Brunswick further strengthens global financial situations capabilities.
August 31, 2022 - Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Paul Lai will join as a Partner in Hong Kong on September 1, 2022.
Paul brings more than two decades of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, advising on transactions for corporates and governments throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States. Most recently, he was Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Regional Head and Head of the Corporate and Institutional Bank Greater China at Westpac. Prior to that, Paul was Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Asia at BBVA. He previously held a number of senior roles at CITIC CLSA, HSBC and UBS.
At Brunswick, Paul will advise clients on financial situations, including complex mergers and acquisitions and other capital market transactions.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the firm. Brunswick is the leading M&A and shareholder activism advisor globally. Paul’s extensive experience of financial situations, his outstanding reputation and his wide-ranging networks will strengthen further our global financial situations capabilities.”
On joining the firm, Paul Lai said: “Brunswick has an extremely strong record of advising on financial situations in Asia-Pacific and globally. Today, organizations face an increasingly complex and regulated environment, and it has never been more important for them to articulate their value proposition clearly to a range of critical stakeholders. I am thrilled to join the partnership at Brunswick and lend my deep expertise to our clients’ most critical issues.”
About Paul Lai
Paul brings more than two decades of corporate banking, corporate finance and investment banking experience to Brunswick, including mergers and acquisitions and local and international debt and equity capital markets advisory. He joins Brunswick from Westpac, where he was Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch, Regional Head and Head of the Corporate and Institutional Bank Greater China, responsible for overseeing the firm’s businesses and operations in Greater China.
Prior to this, Paul was Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Asia at BBVA. Previously, he held a number of senior roles at CITIC CLSA, HSBC and UBS.
Paul received a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Finance from the University of Southern California.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organisations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.