The new hire will be working with Baker McKenzie’s capital markets team as well
FenXun Partners has grown its capital markets group with the hire of new senior counsel Stella Hu.
“Stella Hu is a highly regarded capital markets lawyer whose strong experience in IPOs, and her knowledge of US securities law makes her a great addition to our firm. I am confident that she will be able to work closely with the team in assisting Chinese enterprises with their cross-border fund-raising activities and in navigating the increasingly stringent listing regulations,” managing partner Yingzhe Wang.
Hu has a wealth of experience handling Hong Kong capital markets matters. She has worked in the biotech, healthcare, TMT and consumer goods industries, advising Chinese issuers on their Hong Kong Stock Exchange IPOs.
She has assisted listed companies with regard to compliance with listing rules and other regulatory issues. She has also applied her expertise in US securities law to her work with US-listed companies.
Hu is qualified to practise in China and New York. Prior to joining FenXun Partners, she recorded stints with Shearman & Sterling, Paul Hastings and Tian Yuan Law Firm.
She also practised with Baker McKenzie in Beijing. In line with the Baker McKenzie FenXun Joint Operation platform, she will be working with Baker McKenzie’s capital markets group.
“I am pleased to join FenXun Partners, which has a strong market reputation in China. Baker McKenzie has a leading capital markets practice with broad market reach. Leveraging through the Joint Operation platform, I look forward to working with issuers and investment banks in equity and debt transactions to help them achieve the best outcome,” Hu said.
Christina Lee, who leads Baker McKenzie’s capital markets team in Hong Kong and Mainland China, highlighted Hu’s experience handling Hong Kong IPOs as an asset.
“Hong Kong continues to be the preferred IPO destination for many Chinese issuers amid the heightened tensions between China and the US,” Lee explained. “With the expansion of the Stock Connect scheme between Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen, combined with the IPO system reform in recent years, Hong Kong is poised to attract more new economy companies to have their listings in the city.”
Hu will be operating from FenXun Partners’ Beijing branch.