Mayer Brown JSM has hired a new structured finance partner to strengthen its finance practice in Hong Kong.
Vincent Sum has joined the firm after a period of being the city’s last partner standing at the now defunct Bingham McCutchen.
Stuart Litwin, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global structured finance practice said of the hire: “Asia, and particularly China, is becoming a more significant focus of our structured finance practice. Vincent is a well-known and extremely capable structured finance lawyer who speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He serves terrific clients and has a great reputation in the market. We are very proud that Vincent has joined our firm.”
Sum advises underwriters, arrangers, portfolio managers, issuers, trustees and institutional investors, and his practice is focused on structured products, derivatives, securitisations, retail and non-retail funds, secured lending, financing and debt capital markets matters.
The six-partner exodus in Hong Kong from the global collapse of Bingham McCutchen has now been complete with Sum’s hire. After the fallout last year, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld brought in partners Anne-Marie Godfrey, Charles Rogers, Matt Puhar, Naomi Moore and Mark Fucci.
The London-led implosion of Bingham McCutchen’s international office started with a 26-partner exit, with Akin Gump securing 22 partners in London, one in Frankfurt and a further three in Hong Kong.