Asian People

China
Brace Yourself for China’s Baby Boom

With the termination of the one-child policy in China late last year, there could be a jump in pregnant or nursing employees come spring time.

Indonesia
Linklaters Indonesia Associate Firm Adds Finance Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Adrian Pranata joins Jakarta-based Widyawan & Partners from Herbert Smith Freehills associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.

Hong Kong
Stephenson Harwood Takes Two From Eversheds

By Anna Zhang |

Former Asia head of banking and finance King Tak Fung and litigation partner Ivan Ng join in Hong Kong with five associates.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Recruits Sydney Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Banking and finance lawyer Maria Townsend specializes in the automotive sector.

China
China’s Haiwen Opens in Shenzhen With Latham Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Former counsel Lu Guiping relocates across the border from Hong Kong to run the third office for the leading Chinese corporate firm.

Japan
Buchalter Nemer Launches L.A.-Based Japan Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Parker Milliken shareholders Sabina Helton and Steven Nakasone join as a shareholder and of counsel respectively.

Australia
Jones Day Opens in Brisbane, Adds New Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Veteran Queensland lawyer Brett Heading arrives from domestic firm McCullough Robertson while Perth partner John Cooper relocates to lead the four-lawyer new office.

Singapore
King & Wood Mallesons Adds Disputes Practice in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Former Drew & Napier construction head Chau Ee Lee arrives to lead the practice.

Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright Bolsters Construction Disputes in Brisbane

By Anna Zhang |

Former Clayton Utz special counsel Peter Lamont arrives.

China
Pillsbury Grabs Perkins Coie Patent Litigator

By Anna Zhang |

Jack Ko joins as a Shanghai partner from San Diego.

Lawyer Amal Clooney embraces the deposed President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed as he arrives at Heathrow airport in London, January 21, 2016.

Maldives
Amal Clooney for the Win (But Would You Expect Anything Less?)

After a highly visible lobbying campaign in Washington, D.C. and around the world, Amal Clooney helped secure the release—at least for now—of the ex-president of the Maldives, who arrived in London on Thursday. And she's already got a new client to save.

Gaston P. Fernandez, with Hogan Lovells

China
This Mandarin-Speaking Miami Attorney, with Cuban Roots, is in High Demand

Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.

China
Reed Smith Boosts China Energy practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Fulbright Beijing office head Jie Zhang joins the firm in the Chinese capital.

Hong Kong
Stephenson Harwood Adds Hong Kong Disputes Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Watson, Farley & Williams partner Richard Wilmot moves over.

University of Arizona and Ocean University of China officials gathered at the student orientation for the first class of the dual degree program in fall 2015.

China
Two Law Schools Launch Degree Programs in China

Two U.S. law schools are expanding into China with new degrees—one of which is the first of its kind.

Australia
DLA Piper Boosts Australia Real Estate Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Arthur Chong joins the firm in Melbourne.

China
K&L Hires Partners in Shanghai and Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

M&A lawyer Ian Liao and construction specialist Glenn Cheng arrive from Jones Day and U.K. firm Nabarro, respectively.

Hong Kong
Ince & Co Bolsters Hong Kong Finance Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Locke Lord partner Balbir Bindra is a veteran banking and finance lawyer.

Singapore
King & Spalding Grabs Jones Day Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Construction disputes specialist Emerson Holmes joins the 20-lawyer office.

Hong Kong
Mayer Brown Hires From Sidley Austin in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate lawyer Nicholas Chan moves over to advise on corporate finance transactions.

Singapore
Baker & McKenzie Snaps Up Former Ince & Co Asia Energy Head

By Anna Zhang |

Martin David’s exit from the London-based firm follows those of former Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman in October.

Hong Kong
Eversheds Adds Hong Kong Banking Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Herbert Smith Freehills banking lawyer Jae Lemin arrives.

Singapore
Singapore’s TSMP Hires Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Wun Wen-na rejoins the firm after nearly a decade of in-house experience.

China
McDermott Will & Emery Hires China Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Michelle Gon joins and resides at the firm’s alliance firm MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

Hong Kong
White & Case Hires Hong Kong Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Paul Hastings partner Catherine Tsang moves over.

China
China's Broad & Bright Adds Litigation Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Construction disputes specialist Yanjie Lian joins from Shanghai-based Xinhua Law Firm.

China
Chinese Rights Lawyer Pu Convicted, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

By Anna Zhang |

After spending 19 months in custody, Beijing-based human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will soon be released, but he will no longer practice law.

China
Chinese Online Giant Alibaba Hires Former Pfizer and Apple Lawyer for IP Enforcement

Matthew Bassiur, who previously oversaw anti-counterfeiting operations for Pfizer Inc. and is also former counsel for intellectual property enforcement at Apple Inc., has been appointed head of global intellectual property enforcement at Chinese online retail giant Alibaba.

Australia
Clyde & Co Hires Five Partners in Sydney

By Anna Zhang |

Partners David Lee, Lucinda Lyons, David Amentas, Michelle Dunne and Christopher Smith will join from boutique Lee & Lyons as part of a 30-lawyer team.

New Rules Allow Foreign Lawyers to Practice in NY

State court officials have approved new rules authorizing lawyers outside the state to practice in New York on a temporary basis and to allow foreign lawyers to register as in-house counsel. The rules take effect Dec. 30.

