Press Release

Morgan Lewis Adds Global Capital Markets Partner in Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

HONG KONG, February 1, 2023: Morgan Lewis continues to expand its global capital markets team with the addition of David (Changyu) Liao. David, who joins as a partner resident in Hong Kong, focuses on debt capital markets.

“I am delighted to welcome David to Morgan Lewis. Our global capital markets practice is a key focus for our firm,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Our clients will benefit greatly from adding a seasoned lawyer in Asia on the debt side to our leading Hong Kong practice in equity capital markets transactions.”

David advises corporate, investment bank, and other financial institution clients from the People’s Republic of China and throughout Asia. He focuses on representing both underwriters and issuers in debt capital market transactions and has an extensive background in the issuance of investment grade bonds, high-yield bonds and debt and equity hybrid instruments as well as tender offer, exchange offer, consent solicitation and other liability management transactions in connection with debt securities that could be governed by US, UK or Hong Kong law.

“David’s addition further strengthens the tie between our New York, London, and Hong Kong capital markets practice,” said Steven Browne, who leads Morgan Lewis’s global corporate and business transactions practice. “He has all the qualities that align directly with our culture and position him for success on our global platform.”

“David’s addition is yet another investment by Morgan Lewis in our Hong Kong team, which serves our clients across capital markets, private equity, investment management, disputes, and labor and employment practices,” said Maurice Hoo, managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s Hong Kong office. “Many of our lawyers already know David well and he has a stellar reputation from both a personal and professional standpoint.”