Hong Kong partner Matthias Schemuth moves over as the Anglo-American firm expands project finance offering in the region.
Hong Kong partner Matthias Schemuth moves over as the Anglo-American firm expands project finance offering in the region.
Former Hogan Lovells partner Paul Teo moves over from Singapore.
Takata Corp.'s top lawyer in the United States, Eric Laptook, has left his post, weeks after the Tokyo-based automotive safety equipment maker agreed to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties to the U.S. Department of Justice.
More than a third of 2016 partner hires in Asia by Global 100 firms were mergers and acquisitions lawyers.
Gregory Puff, who joined the firm in 2012 to launch the Hong Kong office, now runs a food ordering mobile app operator.
Michael Wong joins the Philadelphia-based firm from K&L Gates.
David Pan was most recently general counsel for U.S. chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp.’s China business.
Former Clifford Chance counsel Paula Liu is now a partner at the Chicago-based firm.
Former WilmerHale Beijing office co-head Robert Woll joins to advise on fund formation.
Sullivan & Cromwell has relocated Jamieson Logie, the former head of projects for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from London to Hong Kong to head up the practice for Asia.
Nathan Bush has joined DLA Piper as Asia head of antitrust and Asia head of investigations after leaving O'Melveny & Myers, where he spent the past 16 years.
Masakazu Iwakura joins as the firm tries to build up corporate M&A capability.
A five-partner team departs for rival Rajah & Tann while Baker McKenzie Singapore cofounding partner Edmund Leow joins the firm as tax head.
Carl Harrap, currently a principal at the global law firm’s relationship IP firm, allegedly groped a female jogger in Sydney before being arrested by police.
Former Asia managing partner Rocky Lee has joined King & Wood Mallesons while former Hong Kong partner Stephen Chan arrives at Dechert.
Securities regulators accused a Newport Beach, California, lawyer of fueling a luxury lifestyle through a scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from investors in China who wanted to speed up their immigration to the United States.
Rather than being a self-serving lobby or guild, the International Bar Association has become a progressive voice for the profession. Few today think the "A" in ABA stands for admirable. But the "I" in IBA could plausibly stand for inspiring.
Stephen Kon, a former senior partner for King & Wood Mallesons' Europe and Middle East arm, has resigned from the firm. The antitrust lawyer, who joined legacy firm SJ Berwin in 1982, helped oversee its combination with KWM in 2013. In September, Kon left his leadership role at the combined firm in anticipation of his retirement.
Former Shanghai partner Simon Poh arrives at K&L Gates along with M&A lawyer Amigo Xie.
Baker & McKenzie's Paul Rawlinson is leading a firm known for cross-border dealmaking as protectionist rhetoric threatens to scuttle international cooperation and trade.
Nomination deadline is December 9, 2016.
The hunt for a successor to Stuart Fuller, who will return to practice in Sydney, begins as European partners prepare for a key meeting on firm's finances.
Clifford Chance is hiring a new corporate partner in Hong Kong in a bid to enhance its offering to local clients.
PwC has hired former Clifford Chance partners Mark Pistilli and Danny Simmons for its fast-growing Australian legal arm.
Hogan Lovells has expanded its Australian offering by hiring longtime Clayton Utz partner Matthew Johnson.
Martin Gusy and Matthew Weldon joined K&L Gates in New York, the firm announced Monday. Gusy had chaired the international arbitration group at Cozen O’Connor.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Hong Kong partner Jeffrey Maddox will rejoin Jones Day following Cadwalader's decision to shutter its Asian offices, according to sources familiar with the matter.
U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard has hired a Hong Kong partner from Goodwin Procter.
Leaving as part of a three-strong disputes team, Friven Yeoh is the second office managing partner to depart O'Melveny in Asia this year.
U.K. firm Watson Farley & Williams has hired an aviation finance partner in Singapore.
KWM has added an equity capital markets partner to its Hong Kong office in a bid to enhance the "one-stop-shop" service for clients seeking to list on the city's stock exchange
Sports and culture have become typical devices for lawyers to endear themselves to clients. But what about the globe-trotting lawyer whose social interactions with clients center mainly around food? Sometimes, unfamiliar food.
