Norton Rose boosts Australia team with hire from Jones Day

Norton Rose Australia has boosted its banking practice in Perth with a partner from Jones Day.

Herman Yip, who is Norton Rose Australia’s eighth lateral hire this year, began his career at Freehills and then moved to Norton Rose’s Singapore office in 1999 before leaving to join Jones Day’s partnership in Singapore in 2006.

Yip focuses on project and corporate structured financings, representing banks, investment funds, project developers and corporate borrowers. He is a specialist in senior syndicated loans, mezzanine debt facilities, synthetic equity loans, convertible and exchangeable debt facilities and derivative-linked financing transactions.

“We’re one of the most established and premier legal practices to operate in the banking and finance sector,” said Don Boyd, managing partner of Norton Rose Australia and group deputy chief executive of the Norton Rose Group.

“As we grow throughout the region we’ll continue to appoint the industry’s best lawyers to ensure our clients continue to obtain innovative, sound, consistent advice.

“Herman’s appointment forms an important part of this strategy and his wealth of expertise will strengthen and grow our offering throughout Australia and Asia,”