Hong Kong
Debevoise Snaps Up Sullivan & Cromwell Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Last year, William Chua was underwriters’ counsel on Alibaba’s $25 billion New York Stock Exchange listing and $8 billion corporate bond issue.

Don H. Liu

South Korea
Scholar Program for Future Asian-American Lawyers Expands

Jean Lee didn't anticipate the Don H. Liu Scholars Program to be as successful as it was coming out of its first year, but now heading into its second year, the program has been extended and a $15,000 scholarship will now be offered to three budding Asian-American law students, not just two.

Australia
Clayton Utz Adds Sydney Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Norton Rose Fulbright partner Ashley Tsacalos, who specializes in advising government departments, will join the firm in February.

Australia
Is Clayton Utz Partner Andrew Sommer Behind Bitcoin’s Creator?

A prominent tax partner at the Australian firm is named in records obtained by Wired and Gizmodo that purportedly identify the creator of leading digital currency bitcoin, which has been a boon to many Am Law 100 firms in recent years.

Hong Kong
Hogan Lovells Boosts Asia Arbitration Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Baker & McKenzie partner James Kwan joins in Hong Kong.

The Churn

Magic Circle Firms Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden, K&L Gates grabs three Down Under and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Hires Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Ow Kim Kit arrives from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state’s top financial regulator.

Hong Kong
Locke Lord Adds Hong Kong Energy Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Asia energy head of Mayer Brown JSM Jack Su arrives at the newly integrated office.

Cisco Systems

China
DLA Piper Adds Valley Corporate Partner

Sherman Chu comes from Cisco, where he'd spent six years as general counsel of the company's business in China.

Hong Kong
Ashurst Hires Away KWM Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Nineteen-year Mallesons veteran Joshua Cole joins the Silver Circle firm to advise on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

China
Former DLA Piper Beijing Chief Representative Joins Bird & Bird

By Anna Zhang |

John Shi arrives with former of counsel Shan Lai as the U.K. firm bets on transactional work in China.

Indonesia
Olswang Hires From Ashurst in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Indonesia-focused partner Toby Grainger relocates from Jakarta.

Singapore
Singapore’s RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Adds Disputes Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Dual-qualified in Germany and Singapore, arbitration specialist Patrick Dahm joins from Rodyk & Davidson.

Hong Kong
Gibson Dunn Nabs Jones Day Hong Kong Antitrust Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Sébastien Evrard handles merger controls and antitrust government investigations and litigation in Asia and Europe.

Hong Kong
HSF Launches Singapore Alliance, Hires Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

The firm has set up a formal law alliance with Singapore’s Prolegis and recruited debt capital markets lawyer William Ku from King & Wood Mallesons.

Hong Kong
Norton Rose Fulbright to Add Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Partner Anna Gamvros will join from Baker & McKenzie in March as the firm readies to boost technology practice in China and Hong Kong.

Australia
Mills Oakley Adds Five New Partners

By Tom Brennan |

The Australian firm has bolstered its tax, environment, corporate, insurance and projects teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Australia
Clyde & Co Adds Insurance Partner in Melbourne

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. shipping and disputes firm has hired away Marcus O’Brien from Norton Rose Fulbright.

India
The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.

Hong Kong
Morrison & Foerster Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Proskauer Rose associate Jason Nelms has joined the San Francisco-based firm’s funds group.

Hong Kong
White & Case Bolsters Hong Kong IPO Team

By Tom Brennan |

New local partner Jessica Zhou had been with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy for nine years.

Indonesia
Linklaters' Indonesia 'Best Friend' Recruits From PT Pertamina

By Tom Brennan |

Alan Frederik rejoins Widyawan & Partners after four years as chief counsel at the state-owned oil and gas company.

Indonesia
DLA Piper Takes Clyde Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Michael Horn joins to bolster the firm's Indonesia practice.

Singapore
Stephenson Harwood Adds Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former White & Case counsel George Cyriac will focus on India-related mergers and acquisitions for the U.K. firm.

Singapore
Clyde Hires Marine Specialist in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Retired Royal Navy veteran Andrew Gray was most recently at Hill Dickinson.

Hong Kong
Clifford Chance Boosts Bonds Practice in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

The Magic Circle firm has hired former Sidley Austin partner and debt capital markets specialist Alexander Lloyd.

Australia
Quinn Emanuel's Newest Hire Adds Plaintiffs Practice in Sydney

By Tom Brennan |

Former Maurice Blackburn principal Damian Scattini joins the Los Angeles-based litigation firm to help build out its class actions capability in Australia.

Australia
Johnson Winter & Slattery Recruits Allens Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Sydney-based partner Marcus Clark focuses his mergers and acquisitions practice on the agribusiness sector.

Singapore
Reed Smith Steals Ince's Top Singapore Partners

By Anna Zhang |

Former Ince & Co. Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman are jumping ship in the midst of other defections in London and reports the maritime specialist is looking for a merger partner.

Hong Kong
Kirkland Hires Third Asia Insolvency Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Lipman Karas partner Kelly Naphtali joins a year after Kirkland launched an Asia restructuring practice with the hire of two former Hogan Lovells partners.