The U.K. firm saw a second finance partner departure from the office within a month as former O'Melveny partner Bertie Mehigan left for the local boutique.
The Australian firm has hired a former Macquarie Capital investment banker as a partner in Perth.
In his six years at the helm, Eduardo Leite has presided over the firm’s fastest growth in its 67-year history
Gautham Srinivas joins the firm from Krishnamurthy & Co.
Mayer Brown has hired Ashurst finance partner Doo-Soon Choi in Hong Kong.
Lawyers across Pakistan protested on Tuesday against the violent attacks that occurred in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday that killed more than 70 people—mostly lawyers.
The attack on a hospital on Monday is only the latest to target lawyers in Pakistan.
A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced laywer Zhou Shifeng, former managing partner of Beijing-based Fengrui Law Firm, to seven years in prison for political subversion.
King & Wood Mallesons is taking steps to rebuild its Paris corporate practice, having hired senior associate Guilain Hippolyte from White & Case, The Am Law Daily has learned.
The lawyers are coming from four local firms in the city.
G.V. Anand Bhushan and Sidhartha Barua join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, respectively.
Former Davis Polk counsel Alex Tao joins the Magic Circle firm’s capital markets practice following the recent exits of partners Vivian Yiu and David Kuo.
The Anglo-Australian firm is making the first external partner hire nearly a year after the three-partner exodus to King & Spalding.
Allen & Overy’s China IP head Benjamin Bai is leaving the firm to join China’s Ant Financial as vice-president and chief IP counsel.
King & Wood Mallesons has continued to lose partners in London, with former European finance chief Jeremy Cross the latest to emerge at another firm.
The number of female lawyers in Japan has been growing steadily for the past 25 years, accounting for just above 18 percent of the country’s lawyer population. The challenge now is how they can advance their careers more.
The law could require ‘operators of key information infrastructure’ to maintain personal information collected and produced within China.
While Global firms race to match Cravath’s new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.
Between celebrating the opening of a $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai and girding for the legal aftermath of a gruesome alligator attack in Orlando, Disney has had quite a week.
Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.
Corporate lawyer Kenji Taneda advises on initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
The announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that it plans to open an offshore legal operations center illustrates a growing trend, according to industry experts.
Edwin Kwok’s departure to O'Melveny & Meyers comes only a week after that of former office head Sammy Li to Hogan Lovells.
Frank Sun had to write a $120,000 personal check to the Chicago-based firm before moving to Latham & Watkins.
Li Qiang’s departure leaves only one resident partner in the U.S. firm’s Shanghai office. Walker Wallace takes over as office head.
Colin Rice was most recently a senior in-house lawyer at Credit Suisse’s office in the city-state.
Hong Kong listing lawyer Sammy Li and U.S. securities specialist Stephen Peepels will join from Paul Hastings and DLA Piper, respectively.
Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.
Law firms don't have to relegate their anti-human trafficking efforts to pro bono any more. A new reporting requirement has paying clients turning to lawyers for help in improving labor conditions and supply chain transparency in Asia.
U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.
Employment law specialist Nicholas Turner relocates to Sydney.
Chiann Bao will return to private practice as Asia Pacific counsel at the New York firm, after six years in the arbitration institution.
Kent Phillips joins the Anglo-American firm in Singapore.
New investment funds head Shagoofa Khan will return to private practice after a decade of in-house experience.
Sixteen months after defecting to Ashurst, David Stammers returns as a partner.
Former King & Wood Mallesons counsel Jonathan Lee is now a partner.
Senior Counsel Roderick Martin succeeds the late Subhas Anandan, one of the city-state’s most well –known criminal defenders, who died in January 2015.
Capital markets partner Manoj Bhargava joins in Singapore with one counsel and two associates.
Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Rachael Shek is joining as a partner in June.
David Gartside joins from White & Case and reunites with former colleague Charlie Wilson.
Cholsoo Han previously led all the investigations at country’s top competition regulator.
The American Bar Association defended its decision to walk away from a book deal with Chinese lawyer Teng Biao, telling skeptical U.S. lawmakers that the move was strictly business.
The investment bank’s Indian assistant general counsel Ruetveij Pandya will join as a partner in Mumbai.
