Hogan Lovells has hired a new corporate partner in Singapore to boost its corporate practice in South East Asia.

Mark Cooper joins the firm from Linklaters in Singapore and was previously based in London and Hong Kong.

Global corporate practice head David Gibbons said: “Mark is the perfect fit for our corporate practice in South East Asia. The region is of considerable interest for international clients as the growing wealth of the populations across Indonesia and the other emerging economies is now creating a major wave of investment, and the region continues to attract significant inflows of foreign capital.”

Cooper focuses on M&A and private equity transactions across South East Asia in sectors such as healthcare, consumer goods, financial institutions, energy and natural resources. He has advised high-profile clients that include Standard Chartered Bank, Noble Group and Macquarie.

Cooper is the firm’s fourth corporate partner hire in Asia in 2014, with M&A partners Steven Tran and Jeff Olson joining alongside former Freshfields TMT expert Mark Parsons.