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Hong Kong
Norton Rose Bulks Up in Hong Kong With Monetary Fund Counsel

By Anna Zhang |

Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited a financial services partner in Hong Kong from the city's de facto central bank.

Seyfarth Shaw

Hong Kong
Seyfarth Shaw Forms Hong Kong Association; Hires Partner From King & Wood Mallesons

By Anna Zhang |

Seyfarth Shaw has formed an association with a Hong Kong law firm, and has hired King & Wood Mallesons partner Raymond Wong to serve as managing partner of the firm's recently opened Hong Kong office.

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Hong Kong
Mayer Brown Adds Sidley Practice Leader in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Mayer Brown, the Asian arm of the Am Law 100 firm, has hired Sidley Austin litigation partner Alan Linning in Hong Kong, where he served as head of the latter's local disputes and regulatory group.

Hong Kong
Ex-Davis Polk Partner Antony Dapiran to Join Skadden

By Anna Zhang |

The Hong Kong capital markets and corporate specialist will start on Sept. 1 as of counsel.

Hong Kong
Mayer Brown Expands Asia Base With Three Hires

By Anna Zhang |

Shipping lawyer Conor Warde joined the firm in Hong Kong while finance specialists Ben Sandstad and Angelia Chia arrived in Singapore.

Shanghai.

China
Ex-Simmons & Simmons China Head Starts Corporate Advisory Firm

By Anna Zhang |

Davis Wang is the latest former Big Law partner to move on from practicing law in Asia.

Washington, D.C. offices of Morgan Lewis. June 10, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

China
Morgan Lewis Adds US IP Litigator in Shanghai

By Anna Zhang |

Former Finnegan partner Zhu Shaobin specializes in patent litigation and Section 337 investigations.

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China
O'Melveny Beijing Chief to Join Hogan Lovells

By Anna Zhang |

Lawrence Sussman is the latest partner to leave the Los Angeles-based firm's China practice.

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia
Herbert Smith Freehills' Indonesia Associate Firm Hires Restructuring Partner From Ashurst; Names New Office Managing Partner in Seoul

By Anna Zhang |

Former Ashurst consultant Debby Sulaiman joins Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta.

Hogan Lovells offices at 555 13th Street, NW in Washington, D.C. October 25, 2016.

Hong Kong
Hogan Lovells Senior IP Lawyers in Asia to Leave Firm

By Anna Zhang |

Partner Deanna Wong and of counsel Henry Wheare are set to depart later this year.

Hong Kong
U.K.’s Withers Expands Hong Kong With Six-Lawyer Team From Winston & Strawn

By Anna Zhang |

The Chicago-based firm has lost a three-partner, six-lawyer corporate team led by former DLA Piper Asia corporate head Mabel Lui to the private client specialist firm.

Hong Kong
Davis Polk Makes First Hong Kong Partner Promotion in Six Years

By Anna Zhang |

Litigation and enforcement counsel Karen Chan will become the office's fourth disputes partner on July 1.

Paul Jebely, Pillsbury's Hong Kong managing partner

Hong Kong
Spotlight: Pillsbury Winthrop Dares to Be Different

By Anna Zhang |

One year after opening a Hong Kong office with a niche aviation finance practice, the firm has managed to turn a profit in the highly competitive market.

Singapore
Latham Loses Hong Kong Partner to HSF Alliance Firm

By Anna Zhang |

U.S. law corporate lawyer Eugene Lee starts at Singapore firm Prolegis as a director on June 1.

Hong Kong

China
Kirkland Nabs Skadden Corporate Partner in China

By Anna Zhang |

Daniel Dusek will join the Chicago-based Am Law 100 firm's Hong Kong office from Beijing.

Beijing, China.

China
Shearman & Sterling Adds Beijing Partner, Reshuffles Asia Management

By Anna Zhang |

Former Akin Gump partner Li Chen arrives as several longtime office and regional managing partners move to new roles.

Michael Joyce

Singapore
Akin Gump Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has added an energy and projects partner in Singapore.

Sanford Wadler.

The GC Who Blew the Whistle

By Ross Todd |

How a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation turned the chief legal officer of Bio-Rad Laboratories into the company's chief legal adversary.

Todd Toral

Jenner & Block Bags DLA Piper's Cross-Border Litigation Chair

By Rebecca Cohen |

Todd Toral, chair of cross-border litigation for the Americas at DLA Piper, is joining Jenner & Block as a complex commercial litigation partner in Los Angeles.

Pascale Dubois.

World Bank Taps Pascale DuBois as Next Integrity Vice President

By Sue Reisinger |

The World Bank Group is set to name Pascale DuBois to its top anticorruption post as its next Integrity Vice President.

China
DLA Piper Hires Hogan Lovells China IP Partner

By Anna Zhang |

William “Skip” Fisher will be China head of patent at his new firm and remains in Shanghai.

Will Law Schools’ LL.M Programs Suffer from Trump’s ‘America First’ Stance?

By Karen Sloan |

Law school administrators say concerns are growing from foreign students about how the myriad immigration and travel policies emerging from Washington could impact their plans to obtain LL.M degrees in the United States.

Beijing China

China
White & Case Hires Partner From Skadden in Beijing After China Head's Departure

By Anna Zhang |

Andre Zhu, who regularly advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving private equity investors, was most recently counsel with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the Chinese capital.

Shanghai.

