MBRM poaches Jones Day partner for HK

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) snared Jones Day finance partner Jeff Chen to kickstart its new Hong Kong office, which finally had its licence approved by the Hong Kong Law Society last month. Chen will work alongside corporate partner Stephen Bottomley, who is relocating from London to Hong Kong, to oversee the office. Chen will also head the office’s securitisation and finance practice. It is MBRM’s first Asian office with full legal capability; it already has two consulting offices in Shanghai and Beijing.