Clifford Chance has hired a debt capital markets partner to expand its high-yield and leveraged and acquisition finance practice in Hong Kong.

Alexander Lloyd rejoins the firm from Sidley Austin where he advised issuers, sponsors and underwriters on high-yield debt offerings across Asia.

Lloyd will work closely with partner Richard Lee and consultant Andrew Kelly to grow the firm’s high-yield and leveraged finance practice.

As a US qualified capital markets specialist he recently acted for Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank as initial purchasers in connection with Car’s $500 million bond issuance with high-yield covenants and pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A. He also acted for Times Property Holdings in its $280 million notes offering, including high-yield covenants pursuant to Regulation S.

Lloyd first joined Clifford Chance in 1995 as an associate in London before securing partnership in 2005. He later relocated to Hong Kong and joined Sidley Austin in 2010.