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Throughout his career, Hwang has advised investment funds and company clients on dozens of private equity transactions and acquisitions in Greater China. Most recently, he was involved in the $120 million acquisition of 3721.com by Yahoo!.
He has also advised clients on numerous high-profile securities offerings, including Nasdaq, Hong Kong and Singapore listings; Rule 144a equity and debt offerings; and listed Eurobond offerings. In this area, HwangÆs expertise has included representing Shanda Interactive Entertainment in its highly successful Nasdaq IPO.
Hwang's arrival at Paul Hastings represents the latest addition to its fast-growing corporate department in Hong Kong. In May, the firm named Joe Sevack as partner in this practice.
Hwang is admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore, a solicitor in England and Wales and as a solicitor in Hong Kong.
Regulators keep their eyes open on tightening insurance industry by introducing more detailed risk management requirements, which could bring pressure on smaller players.
China and India are more obvious choices for AustralianSuper to consider in Asia Pacific, but the super fund currently lacks the expertise and prefers to stick to the US and Europe.
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