The U.S. firm has tapped Corrs Chambers Westgarth senior partner Peter Ickeringill to join its Australian team.
The U.S. firm has tapped Corrs Chambers Westgarth senior partner Peter Ickeringill to join its Australian team.
Wook Rae Lee and Young Hoon Park have joined the Seoul-based firm's employment practice.
James Robinson is moving over to the San Francisco-based Morrison & Foerster after 15 years with Herbert Smith Freehills.
Chen Yih Pong was formerly a capital markets partner at WongPartnership.
Alex Cull makes the move after seven years with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.
The Anglo-American firm has recruited Allen & Overy's Jeff Olson to work from Ho Chi Minh City.
Regulatory partner Ben Hammond joins from Slaughter and May's London office.
Both Reynah Tang and Stewart Grieve had both worked more than 20 years at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Scott Nonaka joins the firm's San Francisco office from O'Melveny & Myers.
Nandakumar Ponniya joins the Chicago-based firm after five years with White & Case.
Ying Wang has joined the U.K. firm's employment practice.
Jennifer Wyborn was formerly a partner at Meyer Vandenberg.
Dianne Hollyoak and Alan Girle join the firm's employment practice in Brisbane.
Rebecca Field joins the Australian firm's banking and property finance group from Ashurst.
The Dallas-based firm has recruited Louis Meng from Allbright Law Offices to cohead its Asia practice.
Tom Lennox has moved over after a year with Squire Patton Boggs.
Former Finlaysons associate Peter Staniszewski has joined the Australian firm's banking and finance group.
Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are joining Charles Rogers, Naomi Moore and Matthew Puhar as part of the firm's raid of Bingham’s London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices.
Peter Neumann, former Shanghai managing partner for Miami's Greenberg Traurig, will join the Chinese firm next week.
Matthew Puhar will join fellow partners Charles Rogers and Naomi Moore on their move to Akin Gump, following its raid of Bingham’s London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices last week.
Shipping finance lawyer Jonathan Silver returns to the firm after spending a year at local outfit Howse Williams Bowers.
Former Singapore-based corporate partner Biswajit Chatterjee, the second DLA Piper partner to leave the firm this week, will now co-lead the India practice at Squire Patton Boggs.
The White House has nominated Richard Verma, a Washington, D.C.-based senior counselor at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, as the next U.S. ambassador to India.
Hong Kong-based Bob Charlton will join the U.K. firm next month after two years overseeing the region for DLA Piper.
Corporate partner Charles Rogers and restructuring partner Naomi Moore are moving over as part of Akin's en masse recruitment of most of Bingham's London and Frankfurt offices.
The associate firm of Stephenson Harwood has recruited corporate partner Douglas Koh from Colin Ng & Partners.
Patrick Sinclair joins the Boston-based firm from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was the deputy chief of the general crimes section.
The Australian firm has recruited former Gadens restructuring partner Matthew Broderick.
Joseph Kim has moved over to the U.S.-U.K. firm after seven years at Paul Hastings.
The firm has tapped former Minter Ellison chief executive John Weber to take over for current country head Andrew Darwin.
The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited King & Wood Mallesons' Denis Brock to join its business trial and litigation practice in Asia.
The Chicago-based firm has tapped Hogan Lovells' regional practice head, Neil McDonald, and one other Hong Kong-based insolvency partner in a move to grow its own team beyond the U.S. and Europe.
Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer counsel Ethan Jin specializes in Hong Kong capital markets deals.
The firm is also relocating another Hong Kong-based partner to New York, with both moves serving to bolster its U.S. law capability.
Having launched in Australia last year through a merger with national firm Middletons, K&L Gates has continued to expand down under with hire of Norton Rose Fulbright mining partner Robert Milbourne.
Jones Day bolsters its London office with hires from GE and Ropes & Gray, while Baker & McKenzie picks up a Norton Rose energy partner in Amsterdam, and Boies Schiller recruits an arbitration partner from Wilmer.
Partner Simon Rear joins the firm's Perth office with three associates from boutique Allion Legal.
New practice will be led by disputes partner Sean La’Brooy, who joins the firm from Litigation boutique Wee, Tay & Lim.
George Chan, who joins Simmons as a partner in Beijing, will also lead a six-member China IP agency for the U.K. firm.
The firm swoops for Clifford Chance Hong Kong antitrust head Stephen Crosswell and Linklaters Asia employment head Rowan McKenzie.
Standard Chartered Bank in-house counsel Stella Cramer joins the firm in Singapore.
Ken Saurajen was mostly recently a partner at Gilbert + Tobin.
Kennedys partner David Johnston, who was retained by the carrier's insurer on claims following the crashes of flights MH370 and MH17, joined Clyde & Co last month.
Mohit Abraham, Thomas Phillippe and Deepto Roy are moving over from PXV Law Partners, which is closing shop as a result of the departures.
Debt capital markets partner Anna-Marie Slot has moved over from White & Case.
Estelito Mendoza served 14 years as solicitor general under former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, then thrived after his downfall by representing some of the most infamous associates of his administration. And now, at 84, Mendoza's still one of the top defense lawyers in the country.
