Proskauer Bolsters Capital Markets Practice with Addition of Corporate Finance Partner Joshua M. Zimmerman in Hong Kong
March 1, 2016 (Hong Kong) – International law firm Proskauer today announced the arrival of corporate finance partner Joshua M. Zimmerman, who will lead the Firm’s capital markets practice in Asia.
Mr. Zimmerman’s practice encompasses a broad variety of corporate finance transactions. He is a recognized leader in Asian high-yield bond, liability management, leveraged finance, acquisition finance and sovereign debt transactions. Mr. Zimmerman also has significant equity experience, advising on both Hong Kong listings and SEC-registered offerings.
Based in Hong Kong since 1997, Mr. Zimmerman has executed transactions across the Asia-Pacific region, including in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. His clients have included leading international investment banks, PE funds and issuers active in TMT, gaming, property development, natural resources, education, manufacturing, aviation and retail.
Frank Lopez, global co-head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group, said, “Josh’s arrival is another important step in the continued growth of our market-leading global capital markets and leveraged finance practices. Josh will enable us to provide our clients with an even deeper bench of international experience, including expanding our global high-yield bond and leveraged finance expertise and presence to Asia."
Yuval Tal, head of Proskauer’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices, noted, “Josh’s experience in equity and debt capital markets and acquisition finance, his long-term presence in the Asia region and his strong relationships with the banking community will be instrumental to the growth of our transactional offering in Asia.”
“I am very excited to be joining Proskauer. Its capabilities in high yield, leveraged finance, private equity and Hong Kong law are highly complementary to my practice. With my nearly 20 years of experience in the region, I am especially impressed by Proskauer's commitment to Asia and nuanced understanding of Asian markets,” said Mr. Zimmerman.
Mr. Zimmerman joins Proskauer from the Hong Kong office of Milbank. He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an A.B. from Princeton University. He is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong and is admitted in New York. Mr. Zimmerman has been recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific as a leading individual in High Yield Products for over a decade.