Reed Smith has appointed Han Ming Ho, a prominent figure in the Asia investment funds market, as a partner in its global corporate group and Singapore office.
Joining from Sidley Austin, where he co-headed the Asia investment funds practice, Ho brings extensive experience in forming and structuring diverse investment funds like hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds. He also advises fund managers on setting up business operations in Singapore, and developing, organising and registering investment funds throughout the Asia-Pacific, including Japan.
Praj Samant, Reed Smith’s Asia-Pacific managing partner, said: “We are truly delighted to welcome Han Ming. He is the standout name in the Asia funds market. The attraction of talent of his stature is a testament to our firm’s continued strategic success in Asia.”
Denise Jong, co-chair of Reed Smith’s global corporate group, added: “Han Ming is a world-class lawyer with a huge reputation. His arrival will add serious firepower to our team, proving a huge asset to our clients.”
Calvin Chan, Reed Smith’s managing partner in Singapore, shared the enthusiasm, saying: “We are very pleased to have Han Ming on board. His arrival will bolster the depth of our office’s talent.”
With considerable regulatory expertise, Ho guides clients on compliance and licensing matters related to securities and financial advisory law. He actively collaborates with regulators in Singapore and advises clients in the virtual assets ecosystem, efficiently navigating rapidly evolving regulatory requirements.
His esteemed clientele includes numerous leading fund sponsors and managers, investment banks, financial institutions, family offices and other organisations across varied sectors.
Recognised as the voice of alternative funds in Singapore, Ho increases Reed Smith’s Asian team to 140 lawyers and nearly 50 partners across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.