People: Softbank gets another former Deutsche exec; Law firm adds to Japan team

SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during an earnings briefing in Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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

Former Deutsche Bank executive Colin Fan is set to join Japan’s Softbank which is making senior hires to manage its giant $100 billion tech fund.

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.

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