Skadden recruits partner for HK office


Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom announced on 2 May that Christopher Betts has joined the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

Betts focuses on China-related capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as general corporate advice. He has advised a number of leading investment banks and PRC companies on their listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, M&A, rights issues etc.

Christopher Betts
Christopher Betts

He is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong and New South Wales state in Australia, and is the fourth partner to join Skadden’s Asia-Pacific practice in the past year.

“He is an ideal addition to our Asia- Pacific-based team, as we continue to expand upon our longtime commitment to Hong Kong, China and the rest of the region,” said Michael Gisser, head of Skadden’s Asia-Pacific practice.

Betts said Skadden is renowned for its market-leading work across Asia, as well as globally, “and I am excited about the unparalleled opportunities the firm and its clients present”.

Eric Friedman, Skadden’s executive partner, said Betts was a signifcant addition to the firm’s capital markets and M&A capabilities in the region. “His track record in advising major investment banks and PRC companies in large and complex transactions makes him a perfect fit for both our firm and our clients.”