India
The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

By Tom Brennan |

We've broadened the scope for our second annual awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India, bringing the total number of categories to 25 from 17.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Adds Perth Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Former King & Wood Mallesons partner Sarah Harrison joins the firm's workplace relations and safety team.

Singapore
Withers Boosts Corporate Capability in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Former Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Tahirah Ara is slated to join the private wealth boutique on Oct. 26.

Australia
Johnson Winter & Slattery Grabs Partner From Ashurst

By Tom Brennan |

Martin Kudnig is relocating back to Melbourne from London after 16 years with the Silver Circle firm and the former Blake Dawson.

Hong Kong
Chinese Firm Zhong Lun Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Frederick Hui was most recently a disputes associate at DLA Piper.

Hong Kong
Linklaters Hong Kong Loses Fifth Partner This Year

By Anna Zhang |

Samantha Thompson has returned to London to join PricewaterhouseCoopers as a director.

India
Baker & McKenzie Hires India Practice Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner Sonia Baldia will be based in Washington, D.C.

HWL Ebsworth's newest partner, Melbourne-based Polat Siva

Australia
HWL Ebsowrth Adds Disputes Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Polat Siva joins the Australian firm's litigation team in Melbourne from Clayton Utz.

Hong Kong
Howse Williams Bowers Hires Disputes Partner

By Tom Brennan |

The Hong Kong firm has recruited Michael Withington from local litigation boutique Gall.

China
Reed Smith Recruits New Shanghai Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Alexander Fischer is the former senior partner in Shanghai for German firm Roedl & Partners.

Kenya
Some Countries Adding Women in the Boardroom May Surprise You

Diverse director perspectives arguably improve company performance. Yet companies around the world are still far from achieving boardroom gender parity.

Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright Brings on Brisbane Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Insurance specialist Brett Solomon was previously the head of DibbsBarker’s insurance practice.

China
Sidley Austin Boosts Beijing Office With New Hire

By Tom Brennan |

The Chicago-based firm has recruited capital markets partner Mengyu Lu from Kirkland & Ellis.

China
The Road to Being the NBA's China GC Was a Circuitous One

Ella Wong, GC of NBA China, says NBA China still faces some major challenges, including that broadcasting of live games is not clearly protected by copyright law in that country.

Australia
Minter Ellison Recruits Insurance Partner in Sydney

By Tom Brennan |

Kemsley Brennan, most recently with Colin Biggers & Paisley, also spent nearly 20 years in-house at U.S.-based insurer Chubb Group.

Latham & Watkins offices in Washington, D.C. April 1, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Hong Kong
Latham Adds Hong Kong Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited former Goldman Sachs executive director and senior in-house counsel Yilong Du.

Hong Kong
Ashurst Hires Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Renminbi bond specialist Jini Lee is the latest of at least six lawyers this year to leave Linklaters’ Hong Kong office for rival firms.

O'Melveny & Myers Washington, D.C. offices. October 21, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Hong Kong
More Changes in O'Melveny's Singapore Office

By Tom Brennan |

The relocation of transactions partner Andrew Hutton to Hong Kong leaves behind just one partner whose primary residence is in the firm's city-state office.

India
Khaitan, Shardul Amarchand Swap Partners

By Tom Brennan |

Former Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas New Delhi partner Nikhil Narayanan moves to Khaitan & Co., while former Khaitan Mumbai partner Abhay Sharma defects to SAM.

Patuxai in Vientiane, victory gate and landmark of the Laotian capital.

Laos
Zicolaw's Laos Member Firm Hires New Top Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Vientiane Law Co. Ltd. has brought aboard Aristotle David from VNA Legal to serve as managing partner.

Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella

China
IP Legend Morgan Chu on Winning at Trial, Retirement and Poker

"Lucky" is a word that Morgan Chu uses often. Lucky enough as a young lawyer to be tapped to take a major patent case to trial. Lucky enough to win—again and again. But what the Irell & Manella partner doesn't say is that you also make your own luck. Chu spoke to the Lit Daily about his biggest cases and keys to success.

China
Steptoe Hires Beijing Disputes Partner

By Anna Zhang |

China litigation specialist Richard Wagner arrives from Baker & McKenzie.

Australia
DLA Piper Adds Employment Partner in Perth

By Tom Brennan |

Leanne Nickels had joined Norton Rose Australia’s legacy firm Deacons in 1998.

India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Hires New Corporate Head

By Tom Brennan |

Shuva Mandal had spent the last decade and a half at rival AZB & Partners.

China
Chinese Lawyers Look for Next Uber of Legal Services

By Anna Zhang |

China's attempt to boost economic growth by supporting online businesses has some lawyers looking for ways to cash in beyond the billable hour.

Hong Kong
Eversheds Recruits New Partner From Hong Kong Firm

By Tom Brennan |

Employment specialist Jennifer van Dale joins the U.K. firm from Hong Kong litigation boutique Gall, but previously spent 16 years with Baker & McKenzie.

Hong Kong
Bird & Bird Adds One Asia Partner, Loses Another

By Anna Zhang |

Former DLA Piper Asia Pacific employment head Pattie Walsh joins the firm in Hong Kong while Singapore partner Sheena Jacob leaves for local firm.

Rights lawyer Amal Clooney speaks at the Maafushi Prison while meeting with jailed former Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed in Maafushi on September 8, 2015. Rights lawyer Amal Clooney spent hours in a high security prison island in the Maldives September 8 consulting former president Mohamed Nasheed as part of efforts to secure his release.

