Finsbury adds Richard Barton to management at Hong Kong office

Finsbury has made another senior hire as Richard Barton joins the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

A leading financial and corporate communications advisor, Barton has 20 years of experience in Asia. He has advised senior executives at global multi-nationals and fast-growing Asian companies on a range of issues including hostile and friendly merger and acquisition, debt restructuring and insolvency, IPOs, corporate and reputation management, crisis, litigation, public affairs, and stakeholder outreach.

Barton joins Finsbury after more than seven years at Newgate Communications, which he founded and led in Hong Kong.

Finsbury chairman and founder Roland Rudd said, "Barton has an exceptionally broad range of experience both across Asia as well as London, which will be invaluable to our clients as they look to meet the challenges of doing business post-COVID-19. We are delighted that Barton is joining Finsbury to help further drive our rapidly growing business in Asia, which already has an outstanding team in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore."

Barton’s move to Finsbury is the company’s third senior hire in Asia in recent months, following the appointment of Paul Yang as partner and Greater China lead in Hong Kong, and Japan veteran Deborah Hayden as managing director in Tokyo.

Ben Richardson, head of Asia at Finsbury added, "There is no doubt that Barton's equity and debt capital markets expertise, having advised on deals totalling more than US$300 billion, coupled with his extensive issues management experience, will be an invaluable asset to our clients in Asia and beyond.”


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