October 22, 2013 (New York, Hong Kong) – Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Lynn Chan has joined the firm’s Private Investment Funds group as a Consultant resident in the Hong Kong office. Coupled with the recent appointment of noted private investment funds lawyer Yong Ren as a partner in Beijing, her addition extends the firm’s international private equity platform and its footprint in Asia.

“Proskauer remains focused on building out our prominent private equity offering in the region,” said Proskauer Chairman Joseph M. Leccese. “Lynn’s extensive experience handling complex fund structuring advances our ability to serve the global needs of our clients in the investment fund sector.”

Lynn's practice focuses primarily on the structuring and management of private investment funds, acting for both general partners and limited partners. She has advised a broad range of clients across Europe and Asia.

“Lynn’s knowledge of global fund structuring and regulatory issues will enhance our ability to counsel sponsors, managers and institutional investors in all aspects of their investment-related activities in Asia. We are delighted to have her join us,” said David W. Tegeler, Co-chair of the Global Private Investment Funds Group.

Proskauer’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices handle the full range of corporate matters, including mergers & acquisitions, fund structuring and management, private equity and venture capital transactions, private equity real estate, capital markets, foreign direct investments and joint ventures. Our team is comprised of practitioners with extensive and in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong and their interaction with laws of other jurisdictions.

Yuval Tal, head of Proskauer’s Hong Kong office, stated, “With Lynn’s addition we continue to execute our strategic plan to extend the capabilities of our core practice groups in Asia. Her extensive experience will complement our growing private investment funds team in both Hong Kong and Beijing. She will be a great resource for our clients in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Lynn joins the firm from O’Melveny & Myers where she served as counsel in their investment funds practice and worked in the Hong Kong and Singapore offices. She earned an LLB degree in Law and Chinese from the University of Leeds in England. She is an English and Mandarin speaker and is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong and England and Wales.

Proskauer’s Private Investment Funds Group is one of the world's premier practices, comprising a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of lawyers that offers comprehensive services to the funds sector. The group advises many of the world’s most active sponsors and managers in structuring funds, and also advises institutional investors in their alternative investment programs, as well as sellers, intermediaries and buyers in all types of secondaries transactions.

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