K&L Gates Adds Hong Kong Debt Capital Markets Finance Partner

9 November 2022

Hong Kong – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Jay Lee as a debt capital markets finance partner in its Hong Kong office. Lee joins K&L Gates from the Hong Kong office of Simmons & Simmons.

Lee is Hong Kong- and U.S.-qualified and speaks Korean, Mandarin, and English. He is experienced in advising financial institutions and corporations on a wide variety of debt capital markets transactions (RMB bonds, G-3 bonds, equity-linked products, high yield bonds, asset backed securities and structured finances, MTNs, local currency bonds, and loan syndications). He also advises on structured debt products and derivatives transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions, asset management and other general corporate and finance matters.

Lee’s key clients include global, regional, and PRC financial institutions, private equity, asset management, and alternative asset management companies and corporates.

David Tang, Managing Partner, Asia, commented: “Jay is a terrific addition to our capital markets and finance practice in Asia. Jay’s experience will bolster our regional debt capital markets practice and will allow us to continue expanding our debt capital markets offerings for both existing and future clients across the Asia-Pacific and in other regions. We are very excited about Jay’s arrival.”

Jason Opperman, co-leader of K&L Gates’ global finance practice, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jay to K&L Gates’ global finance practice. His DCM experience and familiarity working across key regional markets in Asia will complement our existing Asia-Pacific and global capabilities.”

K&L Gates’ global finance practice integrates the many disciplines involved in financing and restructuring transactions across markets and industries across the globe. With lawyers in offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, the practice maintains a balance between buy-side and sell-side representation and represents lenders, borrowers, servicers, collateral managers, trustees, rating agencies, investors, and other participants in a wide array of financing transactions.