Latham & Watkins Bolsters Greater China Capital Markets Practice with New Hires

Mandy Wong and Daying Zhang add further depth to the firm’s debt and equity capital markets practice in Greater China.

June 20, 2018

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Mandy Wong and Daying Zhang have joined the firm in Hong Kong as counsel in the Capital Markets Practice. Their practices focus on debt and equity capital markets transactions advising issuers and underwriters on a wide range of corporate and securities law matters. 

Wong’s practice covers a broad spectrum of general commercial and corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, and listing rules compliance matters. Wong has particular experience advising PRC and international corporations on their listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and financial institutions on their capital markets transactions across Asia. 

Zhang’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities transactions, including US initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and registered debt offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S equity and debt offerings, and initial public offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She has worked extensively in both China and the US, advising issuers and underwriters, particularly in the TMT, financial services, and energy sectors. She also advises clients on corporate governance and regulatory matters, including public company compliance, internal investigations, and FCPA compliance programs. 

Josef Athanas, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mandy and Daying to the firm. Their addition to the Greater China Practice further strengthens our commitment to our clients throughout the region. They have been involved in a number of high profile capital markets transactions in the region and their contacts in Hong Kong and Greater China will further consolidate our leading capital markets practice in Asia.” 

Cathy Yeung, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Capital Markets Practice and Chair of the firm’s Greater China Practice, commented: “Mandy and Daying bring many complementary strands to our practice in Hong Kong and Greater China. As more and more Chinese companies seek to list in Hong Kong and the US, Mandy’s and Daying’s cross-border experience, skills, and business acumen will be an asset to our practice and our clients.”

James Burnett, Local Department Chair of the Corporate Department in Hong Kong, added: “Mandy and Daying are outstanding additions to our team of highly experienced corporate lawyers in Hong Kong and Greater China. They bring a wealth of market knowledge and capital markets experience to our practice.” 

Wong joins Latham & Watkins from the Hong Kong office of another global law firm, where she was a counsel. She previously served as an executive director in the Legal and Compliance Department of UBS AG, where she managed legal compliance and regulatory issues in Asia. 

Zhang joins Latham & Watkins from another global law firm, where she was a corporate associate in the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.

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Notes to Editors

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Josef Athanas, Office Managing Partner, Hong Kong, +852.2912.2500
Cathy Yeung, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' Capital Markets Practice and Chair of Latham & Watkins' Greater China Practice, +852.2912.2622
James Burnett, Hong Kong Department Chair, +852.2912.2592

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