Press Release October 04, 2021
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Goodwin Expands Hong Kong Private Investment Funds Team with Addition of Partners Phil Culhane and Elyn Xing

高赢(Goodwin)扩充香港私募基金团队 Phil Culhane及邢倩(Elyn Xing)加盟成为合伙人

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Phil Culhane and Elyn Xing have joined the firm’s Hong Kong office as partners in the global Private Investment Funds practice. Culhane and Xing previously worked together at an international law firm.

“Phil is among the senior statesmen in the Asia fund formation space, and Elyn has a wealth of experience in advising funds operating in the region. We are excited that they have chosen the Goodwin platform to team up once again,” said Yash Rana, Chair of Goodwin’s Hong Kong office and leader of the firm’s Asia practice. “With their strong collective background and unmatched expertise, Phil and Elyn will work with our existing talented fund formation lawyers to further strengthen our private equity platform at the intersection of capital and innovation and serve clients across the Asia-Pacific region.”

Culhane has over 30 years of experience in advising on the formation of private investment funds. He has particular expertise with representing Asia-based alternative asset managers, from start-up first time funds to established multi-strategy firms.

Xing specializes in advising sponsors of private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts, covering numerous sectors and strategies, including debt, energy, growth capital and emerging markets funds.

Goodwin’s award-winning Asia Private Investment Funds practice, led by Greg Barclay, is one of the largest teams in the region specializing in cross-border fund formation across asset classes, covering private equity, venture capital, mezzanine/debt, infrastructure and real estate funds, including co-investments and complex GP-led restructurings and other secondary transactions, and works on an integrated basis with Goodwin’s Asia and global transactional teams. Goodwin’s full service practice in Asia is highly ranked across practices, including private equity and private investment funds, by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, Chambers Global 2021, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 and IFLR1000 2022.

The Asia funds team is part of an integrated cross-border private investment funds practice with 150+ lawyers supporting over 500 investment managers raising capital to invest in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. In the past 18 months, the global team has closed $200+ billion in raised capital. Goodwin was recently named the top law firm for fund formation by Law360, the Legal 500 UK Awards, IJ Global, and SuperReturn Awards.

香港,2021年10月4日 – 高赢国际律师事务所(Goodwin)今天宣布Phil Culhane及邢倩律师(Elyn Xing)加盟香港办事处成为私募基金部合伙人。Culhane律师及邢律师之前曾于同一家国际律师事务所工作。

高赢香港办事处主席兼亚洲业务部主席荣雅士(Yash Rana) 表示: 「Phil 是亚洲基金设立领域的元老级专家,而Elyn 则在为专注于在亚洲投资及运营的基金提供涉及基金设立及基金投资等领域拥有丰富的经验。我们很高兴他们选择高赢作为再次合作的平台。Phil 和 Elyn 将与我们现时负责基金设立的优秀律师团队合作,凭着他们强大的共同背景和无与伦比的专业知识,进一步加强我们在资本与创新交汇的领域具备独特优势的私募股权平台,为亚太区客户提供优质的服务。

Culhane 律师在为设立私募基金提供咨询方面,拥有 30 多年的深厚经验。他尤其擅长代表从初创基金以至著名的多重策略公司的亚洲另类资产管理公司。

邢律师专责为私募基金、共同投资工具和独立管理账户的发起和/或管理人提供咨询服务,当中涵盖众多领域和策略,包括债务、能源、成长资本和新兴市场基金。

屡获殊荣的高赢亚洲私募基金团队由Greg Barclay带领,是亚洲区最大的团队之一,擅长设立跨资产类别的跨境基金,涵盖私募股权、风险投资、夹层融资/债务、基建和房地产基金,包括共同投资、由普通合伙人主导的复杂重组和其他二级交易,并与高赢的亚洲和全球交易团队紧密合作。高赢在私募股权和私募基金等领域均获得多家评级机构的高度评价,例如《钱伯斯亚太 2021》、《钱伯斯全球 2021》、《亚太法律 500 强 2021》和《国际金融法律评论 1000》2022年度榜。

高赢的亚洲私募基金团队是由超过150 名基金律师组成之综合跨境业务的一部分,协助500多名投资经理筹集资金以投资于私募股权、房地产、科技和生命科学领域。高赢仅在过往18个月就完成了超过 2000 亿美元私人基金。近年来,高赢获 《法律 360》(Law360)、《法律 500 强》(Legal 500)、IJ Global和SuperReturn Awards评为基金建构领域的顶级法律顾问。