Global firm hires Corrs partner for banking, finance

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After seven years at national firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jeremy King is joining Pinsent Masons.

He will be based in Melbourne but will support colleagues in Sydney, Perth, and the wider region with his experience extending to financing for energy and renewables, social infrastructure, roads and rail, property, mining and resources, and water and sanitation.

King was recently recognised by The Best Lawyers in Australia in the categories of Banking and Finance Law, Energy Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Project Finance and Development Practice, and Equipment Finance Law, Asset Finance Law and Structured Finance Law.

“We are thrilled to have on board a partner who is so highly-regarded in the industry, particularly for his banking and finance work and his strong leadership in the pro bono space,” said Anthony Arrow, head of Australia's

Finance & Projects team at Pinsent Masons.
Allens helps Aussie healthcare company sell pathology business

A team from Allens has advised one of Australia’s leading healthcare operators on the sale of several Asian pathology operations.

Healthscope has divested 39 laboratories in Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, and follows the sale of its Australian pathology business in 2015 on which Allens also advised.

The Allens team advising on this latest sale was led by corporate partner Emin Altiparmak and included Michelle Bennett, Managing Associate (Corporate); Annabelle Aland, Managing Associate (Real Estate); Julian Holland, Associate (Corporate); Joanne Pak, Lawyer (Corporate); Dougald Coulson, Lawyer (Real Estate).

Cooley appoints leading corporate partner in Beijing
Henry Yin has joined the business department of Cooley in Beijing from rival Kirkland & Ellis in Hong Kong.

Yin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions – including cross‐border and outbound investments – private equity, early and late-stage venture capital and growth investments, joint ventures, PIPEs, financings, going‐private transactions and other corporate matters associated with companies from the US, China and globally.

Mike Lincoln, Cooley’s global business department chair, hinted that there could be bigger things to come for Yin.

“Building out our Beijing presence is the firm’s latest step in finding next-generation leaders to continue our history of achievement across the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.