New 2019 partner hire for Harneys Hong Kong expanding Funds Practice

Harneys is pleased to announce that Yin Xu joined as a transactional partner in our Hong Kong office.

Yin joins the team from another offshore firm, where he was Partner in the Corporate team since 2016. Prior to that, Yin worked in the Corporate department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong and London.

Yin is a partner in our Investment Funds and Corporate practice group in Hong Kong and advises on British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law. Yin specialises in the formation of private equity and hedge funds and alternative investment vehicles with particular expertise in debt / equity financing, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, initial public offerings, mergers and takeovers for both private and public companies.  

Paul Sephton, Head of Transactional – Asia at Harneys, commented:  “Yin’s wealth of experience is a great advantage to our Asia practice and we have been eager to formally welcome him to the team. Yin is a strong Funds lawyer who I have no doubt will develop our Greater China presence considerably.”

Yin is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and will be a remarkable resource for Hong Kong and PRC clients.

Harneys’ expanding Hong Kong team now comprises 13 partners and 33 associates. The firm’s three full-service offices across Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai represent the largest Asia network of any offshore law firm.