July, 2011

 
Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that John Moore will join the
firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the corporate and capital markets practice. Mr. Moore regularly represents investment banks and global corporations in capital markets, M&A, and private equity transactions in the U.S. and Asia. He is also currently serving as the Deputy Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Main Board and the
Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
 
“John’s arrival is another important step forward in the continued growth of Morrison & Foerster’s Capital Markets Practice globally and in the all-important Hong Kong market,” said Keith Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster. “His vast experience, coupled with his extensive investment bank client roster, will contribute in a meaningful way
to the continued enhancement of our Asia-U.S. deal pipeline.”
 
“John is on everyone’s short list of the leading U.S. securities lawyers in Hong Kong,” said Ven Tan, Managing Partner of the Hong Kong Office. “His reputation in the highly competitive arena for IPOs is stellar, and he is equally well-known for his general corporate advisory work. He is a great addition to the firm.”
 
John Moore added: “Morrison & Foerster’s stellar reputation throughout Asia, global platform, and first-rate corporate and capital markets capabilities in China are very attractive to me. I am excited to contribute to the firm’s growth.”
 
Mr. Moore was previously a partner at Herbert Smith, where he was head of the U.S. Capital Markets group for Asia. Prior to joining Herbert Smith, Mr. Moore was an executive director and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs, with primary legal coverage responsibility for its investment banking division in Asia ex-Japan. At Goldman Sachs he was responsible for covering the investment banking division’s full range of products, notably capital markets transactions including SEC-registered, Rule 144A/Regulation S, and Rule 144 offerings, as well as M&A transactions. Mr. Moore is qualified to practice New York and Hong Kong law. 

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