Amal Clooney: Beautiful? Yes. Famous? Yes. But Is She a Good Lawyer?

Amal Clooney may be the most famous practicing lawyer in the world, and is certainly the most photographed. But is she a good lawyer? In some ways, it’s the wrong question to ask.

China
Han Kun Takes Another Partner From Fangda

By Anna Zhang |

Intellectual property disputes lawyer Wang Yan joins the firm's head office in Beijing.

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, with Marina Bay Sands in the background

Singapore
Kennedys Hires Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Rival DAC Beachcroft's former office head in the city-state Ben Nicholson moved over.

Hong Kong
Reed Smith Adds Three in Asia

By Anna Zhang |

Gregory Wang joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Morrison & Foerster, while Calvin Chan and Kohe Hasan arrive in Singapore from Skadden and Oon & Bazul, respectively.

Singapore
New Singaporean Firm Hires From Rajah & Tann

By Anna Zhang |

Commercial litigator Mohammed Reza has joined Simmons & Simmons' best friend in the city-state as a director.

Joanne Du and Phillip Georgiou, partners, Baker Botts, Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Baker Botts Hires Three Lateral Partners in Asia

Three lawyers leave Jones Day's Hong Kong office to join Baker Botts' Hong Kong office.

Hong Kong
Kirkland Poaches Linklaters Finance Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Leveraged buyout specialist David Irvine is the fourth partner to leave the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.

China
DLA Piper Hires Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Private equity lawyer Gloria Liu joins from Goodwin Procter.

China
Han Kun Steals Eight Allbright Lawyers in Shanghai

By Anna Zhang |

The Beijing-based boutique firm has poached a mixed team of partners and senior counsel whose practices range from mergers and acquisitions to employment law.

Minter Ellison's newest employment partner, Karl Blake, works from Melbourne.

Australia
Minter Ellison Brings on Employment Partner in Melbourne

By Tom Brennan |

Karl Blake is the former head of regulation and disputes at Maddocks.

China
Ropes & Gray Adds Private Equity Partner in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Former Weil, Gotshal & Manges counsel Daniel Yeh advises on China-related deals.

Robert Pe with Suu Kyi

Hong Kong
Gibson Dunn Recruits Arbitration Partner in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

Robert Pé, most recently a partner at Orrick, also serves as adviser to Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

China
O'Melveny Hires Weil China Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate lawyer Anthony Wang relocates from Shanghai to join the firm's office in Newport Beach.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Adds to Projects Practice in Perth

By Tom Brennan |

Longtime construction lawyer Michael Hollingdale joins the Australian firm as a partner.

Taiwan
Orrick Adds Taiwan-Focused IP Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Patrick Ellisen joins the firm's Silicon Valley office from Greenberg Traurig.

Singapore
K&L Gates Boosts Banking Team in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Markus Blenntoft moves over from the recently closed office of Dentons.

Eva Pils

China
Crackdown on Chinese Rights Lawyers Signals Trouble for Wider Legal System

China's current crackdown on human rights lawyers is part of a wider attempt to criminalize forceful advocacy, and the transnational legal community must decide how to react, writes Eva Pils of King's College London.

Singapore
Stephenson Harwood Adds Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Michelle Yong has rejoined the U.K. firm after a brief stint at rival Ince & Co.

China
Rouse Adds Patent Partner in Beijing

By Tom Brennan |

Erick Robinson most recently worked as Qualcomm’s director of intellectual property in India.

Norton Rose Fulbright's new Hong Kong-based corporate partner Terence Lau

Hong Kong
Norton Rose Fulbright Nabs New Partner in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

Terence Lau will make the move from rival Hogan Lovells early next month.

Hong Kong
In Asia, Women Taking In-House Career Path

An in-house counsel career is an increasingly attractive option for women in Asia; 59 percent of in-house lawyers in Hong Kong are female.

India
In-House Hiring Challenges in India

To hire and develop the right people for the job in India, brand reputation, workplace culture, credible leadership and meaningful work are all imperative.

Hong Kong
Eversheds Boosting Corporate Team in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. firm has hired former Hogan Lovells consultant Charles Butcher.

Australia
DLA Piper Recruits Longtime Minter Ellison M&A Partner

By Tom Brennan |

James Philips leaves the independent Australian firm after 30 years to join DLA Piper's team in Sydney.

China
Orrick Takes Beijing IP Partner from Kirkland

By Tom Brennan |

Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Ya-Chiao Chang specializes in U.S. patent litigation.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

South Korea
Ginsburg, Other Justices Head Overseas During Summer Recess

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has winged her way to South Korea for a series of public events. Later this month, she will visit Hanoi to officiate a same-sex marriage ceremony as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, renews his vows with his husband.

Australia
DLA Piper Taps M&A Partner in Melbourne

By Tom Brennan |

David Hallam joins from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Indonesia
Ashurst Hires Away A&O Jakarta Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Andrew Digges spent 15 years with the Magic Circle firm, most recently at its Indonesian ally Ginting & Reksodiputro.

Australia
KWM Brings on Another Insolvency Partner

By Tom Brennan |

The hire of former Ashurst partner Tim Klineberg follows last month's arrival of longtime Clayton Utz partner David Cowling.

