Basil Hwang Joined Zhong Lun Law Firm as a Partner in the Hong Kong office 2014-01-13

Zhong Lun Law Firm and its Hong Kong associated firm Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson (BPYA) are delighted to announce the addition of Basil Hwang as a Partner in the Hong Kong office. Basil joins the firm from Dechert where he was the Managing Partner for the past seven years.

Basil is a cross-border M&A specialist with over 16 years’ experience in the market. He represents Chinese corporations, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds in multi-billion dollar outbound acquisitions and investments as well as private equity funds and global corporations on Asian acquisitions and listed company takeovers. Basil’s notable representations include the acquisition by Kering (parent company of Gucci and other global brands) of the Asian luxury retailer Qeelin, the multi-billion dollar restructuring of the Asian operations of Delphi by a consortium of private equity funds (Asia Counsel Deal of the Year 2009) and cross-border investments by Chinese state entities in the financial, energy, materials and agricultural sectors. Basil also regularly counsels financial institution clients on regulatory and licensing issues in Hong Kong as well as fund structuring, formation and investments.

Commenting on Basil’s arrival, Zhong Lun Hong Kong and BPYA’s Managing Partner Victor Yang notes that "Basil’s arrival will further bolster our cross-border M&A capabilities. His experience with PRC-based clients and in complex cross-border transactions will add to our strength in advising on outbound investments by PRC clients."

On joining Zhong Lun and BPYA, Basil states “Clients operating in Greater China demand in-depth local knowledge and experience that only a large integrated Chinese firm can offer. Zhong Lun delivers the full scale of support these clients have been seeking from me. The firm has a very substantial Hong Kong team supported by comprehensive capabilities and a top-notch reputation across the board in Mainland China."

Zhong Lun is one of China’s leading business law firms with over 800 professionals in offices in all major centres throughout China as well as Tokyo, London, New York and, through its associated firm BPYA, in Hong Kong. BPYA has over 40 professionals covering all aspects of business and private client law in Hong Kong.