Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O’Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.
Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O’Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.
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Former Reed Smith London-based lawyer Sarah Morton-Ramwell will lead the practice from Sydney.
Perth partner Robert Edel will join the firm in June.
Min-tze Lean was most recently a director at the former Stamford Law Corp.
New partner Shao Zili will co-lead the firm's China practice from Beijing.
Insurance disputes specialist Mark Attard joins from Australian firm CBP Lawyers.
Projects partner Benny Bernarto joins from Indonesian firm Makarim & Taira S.
International arbitration specialist Tan Chuan Thye joins the Singaporean firm as a partner.
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.
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.
Global banking practice leader Eric Berg has come east to take on the newly created role of Asia practice head.
The U.K. firm has hired away K&L Gates' former head of intellectual property in Sydney.
Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia offices in recent months.
Tim Gardner has left Latham & Watkins after nearly nine years to join U.S. rival Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
The U.K. firm has acquired seven-lawyer Hong Kong firm Haley & Co, bolstering its disputes, construction and major projects teams in Asia.
Insurance specialist Anna Elshafei has joined the Detroit-based firm in Shanghai.
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.
Scott Peterman makes the jump from Sidley Austin.
Troy Doyle has joined the firm's commercial restructuring and bankruptcy group in Singapore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Shook Lin & Bok partner Terence Seah has moved to Stephenson Harwood's Formal Law Alliance partner firm.
The Korean firm has brought aboard former senior judge Jung Il Moon and former prosecutor Jung Ho Lee.
Stephanie Tang specializes in delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges.
Emanuel Confos was most recently head of the construction practice at Gilbert + Tobin.
Mark Mangan had spent 10 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, most recently as counsel, before joining the Philadelphia-based firm.
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.
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.
Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.
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.
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.
Former K&L Gates partner David Johnson will lead the firm's U.S. securities team in Asia.
Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?
Real estate partner Andrea Rezos is joining from Ashurst.
Singapore-based Pieter de Ridder joins after spending 20 years with Dutch firm Loyens & Loeff.
The litigation firm has brought aboard former O’Melveny & Myers counsel Vasu Muthyala, who has relocated from Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
Tax specialist Katrina Parkyn is moving over from Allens.
Jason Opperman is joining the U.S. firm after spending much of his career at Henry Davis York.
Former partner Ai-Leen Lim has left to launch new offices in Beijing and Hong Kong for Swedish intellectual property consultancy Awapatent A.B.
Melody He-Chen joins in Hong Kong after three years at Morrison & Foerster.
Kwon Lee has joined the firm's Asia outbound real estate transactions team and will relocate to New York after spending most of the year in Hong Kong.
Capital markets partner Wing On Chui joins from King & Wood Mallesons.
Onetime DLA Piper Hong Kong partner Will Harrison has been tapped to grow the Australian firm's insurance practice in Asia.
Paul Hastings employment of counsel Gordon Feng moves over.
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Hong Kong-qualified Andrew Dale joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Michael Wong was most recently a counsel at Allen & Overy.
Norton Rose Fulbright senior partner Derek La Ferla joins the Western Australian firm starting next week.
Arthur Apos has resigned from Ashurst after more than 20 years at the firm and legacy Blake Dawson.
David Kuo will strengthen the U.S. firm’s private equity and high-yield bond capabilities in China.
Capital markets partner Kefei Li has advised Chinese companies on IPOs in Hong Kong and the United States.
Peggy Wang is expected to join the U.S. firm’s corporate practice in April.
Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner John Viverito will be the firm's new managing partner in the city-state, while former Jones Day partner Joseph Bauerschmidt is now the head of Southeast Asia capital markets. Former Gibson Dunn of counsel Myles Hankin is also making the move.
Aleisa Crepin is the first partner to join the firm’s newest Australian office since opened last July.
Former Kaye Scholer partner Niping Wu has made her fourth lateral move in six years.
Robson Lee is moving over after 20 years at local outfit Shook Lin & Bok.
The Los Angeles-based firm brings on partner William Woo following the loss of a seven-lawyer corporate team.
Private equity lawyers Victor Yu and Jack Qiao join the firm in Beijing.
Former Gide Loyrette Nouel Vietnam practice head Samantha Campbell will take on the same role at the Anglo-American firm starting in March.
The Anglo-American firm has hired former Stephenson Harwood partner and head of the U.K. firm's Southeast Asia corporate group Matthew Gorman.
Former Taylor Wessing counsel Zhaofeng Zhou joins the firm in Beijing as intellectual property related antitrust enforcement increases.
Three partners and four counsel led by former Latham China practice co-head Michael Liu have defected to the New York-based firm.
Indian national Yang Yen Thaw will advise on private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions for the city-state affiliate of Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing.
Ye Cecilia Hong makes the jump from Kirkland & Ellis and previously worked for the now-defunct Coudert Brothers in Beijing.
Joining from Jun He, Ran Ruixue is a leading practitioner representing Chinese companies in ITC claims.
Antitrust specialist Ron Xie has joined the Beijing-based firm as a senior partner.
Vincent Sum’s departure means Morgan Lewis has not acquired any Bingham partners in Hong Kong despite the merger.
Ed Sheremeta was previously a partner at DLA Piper.
U.S.-qualified Eiji Kobayashi joins from Big Four Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi.
Jamie Thomas joins the Los-Angeles firm’s finance team as a partner from White & Case.
Former Bryan Cave office head Iain Sharp moves over.
The U.S. firm has opened its third Asian office in Tokyo by recruiting partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.
A new generation of human rights defenders steps up in China.
Abhijit Joshi has established Mumbai-based Veritus Legal and fellow former AZB corporate partner Nandish Vyas will join him late next month.
Employment lawyers Seow Hui Goh has joined the British outfit's Singapore association firm.
Partners Carmen McElwain, Peter Poulos and Chris Kinsella have been hired to bolster the Australian firm's disputes and risk management practices.
Katrina Dawson, an Australian barrister, was one of two killed Monday during the siege of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney.
Months after former Kennedys Singapore aviation partner David Johnston defected with a group of lawyers to Clyde & Co, Kennedys has recruited a similar team from Clyde in the city-state.
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn’s litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Rishi Gautam is returning to India after six years in London working for Clifford Chance and a U.K. subsidiary of e-commerce giant Amazon.com.
Linklaters senior associate Mark Cooper will join in February.
Paris partner Nicholas Wong moves to the city-state early next month in response to increasing projects work in the Asia Pacific region.
A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
London-based corporate partner Jeremy Parr will be the third Linklaters lawyer out of four general counsel to serve at the Hong Kong conglomerate since 1997.
Amanda Banton has brought successful class actions against Lehman Brother and Standard & Poors.
The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association is joining the Association of Corporate Counsel's international membership.
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Shogo Asaji handles IP litigation in Japan and the United States.
Eagul Faigen and Tim Mathers will respectively join in Perth and Brisbane in February next year.
The addition of former Fangda partner Ma Chen is part of a larger effort by Chinese law firms to push into the competition space as the country's regulators boost enforcement actions.
Former Minter Ellison partner David O'Farrell joins the firm in Brisbane.
Former Clyde & Co partner Lynia Lau is the first lawyer to staff the office since legal director James Zhang left early this year.
Many of Asia's leading legal practitioners gathered at the Fullerton hotel in Singapore on Nov. 19 to join The Asian Lawyer in celebrating the best transactions and recognising the best lawyers in the region as part of our inaugural Emerging Markets Awards. Here's a rundown of the winners and the reasons why they were chosen.