Goodwin Procter To Open Hong Kong Office Focused On Technology And Private Equity

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that it will open an office in Hong Kong focusing on the firm's expertise in private equity, venture capital, technology companies and fund formation.

The Hong Kong office is being launched by Goodwin Procter partners Yash Rana and Brian McDaniel, who represent private equity and venture capital clients that are forming funds and investing in Asian companies, especially in China and India, as well as representing technology and life sciences companies with operations or expansion opportunities in the region.

Mr. Rana, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Private Equity Group, who will relocate to Hong Kong from New York, has a broad-based transactional practice, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.He leads Goodwin Procter's India Practice and has deep experience in representing clients in cross-border transactions, especially investments into India.

Mr. McDaniel, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Private Investment Funds Practice, will relocate to Hong Kong from Silicon Valley. He specializes in the formation and operation of private equity and venture capital funds investing in China, India and other Asian countries.

Two attorneys from Heller Ehrman, Kevin J. Culligan and John P. Hanish, have joinedGoodwin Procter in the New York office, continuing the expansion of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice.

Messrs. Culligan and Hanish handle a variety of high-profile patent litigation matters, with an emphasis on the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and banking sectors.

Goodwin Procter LLP has been named one of the "Top Places to Work in Massachusetts."The firm was ranked number 30 on the overall list and number eight on the "Top 25 Large Workplaces" list, which appeared in the Sunday edition of The Boston Globe.

The rankings are featured in The Globe's 100 Top Places to Work magazine, which debuted an employee-based survey project that included 600 qualified companies. The rankings were calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.