Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has recently appointed Xavier Amadei as Local Principal in its Capital Markets practice.
Commenting on the appointment, Managing Principal of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Andy Leck said: "Xavier is a crucial hire to further grow our Capital Markets practice. His varied experience across Asia Pacific and South Asia will no doubt add to our team's established track record. We are optimistic on Southeast Asia's growth trajectory, which we have seen from our Asia Pacific business macrotrends study, The Age of Hypercomplexity."
Ashok Lalwani, Asia Pacific head of Baker McKenzie’s International Capital Markets Practice said: "We continue to strengthen our debt and equity transactional capabilities in Singapore through strong lateral hires: with Kenny Kwan joining us in March and now Xavier. As we continue to expand our international and regional capital markets practice, we are very pleased that Xavier has joined at a time when we see increased sophistication and innovation from market players in this region.”
Xavier, who joins the Firm from Linklaters, has extensive experience acting on cross-border equity and debt offerings, advising investment banks, issuers (including sovereigns), and shareholders throughout the Asia Pacific region. His transactional experience includes SEC-registered offerings and offerings pursuant to Regulation S, Rule 144A as well as other private placements. He has also advised clients on matters of bribery, corruption, fraud and economic sanction regimes and on the implications of the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. He has been praised by clients for being "very dedicated and very experienced in his field" in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 directory.
Xavier is admitted to practise in Hong Kong, Paris and New York.