Linklaters, the international law firm, has announced the hiring of Mark Hunsaker, a US-qualified lawyer, as securities partner for its Tokyo office to help handle the increasing volume of US-related capital markets transactions.

Hunsaker, who joins Linklaters from Sullivan & Cromwell, is a capital markets lawyer with considerable experience advising foreign companies in their M&A activity in Japan and in representing Japanese companies in acquisitions outside Japan.

"Mark's skills, experience and reputation with clients in Tokyo as one of the best US-qualified practitioners will significantly enhance our existing capital markets and securitization credentials," says Andrew Roberts, managing partner for Linklaters in Asia