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Mayer Brown
Hong Kong

Work Department

Corporate & Securities.


Jason T. Elder is a partner of Mayer Brown LLP and a Registered Foreign Consultant (New York, USA) of Mayer Brown based in the Hong Kong office. Jason has extensive experience with a variety of corporate finance transactions, particularly global offerings of equity securities and a range of investment grade, high-yield, hybrid and structured debt products. Jason also has experience with early-round private equity financing, restructurings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions gained from transactions in the United States and Asia.

Jason has practiced law in Asia for over 15 years, advising both issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings in the United States as well as Hong Kong listings with international Rule 144A/Regulation S tranches, block trades and secondary placements. He is active across a broad range of industries in multiple jurisdictions, and has extensive experience advising U.S.-based corporations with their Asian operations as well as Asia-based corporations with regional and global expansion strategies.

Jason serves as one of the global leaders of the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice following his service as the Corporate & Securities office practice leader for Hong Kong from 2014 to 2015. He is also a member of Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board.


Admitted in New York and Oregon.




University of Oregon School of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif); University of Oregon School of Law, Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review; Northwestern University, B.A. (Philosophy)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Capital markets (debt)

(Hall of Fame)

Jason ElderMayer Brown

With offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, Mayer Brown has strong support in key financial centres to support its global capital markets practice. With its global platform and deep bench of US-qualified lawyers, the firm handles cross-border transactions for issuers and underwriters with ease. High-yield transactions are a key area of focus for the practice and its experience also encompasses hybrid capital-product structuring and execution. Practice head Jason Elder is recommended for global offerings of investment-grade, high-yield, hybrid and structured-debt products. Thomas Kollar handles Rule 144A/Regulation S DCM transactions.

Mongolia > Leading firms

Located in Hong Kong, the team at Mayer Brown offers advice to major corporates on matters ranging from restructurings to cross-border high-yield transactions. Its clients include notable issuers and sponsors in Mongolia. Global leader of the corporate and securities group Jason Elder is particularly experienced in high-child, hybrid, and structured-debt products. Has acted on a number of key significant international capital markets transactions in Mongolia. Thomas Kollar focuses on cross-border capital markets transactions.