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Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong Adds Alan Linning


Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong Adds Alan Linning

Summary: A former securities and futures commission regulator has joined Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong.
Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong Adds Alan Linning

Mayer Brown JSM made a valuable addition to their Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Hong Kong. Alan Linning is joining the firm from Sidley Austin in Hong Kong where he was a partner.

Linning brings over 25 years of experience in financial services regulatory matters, investigations, and proceedings. He will focus on advising companies in the midst of investigations to help them defend civil claims and criminal prosecutions brought by regulatory agencies like the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Co-leader John Hickin of Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice said, “As regulatory enforcement and related compliance concerns continue to top our clients’ lists of concerns, Alan’s in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong’s regulatory landscape acquired from his senior roles in the public and private sectors and experience in commercial litigation will significantly enhance the firm’s capabilities in these areas. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

Senior partner Terence Tung added, “Alan’s arrival is the latest in an impressive series of new partners who have joined our growing offices in Asia. Just as we have augmented our Banking & Finance practice with two new partners in Singapore and another in Hong Kong, Alan adds to our litigation practice in Asia and around the world.”

Before joining Sidley Austin, Linning was the managing director and head of Asia regional compliance at a top investment bank. He also served as the co-head of dispute resolution at another well-known international law firm's Hong Kong office. He can practice law in Hong Kong and Scotland.

He said of his new move, “Mayer Brown’s world-renowned reputation and core commitment to first-rate client service were significant factors in my decision to join the firm. I look forward to additional opportunities to serve clients by leveraging the firm’s global platform and impressive capabilities.”


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