KWM boosts private capital capability with appointment of Nicola Yeomans in Singapore

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Asia's top-tier International Law Firm King & Wood Mallesons' continues to grow its global and regional capability, announcing today the appointment of partner Nicola Yeomans based in its Singapore office.

Having built a market-leading reputation (ranked as a leading lawyer by top industry guides Chambers and Legal 500) for technical and commercial excellence, Nicola joins KWM citing the firm's strength and depth in Private Equity and Private Capital as the ideal platform to support and further grow her practice in the Asian region.

Nicola joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she spearheaded the firm's private capital practice in Asia.

Together with other recent high-profile lateral hires John Shum, Amanda Lees, Jake Robson and Nick Davies, Nicola's appointment further bolsters KWM's Singapore platform and continues to demonstrate the firm's commitment to delivering unparalleled connectivity and expertise with the firm's other core markets in China, Australia and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the appointment, KWM Global Chairman, Wang Junfeng said:

"Our aspiration is to build an international top-tier law firm from the region. We're delighted to have a leading practitioner of Nicola's calibre share our vision and we expect her to play a critical role in the further development of our unique Asia-centric strategy."

KWM Global Chief Executive Sue Kench said:

"Nicola's appointment enhances our offering to clients in the private capital space, adding quality and depth to our growing Singapore partnership and regional M&A capability.

"We're excited by the opportunities Nicola's appointment will open up for KWM and our clients and we look forward to welcoming her to our partnership."

Nicola will take up her appointment early in the New Year.