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Hogan Lovells Boosts Banking Practice in Singapore with Leading Lateral Hire

28 August 2012

SINGAPORE, 28 AUGUST 2012 - Hogan Lovells has appointed Alexander McMyn as a banking partner in Singapore.  The hire augments Hogan Lovells' broader top-tier finance capability in South-East Asia and follows a series of recent high-profile finance partner moves to the firm's Singapore office.

Recognised as a banking specialist by the main legal directories, Alexander has a broad practice advising financial institutions and companies on banking, structured finance and asset finance transactions. He has a particular focus on inbound and outbound investments to South-East Asia, particularly Indonesia and India.  Recent representative experience includes advising the arrangers on the US$6 billion facilities made available to Vedanta Resources Plc for the US$9 billion acquisition of Cairn India Limited.

Alexander will form an integral part of Hogan Lovells' banking practice in Asia, working closely with Hong Kong banking partners Gary Hamp, Owen Chan and Allan Wardrop to provide dedicated coverage in South-East Asia on acquisition and asset finance transactions.

He will join today, 28 August, from Linklaters in Singapore where he has been based since relocating from their London office in 2008.

Commenting on Alexander's arrival, Matthew Cottis, Global Head of Banking, said:

"Alexander's experience and expertise perfectly align with our plans to develop our international banking practice in core specialisms, across key jurisdictions.  In Asia, one of our priorities was to be able to meet the demand from our key clients in Singapore to provide the highest level of support for their acquisition and asset finance transactions throughout South-East Asia, notably in Indonesia and India.

"Hiring a partner of Alexander's calibre gives us a strength and depth in these areas which few firms can rival, especially when considered alongside our Banking practice in Hong Kong which has attained a top-tier status in recent years."

Asia and Middle East Regional Managing Partner, Crispin Rapinet added:

"We recognise the fundamental importance of developing our capabilities in Singapore which serves as the centre for Hogan Lovells' broader South-East Asia practice.  Our objective is to develop a top-tier practice in key transactional and contentious areas to support our clients' businesses across the region. Consolidating our profile as a leading finance practice in Singapore, particularly our banking practice, is critical to achieving this objective. 

"This is the rationale for Alexander's move, which not only follows the high-profile lateral hire of project finance partner Bruce Schulberg and the relocation of leading debt capital markets partner Andrew Carey to our Singapore office but also the recent launch of our Indonesian capability through an association with Indonesia law firm, Hermawan Juniarto."

Alexander McMyn said:

"I am delighted to be joining Hogan Lovells' Asia banking practice and the broader finance practice based in Singapore, both of which are first-rate.  In particular, the banking team in Hong Kong has worked hard over the past few years to build a track record as one of the leading practices in the market, a reputation I hope to consolidate for acquisition and asset finance transactions in South-East Asia."

 
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