The Dutch pension asset manager's Asia Pacific head of real estate says his team has just had one of its busiest years ever and that 2021 is looking similarly promising.
On the China side, Michael Moser has joined the firm as a partner and as co-head of the China practice with Howard Chao. Moser was previously the head of Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerÆs Greater China practice and throughout his career has acted as arbitrator or counsel in Chinese-foreign business disputes in Asia, Europe and the US.
In additional to a very strong reputation in the China legal sphere, Moser is also vice-chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and co-chair of the China Arbitration Forum. He also holds the distinction of being the first foreigner appointed to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Panel.
Moser will be joined from Freshfields by Friven Yeoh, who comes to OÆMelveny & Myers as counsel in Hong Kong. In addition, Nadia Dawazeh will cross from Shearman & SterlingÆs international arbitration group to take on the position of counsel in Shanghai. Also joining the law firm will be Fu Yu, a qualified PRC lawyer with dispute experience. YuÆs time will be split between Hong Kong and Beijing.
Its Japan operations will be bolstered by the arrivals of Yoji Maeda and Yuki Terazawa. Both partners are experienced Japanese court litigators, with Maeda focusing on employment litigation and international arbitration matters in Japan and Terazawa bringing expertise in IT and intellectual property disputes, competition issues, and arbitration matters in Japan.
Record low borrowing costs in Australia are feeding demand for the country's real estate, with domestic and global investors raising their allocations into the sector.
Experts have a diversified view on the appeal of private assets across the region, but one thing's for certain - inflows are rising, particularly into China and the US.
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Asian fixed income assets – including Hong Kong dollar (HKD) bonds – are luring growing numbers of global investors who are striving for reliable and consistent returns amid macro uncertainty compounded by rising inflation and rates, according to HSBC Asset Management.