Singapore
White & Case Adds Local Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Former Linklaters lawyer Jonathan Bowden joins the U.S. firm's mergers and acquisitions practice.

Hong Kong
Winston & Strawn's Asia Litigation Head Joins MoFo

By Anna Zhang |

Adrian Yip, who started at the San Francisco-based firm on Tuesday, advises on asset recoveries, corporate restructurings and intellectual property disputes.

Australia
King & Wood Mallesons Hires Former Newcrest GC

By Tom Brennan |

Scott Langford returns to practice two years after resigning from the Australian gold miner amidst investigations into its disclosure practices.

China
China's Global Law Offices Hires From Davis Polk

By Anna Zhang |

Shanghai-based litigation partner Jerry Fang used to be a Hong Kong associate working on FCPA matters at the U.S. firm.

China
The EB-5 Visa is Helpful but Imperfect

The popular immigrant investor program is supposed to be a win-win, but isn't always.

China
Fenwick & West Hires From Latham in Shanghai

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate partner Karen Yan specializes in China-related internet and technology deals.

Hong Kong
Jones Day Brings New M&A Partner to Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Elizabeth Cole previously worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

China
China's Zhong Lun Adds Two in Shanghai

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate partners Julia Zhu and Li Zhang join the firm from Allbright and Grandway respectively.

Hong Kong
Shearman to Add Arbitration Practice in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Partner Nils Eliasson will join from Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling in September and specialize in energy-related matters.

Indonesia
Holman Fenwick Taps HSF Partner With Eye on Indonesia

By Tom Brennan |

Haydn Dare, who spent nearly 30 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, is in Jakarta looking for a local tie-up.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Adds Environment Partner

By Tom Brennan |

The Australian firm brings on former Ashurst special counsel Meredith Gibbs in Melbourne.

China
Orrick Adds Corporate Partner in Beijing

By Tom Brennan |

Ning Zhang joins after 10 years with O'Melveny & Myers, most recently as counsel.

Australia
Clifford Chance Adds Project Finance Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Allens banking and finance specialist Richard Gordon will join the Magic Circle firm's Sydney office in September.

China
Cleary Takes Hong Kong Partner From Shearman

By Anna Zhang |

Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.

Australia
HWL Ebworth Adds Property Partner in Adelaide

By Tom Brennan |

Damien Foulis joins from South Australia firm Finlaysons.

Australia
Mills Oakley Recruits Three New Partners

By Tom Brennan |

The Australian firm has grown its construction and property teams with the arrival of Rechelle Brost in Brisbane, Patrick Thuang in Perth and Luke Westmore in Melbourne.

China
Ince & Co Hires Shanghai Partner

By Anna Zhang |

French lawyer Paul-Emmanuel Benachi joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Singapore
Baker & McKenzie Adds India Capability in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Finance partner Prashanth Venkatesh was most recently at the former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Bangalore.

South Korea
Sheppard Mullin Brings on Another Partner in Seoul

By Tom Brennan |

Capital markets lawyer Johneth Chongseo Park makes the move from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Australia
Pinsent Masons Hires Disputes Specialist in Australia

By Tom Brennan |

Former King & Spalding Singapore partner Peter Megens is returning home to join the U.K. firm's newly opened Melbourne office.

Hong Kong
Akin Gump Adds Energy Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.

China
Weil Poaches Freshfield Partner for Shanghai Office

By Tom Brennan |

Charles Ching is relocating from Hong Kong to join the U.S. firm's China practice.

Australia
ACC Australia (ACLA) Debuts Down Under

The Association of Corporate Counsel is solidifying its plans to joins forces with the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association by creating a singular resource for in-house counsel in the country.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Recruits Longtime Clayton Utz Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Michael Tuckfield joins his new firm's infrastructure and major projects practice in Melbourne.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco

India
Uber Hires First Head of Legal for India

By Tom Brennan |

The taxi-hailing service has tapped Mohit Abraham of Khaitan & Co., the firm currently defending Uber against a ban in Delhi.

Scott Gibson, John Weber, Michael Bowen and Marc Wilshaw pose for a photo at the Hardy Bowen offices on June 22, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images for DLA Piper)

Australia
DLA Piper Brings Aboard Perth's Hardy Bowen

By Tom Brennan |

A 12-lawyer team from the Western Australian corporate boutique will join DLA Piper's current roster of 51 lawyers in Perth on July 1.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta receives the oath of office from Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on June 19, 2015.

India
First Asian-American Judge Sworn in to D.C. Federal District Court

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was born in India and arrived in the United States as a young child, was formally sworn in Friday as the first Asian Pacific American on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Australia
Allen & Overy Adds Sydney Partner

By Anna Zhang |

The Magic Circle firm rehires private equity lawyer Jamie Palmer two months after former Australia PE practice head Grant Koch left for DLA Piper.

Tim Xia

China
China IP Practice Moves From Morris Manning to Locke Lord

Tim Tingkang Xia, who headed Morris Manning & Martin's intellectual property and international practices, has left for Locke Lord with another partner, IP litigator Bryan Harrison, and a 12-member IP team made up of an associate, four patent agents and seven staff.

China
Seyfarth Adds China Partner in New York

By Anna Zhang |

Howard Jiang joins from newly merged Locke Lord.