Sydney-based banking and finance partner Paul Jenkins takes up the reins after 20 years at the firm.
Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss’ office in the Japanese capital.
Project finance partner Paul Wee and insurance partner Samantha Kelly join the firm in Beijing and Sydney, respectively.
The South Asian country with the world’s largest lawyer population—two million—saw more than 400 new law schools open in the last three years. And yet, firms say, good law graduates are still rarities.
Corporate partner Henry Wang and disputes partner Jay Chiu arrive from Mayer Brown JSM and Goodwin Procter, respectively.
Partner promotion round is the largest since 2013 and all new Asian partners are in Hong Kong.
Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes will take on the Hong Kong-based role in September when incumbent Peter Charlton returns to London
Minter Ellison deals chair Costas Condoleon and former Rio Tinto Australia managing director Philip Edmands will arrive in Sydney and Perth respectively.
Former office managing partner and trade finance specialist Matthew Cox arrives nearly a year after the global legal giant decided to close the legacy outpost in the Southeast Asian hub.
Shanghai-based Wayne Ma specializes in properties acquisitions, disposals and financing in China.
Former Hogan Lovells Tokyo head of U.S. intellectual property practice Philippe Riesen joins the firm’s five-lawyer office in the Japanese capital.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Jon Ornolfsson joins as a partner in Singapore.
Partners Andrew Crook, Ros O'Mally, Scott Harris and Richard Hayes will strengthen the firm’s finance practice and add corporate and restructuring to the Anglo-American firm’s offering Down Under.
South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.
Weiguo "Will" Chen joins Sheppard Mullin's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.
The Australian firm has hired partners Kathy Reid and Craig Boyle from boutique firm Allion Legal to lead the team.
Norton Rose Fulbright partners Gervais Green and Kate Sherrard will start in April and September, respectively.
Asset finance partners David Brotherton and Justin Sun defect to the U.K. firm in the city-state with five additional associates.
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Charlotte Robins will arrive after a flurry of capital markets departures from the Magic Circle firm.
Former DLA Piper partner Jacques Jacobs arrives in Sydney as firms increase insurance offerings Down Under.
No lawyer in the world has a client list like Jared Genser. A former partner at DLA Piper, the human rights lawyer spoke with The Litigation Daily about his work, including his recent partnership with Amal Clooney to free the ex-president of the Maldives, and how law firms can help.
In analyzing 362 lateral hires across Asia Pacific in the past 14 months, we found more partners were moving into U.S. firms from U.K. firms than in the opposite direction; Singapore was the most active lateral market for arbitration lawyers; and more.
Vivian Yiu is leaving the Magic Circle firm after 10 years as U.K. firms Asia partner exits to US firms continues.
Chen Taihe, a law school professor in China, was one of the 200 human rights lawyers detained in China last summer.
Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Alan Xu relocates to Hong Kong from Shanghai.
London partner Alastair Mordaunt is relocating to lead the practice in the next few months.
As Hilton Mervis heads to Arnold & Porter's London office, his departure is the latest in a string of partner exits from King & Wood Mallesons in Europe.
In an innovative pilot program, two in-house lawyers in Sydney, Australia, changed places for three months.
Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Rod Brown will arrive in April.
Con Boulougouris and Wissam Abwi arrive with five additional lawyers in Sydney.
Steve Kwok joins as an investigations partner from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing where he was a resident legal advisor for the Justice Department.
Hong Kong-based aviation finance head Paul Jebely has resigned from Clyde & Co and the firm is yet to appoint his successor.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers Dirk Walker and Dina Yin both advise state-owned Chinese oil and gas companies on cross-border transactions.
Joshua Zimmerman joins as a partner in Hong Kong from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Former Baker & McKenzie tax partner Ellen Thomas arrives.
The New York firm's Hong Kong partner has been named global general counsel at Ant Financial Services Group, which operates third party payment platform Alipay.
With the hire of former Herbert Smith Freehills Greater China restructuring head Damien Whitehead, the New York-based firm became the latest to bolster an Asia insolvency practice.
Joining in Perth from Allens, Marshal McKenna specializes in mining and projects disputes.
In a recent interview with the Association of Corporate Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s general counsel Sylvia Fang explained how she manages such a spread-out, global group of 80.