Ropes & Gray has appointed asset management lawyer Vincent Ip as the managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office to succeed Dan Anderson who had been the office managing partner for five years. Anderson will continue co-leading the firm’s restructuring and special situations practice.
Ip started his law career with Ropes & Gray as an associate in 2006 and led a key component office of the firm’s pan-Asia focus in advising clients on a range of funds. He also worked closely with emerging and established sponsors.
“We continue to be committed to, and invested in Hong Kong, and more broadly Asia-Pacific with a strategy that has proven successful for Ropes & Gray,” Ip told Asia Business Law Journal. “The industries we are focused on – asset management, private equity and life sciences – are all growth industries within Greater China and the wider Asia Pacific.”
Ip said global institutional clients turned to the firm for its ability to deliver counsel across three regions: North America, Europe and Asia while keeping local work within these markets. For example, the firm’s Hong Kong office has advised China-based tech companies and financial institutions, leading Asia-based sovereign investors, and key names across Asia’s private equity community.
As a people-oriented business, Ip believes it is the team that makes the firm stand out in the market and stay ahead in advanced industries. “We’re committed to nurturing the legal talents of the firm’s next-generation lawyers,” said Ip. “We are also always on the lookout for talented lawyers to join our outstanding team.”