Jim Wu headed the Taipei office for the former Preston Gates & Ellis between 2002 and 2004.
Since the fall of 2012, Robert Pé, a litigation and arbitration partner in the Hong Kong office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has served as senior legal adviser to Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, now a member of parliament and leader of the political opposition in Myanmar. The assignment has been the fulfillment of a longtime dream for Pé, whose father left the country formerly known as Burma 50 years ago.
Shirin Tang was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling.
Helena Chen was previously a partner in Taipei with Taiwanese law firm Formosan Brothers.
Do Hyung Kim was previously a partner with rival Korean firm Yulchon.
Brett Feltham was previously head of the New South Wales employment team at Hunt & Hunt.
Eugene Tan will lead the British firm's Southeast Asian construction practice.
New Mumbai partner Kartick Maheshwari is joining the Indian firm from the Singapore office of White & Case, while Delhi partner Dibyanshu Sinha was most recently a senior associate with J. Sagar Associates.
The trio includes former King & Wood Mallesons and Morrison & Foerster partner Edward Li.
Sheela Moorthy was previously the Singapore corporate head for DLA Piper.
David Blumental previously headed Vinson & Elkins' Shanghai office, which was closed last year.
Stacy Devoy was previously a Hong Kong partner with Withers while Alison Scott was mostly recently chair of the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales.
Frank Voon was previously a counsel with Allen & Overy.
Energy and infrastructure specialists Anthony Raven and Simon Barrett were previously partners in the Tokyo offices of Hogan Lovells and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.
Jae Chul Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with DLA Piper.
Philip Hyde was formerly head of the finance practice in Hogan Lovells' Tokyo office.
Young Kon Cho is joining the firm from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, where he was chief prosecutor.
Dong Soo Han was most recently presiding judge of the Civil Appellate Court in Suwon, and has spent 16 years as a judge in various Korean courts.
Paul Ng will lead Milbank's Asian aviation practice from Singapore.
Marae Ciantar was formerly the Singapore managing partner for Australian firm Allens.
Wei Guangqin was previously a special counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson specializing in corporate finance and capital markets.
Taeck Soo Kwon, most recently an appellate judge with the Seoul High Court, is joining the firm’s intellectual property practice. Former Seoul Central District Court judge Joo Hyae Jun and former Supreme Court research judge Il Yeon Kim will join the firm's litigation department.
Nigel Ward was previously a Beijing partner with Norton Rose Fulbright.
On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.
Surasak Vajasit, Melisa Uremovic and Pakpoom Suntornvipat will all join Singapore-based Rajah & Tann as partners, taking 11 lawyers with them.
Former Henry Davis York partner Elizabeth Gray has joined the firm's investment management practice.
The Australian firm has brought aboard new partners in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
Bai Yanchun, one of the three founding partners of the former King & Wood, has joined Commerce & Finance Law Offices as a partner.
George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Debt capital markets specialist Andy Ferris was previously a senior associate with Allen & Overy.
David Carden, former cohead of the firm's securities litigation practice in New York, left two years ago to become the first U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Chris Chen, who has worked in Beijing for Shearman since 2004, focuses on capital markets work.
Energy and resources specialist Paul Lingard is joining from King & Wood Mallesons.
Tom Platts was previously a senior associate in the Singapore office of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Man Chiu Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Hogan Lovells.
Nick Wall is joining from the local office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate.
Commercial litigator Craig Powell, franchising lawyer Sean O’Donnell and technology specialist Brendon Noney are joining from Thomsons Lawyers.
Lee Chau Ee, Reed Smith's Dubai managing partner since 2011, will lead a construction and engineering practice for Drew & Napier.
Insurance litigator Declan McDaid was previously a partner with Hong Kong firm Deacons.
Singapore-based Maurice Burke formerly headed a similar practice for Herbert Smith Freehills.
Finance specialist Martin Irwin was formerly a partner with Herbert Geer.
The 10-lawyer group led by partners Wayne McMaster and Robert Cooper previously worked at King & Wood Mallesons, where McMaster was head of the Australia IP practice.
Daniel Kirk was previously a Perth partner at King & Wood Mallesons, where he worked in the energy, resources and project group.
Nick Le Mare is currently general counsel of state-owned railway operator Queensland Rail Ltd.
John Moore will become the Magic Circle firm's first lateral partner ever when he joins from Morrison & Foerster next month.
Greg Heaton was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Deacons.
At DLA Piper, Mark Fairbairn will serve in the newly created role of head of Asia restructuring.
Investment funds specialist Albert Cho was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Kirkland & Ellis.
The firm has been seeking to bolster its practice in the area since some high-profile departures last year.
Investment funds specialist Michelle Segaert was previously a partner with Sparke Helmore.
Elaine Beh, who previously led the corporate practice at Colin Ng & Partners, is joining 11-lawyer Virtus Law with fellow partners Allan Tan and Kong Seh Ping.
Sven-Michael Werner was previously a partner in Shanghai with Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing.
Mark Parsons is expected to start at Hogan Lovells at the end of the month.