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Freshfields welcomes new capital markets partner in Hong Kong

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has appointed Howie Farn as a partner. He will be based in Hong Kong.

Howie Farn joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a capital markets partner, focusing on U.S. securities transactions. Before joining Kirkland & Ellis, Howie was a Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Hong Kong. Dual qualified in Hong Kong and New York, Howie brings a wealth of valuable experience. He speaks Chinese and English.

“The Asia partners are delighted to welcome Howie Farn to Freshfields,” said Asia managing partner Thomas Ng. “Howie has accumulated significant experience advising on some landmark transactions for a range of household-name multinational clients. I believe he will add even greater strength and depth to our award-winning capital markets offering.”

“It’s an honour to join Freshfields’ market-leading capital markets team,” said Howie Farn. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to continue to advise some of the world’s most high-profile companies on their mission-critical transactions while working alongside some of the most respected practitioners in the market.”