ventures, debt restructurings and workouts, as well as takeovers and privatizations.
She advises international corporations and those in the People's Republic of China (PRC), as well as top-tier investment banks located in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Hong Kong and the PRC. Before Goodwin Procter, Lau was a partner at Mayer Brown.
"Loretta's expertise in corporate finance, capital markets and securities transactions complements Goodwin's expertise in corporate finance in the U.S., with a special focus on private equity, venture capital, technology companies and fund formation in Hong Kong," said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. "The Asian markets continue to be an area we have targeted for investment."
"Loretta will be an instrumental part of our team and bolster our capabilities in serving clients, particularly those in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China and Asia, in a broad range of complex transactions," said Yash Rana, partner in charge of Goodwin Procter's Hong Kong office.