Former Deutsche Bank executive Colin Fan is set to join Japan’s Softbank while law firm White & Case has appointed Nels Hansen at its global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Japan.
Softbank gets another former Deutsche executive
According to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday, in the new role, Fan has relocated to US to work from SoftBank’s California office. The report said citing sources that Fan will be a managing director with the Vision Fund.
A Softbank spokesperson declined to comment on a query from this portal.
Colin Fan, who was the co-head of investment banking at Deutsche Bank, will now be joining ex-Deustche executive Rajiv Misra, the chief executive of Softbank Vision Fund.
Fan is a Deutsche oil timer having joined the bank in 1998. He led the bank’s trading businesses before becoming the co-head of the investment bank in 2012. A Beijing-born man, he is a Canadian and a Harvard graduate.
Law firm White & Case adds to Japanese corporate team
Law firm White & Case has appointed Nels Hansen at its global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Japan, said a report from finews on Friday.
He joins the firm from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he has worked in Tokyo and Palo Alto.
With an expertise in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) and energy sectors, Hansen also has a fair experience of working with private equity and venture capital funds.
He is fluent in Japanese and a Registered Foreign Attorney (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) in Japan and a member of Tokyo Bar Association. He has advised clients in the past on a range of corporate transactions, completed mergers and acquisitions, hostile or contested transactions, investments and joint ventures.