Ropes & Gray promotes Hong Kong secondaries lawyer

Vincent Ip's clients include AlpInvest Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC.

Ropes & Gray has promoted 11 professionals to partner across its business including a Hong Kong-based lawyer who works on secondaries deals.

Vincent Ip
Vincent Ip

Vincent Ip represents institutional investors in connection with secondaries and co-investment, as well as investments in private equity funds, hedge funds and separate accounts, according to a statement.

Ip’s clients include AlpInvest Partners, Bain Capital, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC.

The law firm made the highest number of promotions in its Boston office, where four lawyers were boosted to partner. Those with private equity experience include Charles Boer, who advises private equity firms and strategic investors in the structuring and negotiation of leveraged buyouts, public and private mergers, and acquisitions and divestitures, and Patricia Lynch, who has experience in structured finance and fund financing transactions, including collateralised loan obligations and credit fund leverage facilities.

In London, the firm promoted David Seymour, who specialises in real estate investments and transactions, and UK tax lawyer Andrew Howard, who advises on transactions involving investment funds, including private equity, finance, securitisation, special situations, real estate and fund formation.

The promotions were effective from Tuesday.