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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

UNITS 1801-08 & 10, 18TH FLOOR GLOUCESTER TOWER, THE LANDMARK, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD CENTRAL, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
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Hong Kong

Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Led by Anne-Marie Godfrey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's investment management practice delivers an excellent end-to-end user service to Asian and international sponsors and institutional investors in relation to all aspects of the funds life-cycle. The firm is particularly well-known in the alternative investment funds arena, where it demonstrates equally strong capabilities on hedge funds, private equity funds and funds of funds. The scope of the advice covers fund structuring and formation, asset raising for separately managed and co-mingled accounts, regulatory advice and asset manager M&A, among other matters. Members of the team also have specialist expertise in the redomiciliation of Cayman Islands funds to Hong Kong. Retail funds are another pillar of the practice; Godfrey has expertise in Hong Kong Stock Exchange listings of ETFs, and also assists clients with obtaining SFC authorisation to distribute funds to the retail public in Hong Kong. Consultant Christopher Knight and associate Tamilia Chiu are also noted.

Leading individuals

Anne-Marie Godfrey - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Next generation lawyers

Tamilia Chiu - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance
Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Tatman Savio, ‘a truly outstanding addition to the practice’, heads up the team at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Eastman Chemical Company instructs the team in market access issues and non-tariff barriers faced by the client in China, Malaysia, Singapore and India, as well as export and import trade controls related to activities in China and Thailand. Associate Kristen Chin has ‘extremely helpful insight on issues in the white-collar and government defence field’. Senior consultant Vena Cheng is another key contact in the Hong Kong office.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Benefiting from 'a strong team' in Hong Kong that acts as a fulcrum for clients across pan-Asian matters, and able to leverage the firm's top-tier restructuring prowess out of London and the US, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP excels at handling cross-border work with a pan-Asian scope for bondholders. Working closely with lawyers in the London office, 'excellent' team head Naomi Moore is representing a committee of unsecured creditors on the proposed restructuring of $3.5bn-worth of bond and bank debt issued by Noble Group. Moore also recently successfully concluded the restructuring on behalf of an ad hoc group of holders of $375m-worth of convertible bonds issued by a subsidiary of Indonesian company PT Bumi Resources. Mark Fucci recently retired.

Leading individuals

Naomi Moore - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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