Japan
King & Spalding Raids Ashurst to Open in Tokyo

By Tom Brennan |

Four Ashurst partners, including three already in Japan and one in Perth, are expected to join the U.S. firm to launch its second office in Asia.

China
Chinese, More Than Americans, See Benefits of US Law Degree

By Anna Zhang |

A tough market for legal services has prompted many U.S. students to drop the idea of going to law school at all. Their Chinese peers, however, think studying in the States is exactly the edge they need to overcome their own employment hurdles.

Australia
Jones Day Poaches HSF's Deputy Senior Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Mark Crean, a former chairman of legacy Freehills and steward of its merger with Herbert Smith, will lead the U.S. firm's Australian M&A practice from Sydney.

Hong Kong
Last Departing Fried Frank Asia Partner Joins K&L Gates

By Tom Brennan |

Hong Kong-based corporate lawyer Carolyn Sng will start at her new firm on Monday.

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

Hong Kong
Davis Polk Plans Leadership Change in Tokyo

By Tom Brennan |

Linklaters Hong Kong partner Jon Gray will relocate to join the firm in Japan, taking over for soon-to-retire Tokyo managing partner Theodore Paradise.

Thailand
Rajah & Tann Boosts Team in Bangkok

By Tom Brennan |

David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.

Australia
Gadens Taps Two from K&L Gates

By Tom Brennan |

Jol Rogers and Brihony Boan have joined the Australian firm's corporate and property teams, respectively, in Melbourne.

Japan
Withers Launches in Tokyo With MoFo Hires

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. private wealth boutique has hired former Morrison & Foerster tax specialists Chizuko Tomita and Takeo Mizutani to lead its newest office in Asia, while former Singapore partner Eric Roose will serve as head of international corporate tax in Asia.

Australia
King & Wood Mallesons Brings on Insolvency Veteran

By Anna Zhang |

Longtime Clayton Utz restructuring partner David Cowling joins the firm in Sydney.

India
BakerHostetler Adds India Partner in New York

By Tom Brennan |

Transactions lawyer Rajiv Khanna makes the move from Seyfarth Shaw.

Australia
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Boosts IP Practice

By Tom Brennan |

The Australian firm has tapped former Griffith Hack principal Kate Hay to work from Melbourne.

China
Wilson Sonsini Adds China Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Paul Hastings partner Ouyang Dan will split her time between Beijing and Hong Kong advising capital markets deals.

Singapore
Clyde & Co Adds Three in Singapore and Sydney

By Anna Zhang |

The British firm has hired from Korea's Lee & Ko, Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson and Australia's Minter Ellison.

Japan
Lander & Rogers Brings Aboard Japan Adviser

By Tom Brennan |

The Australian firm has hired former government minister Andrew Thomson to bolster its Japan practice after a free-trade pact between the two countries came into effect earlier this year.

Australia
King & Wood Mallesons Hires Melbourne IP Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Litigation specialist Matthew Swinn has joined the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Hong Kong
Cadwalader Hong Kong Partner Leaves for Simmons & Simmons

By Tom Brennan |

The departure of U.S. securities lawyer David Neuville follows the arrival of former Latham & Watkins China partner Michael Liu and a six-lawyer capital markets and transactions team at the firm in January.

Hong Kong
White & Case Boosts India Practice With New Hire

By Tom Brennan |

Deals specialist Pradyumna Mysoor was most recently with Linklaters in Hong Kong.

Singapore
Sidley Austin Lures White & Case Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Former Indonesia practice head Charlie Wilson has joined Sidley's mergers and acquisitions and private equity group.

China
China's DaHui Hires HSF Disputes Counsel

By Anna Zhang |

International arbitration specialist Arthur Ma joins as a partner in Beijing.

Hong Kong
Dorsey & Whitney Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

High yield bond specialist Joe Sevack joins the firm from Troutman Sanders.

Hong Kong
Dealmaker Spotlight: Latham & Watkins’ Cathy Yeung

By Anna Zhang |

So far in 2015, Yeung has already advised the largest three IPOs and the largest follow-on offer in Hong Kong

Nadia Soraya

Indonesia
Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Another Projects Partner in Jakarta

By Anna Zhang |

Second White & Case former Indonesian associate firm partner Nadia Soraya found home.

China
China's Broad & Bright Hires Siemens In-house Counsel

By Anna Zhang |

Libin Zhang returns to the firm two years after leaving it to head the German company's Asia in-house M&A team.

Mita Djajadiredja

Indonesia
Baker & McKenzie Jakarta Member Firm Adds Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Mita Djajadiredja returns to Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners two year after leaving to form an association with White & Case.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Hires Sydney Corporate Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Rowan McDonald most recently spent 12 years as a partner at K&L Gates and Australian legacy firm Middletons.

Australia
HSF Hires Energy Partner in Perth

By Tom Brennan |

Graeme Gamble makes the move from Ashurst, making partner for the first time in his career.

Hong Kong
Eversheds Adds Senior Hong Kong Disputes Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Barclays Middle East legal head Muna Dandan has relocated from Dubai to lead the U.K. firm's financial services disputes and investigations practice in Asia.

