Mr. Zimmerman’s practice encompasses a broad variety of corporate finance transactions. He is a recognized leader in Asian high-yield bond, liability management, leveraged finance, acquisition finance and sovereign debt transactions. Mr. Zimmerman also has significant equity experience, advising on both Hong Kong listings and SEC-registered offerings.
Based in Hong Kong since 1997, Mr. Zimmerman has executed transactions across the Asia-Pacific region, including in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. His clients have included leading international investment banks, PE funds and issuers active in TMT, gaming, property development, natural resources, education, manufacturing, aviation and retail.
Frank Lopez, global co-head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group, said, “Josh’s arrival is another important step in the continued growth of our market-leading global capital markets and leveraged finance practices. Josh will enable us to provide our clients with an even deeper bench of international experience, including expanding our global high-yield bond and leveraged finance expertise and presence to Asia."
Yuval Tal, head of Proskauer’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices, noted, “Josh’s experience in equity and debt capital markets and acquisition finance, his long-term presence in the Asia region and his strong relationships with the banking community will be instrumental to the growth of our transactional offering in Asia.”
“I am very excited to be joining Proskauer. Its capabilities in high yield, leveraged finance, private equity and Hong Kong law are highly complementary to my practice. With my nearly 20 years of experience in the region, I am especially impressed by Proskauer's commitment to Asia and nuanced understanding of Asian markets,” said Mr. Zimmerman.
Mr. Zimmerman joins Proskauer from the Hong Kong office of Milbank. He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an A.B. from Princeton University. He is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong and is admitted in New York. Mr. Zimmerman has been recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific as a leading individual in High Yield Products for over a decade.
Proskauer opened its Hong Kong office in 2008 and its Beijing office in 2012. With combined Hong Kong, U.S. and English law capabilities, our Asia team focuses on inbound and outbound cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and private equity real estate transactions, commercial litigation, white collar defense and investigations. Our clients include multinationals, private equity funds, investment banks and other financial institutions as well as companies from a broad spectrum of industries.
Proskauer’s global Capital Markets Group has extensive IPO experience, representing companies, underwriters and sponsors across all industries. Our experience with such a broad client base gives the group great dexterity across all transaction types to achieve timely and successful results for our clients. The group was also recognized by the Financial Times for “Innovation in the Business of Law” for its groundbreaking IPO and Global High-Yield Bond studies in the publication’s North America Innovative Lawyers 2014 report.
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