Ashurst has bolstered its banking and finance practice through lateral hires made to its Hong Kong office.

Eric Tan joins from the Hong Kong office of Fangda Partners, while Daniel Lau joins from Allen & Overy in Beijing.

Tan previously served as counsel at Linklaters for four years before joining Fangda Partners in 2016 as a banking partner. He advises on acquisition and structured finance, cross-border lending and other banking and finance matters.

Lau stayed with Allen & Overy Beijing for over a decade prior to the move, and he focuses on debt related transactions including structured and acquisition finance, and real estate finance.

He has worked considerably on acquisition deals for Chinese companies and Chinese outbound investment matters with various financial institutions and corporates.

Ashurst’s most recent hire was of Damien Whitehead who joined the firm's restructuring and insolvency practice a month ago.