Hong Kong
Howse Williams Bowers Boosts Disputes Practice

By Tom Brennan |

The Hong Kong firm has acquired a shipping, international trade and insurance practice by recruiting former Eversheds partner William Leung.

Sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar
Baker & McKenzie Adds Tax Capability in Yangon

By Tom Brennan |

The Chicago-based firm has recruited new partner Ola Nicolai Borge from another professional services firm that got its start in the Windy City, accounting giant Grant Thornton.

The Churn

Japan
On the Move

Lateral hires in the United Kingdom, Spain, Dubai and Japan, as well as around the United States.

Vietnam
From Saigon to Big Law and Back Again

On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.

Singapore
Head of Clyde's Singapore Partner Firm Leaving for Nabarro

By Anna Zhang |

Steven Lim will lead the construction-focused firm's city-state office; Clyde & Co says its Singaporean joint law venture is still intact.

The Churn

China
McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hong Kong
Mayer Brown JSM Adds Capital Markets Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Thomas Kollar joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Clifford Chance.

Singapore
King & Spalding Hires Projects Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Simon Cowled was most recently a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Australia
DLA Piper Poaches A&O's Australian Private Equity Head

By Tom Brennan |

Grant Koch, who worked five years at Allen & Overy, will hold the same title at his new firm.

Hong Kong
Paul Hastings Takes Two Fried Frank Hong Kong Partners

By Tom Brennan |

Private equity lawyers Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen are moving over, leaving two senior lawyers at Fried Frank's soon-to-close Asia offices.

Singapore
Bird & Bird Boosts Corporate Team in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Clean energy specialist Ken Cheung has left Berwin Leighton Paisner to join the rival U.K. firm as a partner.

Norton Rose Fulbright's new team in Hong Kong: Associate Muriel Cheng, Senior Consultant Philip Nunn, Partner Alfred Wu, Associate Anita Fong and Associate Kevin Hong

Hong Kong
Norton Rose Hong Kong Hires 5-Lawyer Team From Fried Frank

By Tom Brennan |

Three months after Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson announced it was pulling out of Asia, the firm's disputes practice in Hong Kong, led by former partner Alfred Wu, has found a new home.

Japan
Life After Bingham for Hideyuki Sakai

By Tom Brennan |

The former Bingham McCutchen Tokyo managing partner discusses his move to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and why he didn't follow his former colleagues to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Japan
Orrick Adds Senior Japan Partner in New York

By Tom Brennan |

Former Skadden counsel Hiroshi Sarumida will oversee the firm's Japan-related transactions practice in the U.S.

Kevin Stewart, Lavan Legal

Australia
Minter Ellison Hires Disputes Head in Perth

By Tom Brennan |

Kevin Stewart joins from Western Australian firm Lavan Legal and will oversee the office's two-partner disputes team.

China
Sidley Austin Adds Shanghai Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O’Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.

Hong Kong
Dear PR Professional

How to work better with American Lawyer journalists.

Ashurst global pro bono head Sarah Morton-Ramwell

Australia
Ashurst Names New Global Pro Bono Head

By Tom Brennan |

Former Reed Smith London-based lawyer Sarah Morton-Ramwell will lead the practice from Sydney.

Australia
King & Wood Mallesons Steals DLA's Global Mining Head

By Anna Zhang |

Perth partner Robert Edel will join the firm in June.

Singapore
Baker & McKenzie Recruits Stamford Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Min-tze Lean was most recently a director at the former Stamford Law Corp.

China
King & Wood Mallesons Hires JPMorgan Chase China Head

By Anna Zhang |

New partner Shao Zili will co-lead the firm's China practice from Beijing.

Australia
Norton Rose Hires Melbourne Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Insurance disputes specialist Mark Attard joins from Australian firm CBP Lawyers.

Indonesia
Norton Rose Boosts Jakarta Team

By Tom Brennan |

Projects partner Benny Bernarto joins from Indonesian firm Makarim & Taira S.

Singapore
Rajah & Tann Scores Senior Counsel From Stamford Law

By Anna Zhang |

International arbitration specialist Tan Chuan Thye joins the Singaporean firm as a partner.

China
Freshfields Lifts Second Linklaters Partner in Three Weeks

By Anna Zhang |

Former Linklaters partner Thomas Ng is relocating from Beijing to join Freshfields three weeks after former Hong Kong partner David Ludwick made his own move to the rival Magic Circle firm.

Hong Kong
White & Case Hires Hong Kong Private Equity Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Linklaters counsel Kyungseok Kim is the second PE partner to join White & Case from the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.

Hong Kong
White & Case Taps New York Partner to Lead Asia

By Tom Brennan |

Global banking practice leader Eric Berg has come east to take on the newly created role of Asia practice head.

Australia
Bird & Bird Adds IP Partner in Australia

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. firm has hired away K&L Gates' former head of intellectual property in Sydney.

Singapore
HSF’s Southeast Asia Energy Head Leaves for King & Spalding

By Anna Zhang |

Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia offices in recent months.

Hong Kong
Weil Brings on PE Partner in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

Tim Gardner has left Latham & Watkins after nearly nine years to join U.S. rival Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Hong Kong
Berwin Leighton Paisner Adds Hong Kong Arbitration Practice

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. firm has acquired seven-lawyer Hong Kong firm Haley & Co, bolstering its disputes, construction and major projects teams in Asia.

