Hwang Hwa Sim to head Linklaters' Global Capital Markets segment
Hwang Hwa has extensive experience in advising on and the development of the full spectrum of complex and innovative capital markets transactions, fundraisings and investments across Asia and beyond
The London-headquartered 183-year-old multinational law firm Linklaters has named Huwang Hwa Sim as its Global Practice Head - Capital Markets for a four-year term. Hwang will succeed Michael Voisin whose tenure in the role ends on 30 April 2021.
Hong Kong SAR-based Hwang Hwa was promoted as a capital markets partner with Linklaters in 2010.
"Hwang Hwa has extensive experience in advising on and the development of the full spectrum of complex and innovative capital markets transactions, fundraisings and investments across Asia and beyond. We are confident that Hwang Hwa will lead the global capital markets team's on-going sustainable growth by continuing to be trusted advisors to our clients and by being market leaders in product innovation," Paul Lewis, Global Head of Finance at Linklaters, said.
According to Paul Lewis, the global capital markets are going through an unprecedented period of change, convergence and integration. Market volatility in recent years has been matched by innovative transactions and an increase in product complexity.
"Most recently, we have seen the emerging importance of fund raising in the ESG sector. We expect markets to continue to be active this year and drive post-Covid recovery in the real economy. I'd like to thank Michael Voisin for his leadership of our award winning global capital markets team, who have successfully acted on some of the most transformative transactions in recent times," Paul Lewis added.
Hong Kong advises issuers, underwriters and investors on the full range of debt, equity and equity-linked products in China and Asia. He is particularly noted for his market-leading expertise in convertible bonds and exchangeable bonds, cross-border bond issuances by major PRC companies (including structured bonds), panda bonds, green bonds and structured pre-IPO investments. Hwang Hwa has also worked on several proprietary investments by alternative capital providers, global investment banks, special situations groups, hedge funds and private equity funds.
Hwang Hwa is a member of the Legal Experts Working Group for China's National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII) and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese, Bahasa Indonesia and Malay. He studied law at the University of Birmingham and is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn.
From debt and equity issues through to derivatives and structured finance, Linklaters' market-leading capital markets practice advises on the full range of UK, U.S. and domestic laws through its global network of offices. The team has been at the forefront of the most complex and innovative developments in the international capital markets.