Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has inherited a private equity team from Perkins Coie’s defunct Hong Kong office.

Partner Maurice Hoo and associates Michael Hosokawa and Lung-Chi Lee have joined Paul Hastings’ Hong Kong office but will be covering Asia with a focus on Greater China.

Hoo has over 15 years of experience in cross-border private equity, venture capital and M&A, as well as US corporate and securities transactions.

As first revealed in Lawyer News Weekly (8 December) Seattle-based Perkins Coie decided to pull out of Hong Kong after concluding a strategic review.

Since the closure of the office in March DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has hired Gigi Cheah the former joint head of Perkins Coie’s technology, media and telecoms practice in Hong Kong.