Mayer Brown has hired Ashurst finance partner Doo-Soon Choi in Hong Kong.
Choi is the latest partner to exit Ashurst following a spate of departures from the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on a number of areas, including leverage finance, syndicated loans and real estate finance.
Choi worked in London and Australia, where he was seconded in 2012, before moving to Hong Kong in 2014. He was promoted to partner at Ashurst in 2007.
“With his background in complex, cross-border acquisition finance for clients across a variety of industries, Doo-Soon is a valuable addition to our Hong Kong office,” said Richard Stock, co-leader of the firm’s banking & finance practice.
Choi joins shortly after the arrival of Latham & Watkins corporate partner Rod Brown, who joined Mayer Brown in Singapore in March.
In London, Ashurst has seen a number of exits in recent months. Latham recruited restructuring and insolvency partner Simon Baskerville from Ashurst last month, less than a fortnight after hiring Rob Moulton, Ashurst’s global co-head of financial regulation.
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