Linklaters appoints HK-based partner as new global practice head

Hwang Hwa Sim will succeed Michael Voisin.

Multinational law firm Linklaters has appointed Hong Kong-based Hwang Hwa Sim as the global practice head for capital markets under a four-year term.

Sim will succeed Michael Voisin, whose tenure will expire on 30 April.

Promoted as a capital markets partner with Linklaters in 2010, Sim has been advising issuers, underwriters and investors on the full range of debt, equity and equity-linked products in China and Asia.

He has notable expertise in dealing with convertible bonds and exchangeable bonds, cross-border bond issuances by major PRC companies including structured bonds, panda bonds, green bonds, and structured pre-IPO investments, according to Linklaters.

Currently, Sim is part of the Legal Experts Working Group for China’s National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors.

Paul Lewis, global head of finance, commented: “Hwang Hwa has extensive experience in advising on and the development of, the full spectrum of complex and innovative capital markets transactions, fundraisings and investments across Asia and beyond. We are confident that Hwang Hwa will lead the global capital markets team’s on-going sustainable growth by continuing to be trusted advisors to our clients and by being market leaders in product innovation.”

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