KWM Hong Kong strengthens debt capital markets practice with the addition of Yue Song

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is delighted to announce the continued expansion of the firm's debt capital markets (DCM) practice with the addition of Yue Song to the Hong Kong partnership. Song will be joining the Hong Kong office on 4 January 2021.

Song is well regarded as a leading young generation DCM practitioner in the Asia Pacific market who is able to operate seamlessly across the US and the non-US space. He joins from the Hong Kong office of a leading international law firm. He advises issuers and underwriters on a range of international debt capital markets transactions, including investment grade and high-yield bond offerings, as well as liability management exercises. Native in Mandarin and fluent in English, his clients include PRC and global investment banks and financial institutions, as well as PRC state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private corporates across different industries.

Wang Junfeng, Global Chairman of KWM, commented, "The strategic addition of Yue Song is another important step in the continued development of our Hong Kong office and firm-wide DCM practice offerings. Our investment in the next generation and international talent demonstrates the firm's commitment to providing a world-class service to our clients as they do business across the globe."

Yue Song said, "KWM is highly regarded for its international debt capital markets practice and its cross-border platform. I have known the partners in the team for nearly a decade and I look forward to using my experience working with both SOEs and private enterprises to further develop the practice."

The KWM DCM practice has grown to become one of the most active practices in the region with a team of more than 25 lawyers experienced in a range of onshore and offshore debt securities products. The practice has been consistently recognised by international reputable legal directories and has been ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Debt, Asia-Pacific region in the recent Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2021.