Linklaters has announced two new partners. Xiaoxi Lin will join the law firm’s corporate practice while Alessandro Nolet will join the banking practice. Both will be based in Hong Kong.
Lin has extensive private equity experience with a focus on control buyouts and growth capital investments. He is also one of the most experienced practitioners in Asia in US public transactions, including going-private transactions and private investments in public equities.
Lin joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was an M&A partner focused on private equity and public takeovers. He brings further private equity expertise to the Linklaters team in the region. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis in 2015, Lin spent six years with Davis Polk & Wardwell in their New York, Beijing and Hong Kong offices.
Nolet joins Linklaters’ Asia leveraged and acquisition finance team of 10 partners and 70 associates across the region. He brings significant experience of assisting banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds and corporates on a wide range of banking, finance and restructuring transactions in Europe, Asia and the United States, particularly in leveraged financings.
Nolet previously trained and practised at Linklaters in the London and Milan offices between 2004 and 2010, before leaving to join Cleary Gottlieb and then White & Case, where he has been a partner since 2018. During his time at Cleary Gottlieb, Nolet worked in Hong Kong for three years and developed relationships with clients across Asia.