Shearman & Sterling announces the arrival of Max Hua, who joins the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner.

Max’s practice focuses on public takeovers, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets (including IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and general corporate regulatory and compliance matters. He previously worked for two leading international law firms in Hong Kong for 11 years and helped to set up the Hong Kong law practice of a major Chinese law firm. A native Mandarin speaker, Max is also fluent in English and Cantonese.

"We are excited to enhance our M&A and Capital Markets offerings in Hong Kong with the addition of Max," said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. "Max's arrival underscores our commitment to China and builds on our Hong Kong law capabilities."

We are delighted to welcome Max to the firm. Max’s arrival supports our strategy of continuing to develop a diversified Hong Kong law offering that includes capital markets, M&A and regulatory advice,” said Lorna Chen, Head of Greater China. 

Won Lee, Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets-Asia Team Leader, added: “Max's deep market knowledge, extensive experience and client connections, together with his cultural background and language capabilities, will enhance our ability to serve our corporate, investment bank and private equity clients.”

Max’s appointment is the third senior hire for Shearman & Sterling in Asia this year, following partner Karl Pires in Tokyo and counsel Terrence O’Donnell in Hong Kong.



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