U.S. law firm K&L Gates has hired Eugene Yeung, who focuses on aviation finance and restructuring and insolvency, as a partner in Hong Kong from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he was a counsel.

Yeung acts for financial lenders, aircraft owners, airlines, and ultra-high net worth individuals on commercial transactions within the aviation sector, including aviation finance, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, and investments and general corporate advisory matters.

He joined Pillsbury in January 2018 from Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a consultant. Prior to that, Yeung worked at Mayer Brown for nearly seven years.

Yeung’s arrival takes the number of Hong Kong-based partners at K&L Gates to 16. He is the firm’s first lateral hire in Hong Kong since it snapped up three lawyers from the exiting Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in August last year.

Meanwhile, Pillsbury, which opened its Hong Kong office in 2016, now has three lawyers in the city, including partner Paul Jebely.


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