China
Miller Canfield Takes China Lawyer From Hogan Lovells

By Anna Zhang |

Insurance specialist Anna Elshafei has joined the Detroit-based firm in Shanghai.

Hong Kong
King & Wood Mallesons Taps Longtime HSF Partner in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

Gary Lock, a 15-year veteran of Herbert Smith Freehills and one of its top capital markets partners in Asia, has joined King & Wood's corporate and securities team.

Hong Kong
Jones Day Hires Funds Partner in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

Scott Peterman makes the jump from Sidley Austin.

Singapore
Reed Smith Nabs DLA's Asia Restructuring Head

By Tom Brennan |

Troy Doyle has joined the firm's commercial restructuring and bankruptcy group in Singapore.

Tom Daschle.

Taiwan
Daschle to Register With DOJ as Lobbyist for Foreign Client

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, now at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, said he will register with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career. Daschle will work on behalf of Taiwan.

Malaysia
ZICOlaw Launches IP Practice in Thailand

By Tom Brennan |

The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has brought aboard two new partners from rival Tilleke & Gibbins, in addition to bolstering its intellectual property team in Malaysia.

The Churn

China
Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart due to conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

China
Jones Day Hires NDRC Official in Beijing

By Anna Zhang |

Xue Qiang will bring the firm an insider’s view of the all-important National Development and Reform Commission, one of the most important regulators in China.

Hong Kong
Freshfields Poaches Linklaters Asia U.S. Practice Leader

By Anna Zhang |

The arrival of capital markets specialist David Ludwick will create a four-partner team advising on U.S. law matters at the Magic Circle rival.

Singapore
Singapore's Virtus Law Adds Disputes Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Shook Lin & Bok partner Terence Seah has moved to Stephenson Harwood's Formal Law Alliance partner firm.

South Korea
Bae, Kim & Lee Adds Two Partners in Seoul

By Tom Brennan |

The Korean firm has brought aboard former senior judge Jung Il Moon and former prosecutor Jung Ho Lee.

China
Shearman Takes Kirkland China M&A Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Stephanie Tang specializes in delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges.

Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Sydney Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Emanuel Confos was most recently head of the construction practice at Gilbert + Tobin.

Singapore
Dechert Hires Arbitration Partner in Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Mark Mangan had spent 10 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, most recently as counsel, before joining the Philadelphia-based firm.

Hong Kong
O’Melveny Taps Arbitration Partner to Lead in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

In what looks like a push for the firm’s Asia disputes practice, Friven Yeoh has been tapped for managing partner following the hire of two senior litigation lawyers for the office since last fall.

Christopher Reynolds

Japan
Toyota Creates New Global GC and CLO Role

Toyota Motor Corp. has promoted Christopher Reynolds, previously general counsel of its U.S. subsidiary, to general counsel and chief legal officer for the global corporation.

Australia
Jones Day Hires Away Ashurst Partner in Perth

By Anna Zhang |

Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.

Hong Kong
O'Melveny Taps U.S. Federal Prosecutor for APAC Matters

By Tom Brennan |

New partner Ronald Cheng will work from Hong Kong and Los Angeles as a part of the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations group.

China
Hogan Lovells Poaches Mayer Brown IP Trio

By Anna Zhang |

Former Mayer Brown JSM partner Alan Chiu, associate Eugene Low and senior consultant Kenny Wong have joined the firm a year after Hogan Lovells partner Gabriela Kennedy defected to lead Mayer Brown's intellectual property practice in Asia.

Hong Kong
Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Former K&L Gates partner David Johnson will lead the firm's U.S. securities team in Asia.

Baker & McKenzie's Chairman Eduardo de Cerqueira Leite

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright Hires in Perth

By Anna Zhang |

Real estate partner Andrea Rezos is joining from Ashurst.

Singapore
Mayer Brown JSM Recruits Veteran Tax Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Singapore-based Pieter de Ridder joins after spending 20 years with Dutch firm Loyens & Loeff.

Hong Kong
Kobre & Kim Hires in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

The litigation firm has brought aboard former O’Melveny & Myers counsel Vasu Muthyala, who has relocated from Washington, D.C.

Australia
Clayton Utz Rehires Former Real Estate Practice Head

By Tom Brennan |

David Wilkie was one of 15 of the firm's partners to leave for Allen & Overy when it opened its first Australian offices in 2010.

Japan
In-house in Japan Seen as Underqualified 'Black Sheep'

Corporations in Japan need to better manage their risks and reputations, but there are few in-house lawyers in the country, and many are not qualified.

Australia
King & Wood Mallesons Adding Partner in Brisbane

By Tom Brennan |

Tax specialist Katrina Parkyn is moving over from Allens.

Australia
K&L Gates Boosts Finance Practice in Sydney

By Tom Brennan |

Jason Opperman is joining the U.S. firm after spending much of his career at Henry Davis York.

China
Bird & Bird Loses Four-Lawyer China IP Team

By Anna Zhang |

Former partner Ai-Leen Lim has left to launch new offices in Beijing and Hong Kong for Swedish intellectual property consultancy Awapatent A.B.

Hong Kong
DLA Piper Adds Another Partner to Asia Corporate Team

By Tom Brennan |

Melody He-Chen joins in Hong Kong after three years at Morrison & Foerster.