China
Asia's Digital Growth Set to Squeeze Region's Corporate Counsel

By Rhys Dipshan |

Asian companies are bracing for an expected wave of rising litigation, regulatory action and cost pressures, a Baker McKenzie survey found.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Hong Kong
Norton Rose Fulbright Reshuffles Its Asia Management 

By Anna Ward |

Hong Kong partner Psyche Tai and Singapore partner Yu-En Ong have been appointed heads of their respective offices.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Are Lawyers With Foreign Law Degrees at a Disadvantage in the U.S. Market?

By Julie Brush |

U.S. trained lawyers still dominate the legal landscape and competition is fierce. But the environment is now a bit kinder for diverse profiles.

Shanghai.

China
Morgan Lewis Expands Shanghai Office With Employment Law Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has recruited a China-based employment partner.

Davis Polk & Wardwell received International Law Firm of the Year.

Hong Kong
The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for 2017 Asia Legal Awards

By Asian Lawyer Staff |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Korean firm Bae, Kim & Lee are among the top winners of the fourth annual celebration for the regions leading firms and individuals.

Hong Kong
Ashurst Loses Asia Projects Partner to DLA Piper

By Anna Zhang |

Hong Kong partner Matthias Schemuth moves over as the Anglo-American firm expands project finance offering in the region.

Baker & McKenzie offices in New York.

Hong Kong
Baker McKenzie Recruits International Arbitration Partner in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Former Hogan Lovells partner Paul Teo moves over from Singapore.

Takata airbag components.

Takata's US General Counsel Departs Amid Company's Scandal

By Stephanie Forshee |

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.

M&A Hiring Heats Up in Asia

By Anna Zhang |

More than a third of 2016 partner hires in Asia by Global 100 firms were mergers and acquisitions lawyers.

Hong Kong
Akin Gump Former Asia Head Leaves Firm for Startup

By Anna Zhang |

Gregory Puff, who joined the firm in 2012 to launch the Hong Kong office, now runs a food ordering mobile app operator.

Hong Kong
Dechert Recruits Hong Kong Funds Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Michael Wong joins the Philadelphia-based firm from K&L Gates.

China
Shanghai Firm Llinks Adds Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

David Pan was most recently general counsel for U.S. chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp.’s China business.

Shanghai Skyline.

China
Kirkland & Ellis Expands Shanghai Office With M&A Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Former Clifford Chance counsel Paula Liu is now a partner at the Chicago-based firm.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Mayer Brown JSM Adds Hong Kong Private Equity Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former WilmerHale Beijing office co-head Robert Woll joins to advise on fund formation.

Sullivan & Cromwell has relocated London-based Europe projects head Jamieson Logie to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong
Sullivan & Cromwell Adds Asia Projects Practice in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Singapore
Last Singapore Resident Partner Leaves O'Melveny

By Anna Zhang |

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.

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Japan
TMI Poaches Nishimura Corporate Heavyweight

By Anna Zhang |

Masakazu Iwakura joins as the firm tries to build up corporate M&A capability.

Dentons Signage in Atlanta.

Singapore
Dentons Rodyk Loses Real Estate Team, Gains Tax Veteran

By Anna Zhang |

A five-partner team departs for rival Rajah & Tann while Baker McKenzie Singapore cofounding partner Edmund Leow joins the firm as tax head.

Sydney, Australia

Australia
Former Herbert Smith Freehills Lawyer Charged With Assault in Sydney

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Cadwalader offices in Washington, D.C. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

China
2 More Ex-Cadwalader China Partners Find New Homes

By Anna Zhang |

Former Asia managing partner Rocky Lee has joined King & Wood Mallesons while former Hong Kong partner Stephen Chan arrives at Dechert.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington, D.C.

SEC Accuses California Lawyer in Scheme to Defraud Chinese Investors

By C. Ryan Barber |

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.

David Rivkin

A Bar Association That Stands Up for the Rule of Law

By Michael D. Goldhaber, The Global Lawyer |

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, King & Wood Malleson

United Kingdom
As Suitors Circle, Ex-KWM Senior Partner Resigns

By Rose Walker |

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.

China
K&L Gates Expands Shanghai Office With Linklaters Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Former Shanghai partner Simon Poh arrives at K&L Gates along with M&A lawyer Amigo Xie.

Paul Rawlinson

Baker & McKenzie's Chair on Heading a Global Firm in a Protectionist Era

By Roy Strom |

Baker & McKenzie's Paul Rawlinson is leading a firm known for cross-border dealmaking as protectionist rhetoric threatens to scuttle international cooperation and trade.

Asia Legal Awards 2017 launch with new practice area and in-house categories

By Asian Lawyer |

Nomination deadline is December 9, 2016.

King & Wood Mallesons Global Chief to Step Down

By Georgina Stanley |

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.

Li Ka-shing   Source: Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

Hong Kong
Clifford Chance Hires Partner From Hong Kong Firm in Bid to Boost Offering to Local Clients

By Anna Zhang |

Clifford Chance is hiring a new corporate partner in Hong Kong in a bid to enhance its offering to local clients.

Sydney, Australia.

Australia
PwC Recruits Former Clifford Chance Partner Duo for Australian Arm

By Frances Ivens, Legal Week |

PwC has hired former Clifford Chance partners Mark Pistilli and Danny Simmons for its fast-growing Australian legal arm.

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Australia
Hogan Lovells Poaches Clayton Utz Corporate Partner in Australia

By Anna Zhang |

Hogan Lovells has expanded its Australian offering by hiring longtime Clayton Utz partner Matthew Johnson.

K&L Grabs International Arbitration Partners From Cozen O'Connor

By Lizzy McLellan |

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.

Hong Kong
Cadwalader Hong Kong Partner to Rejoin Jones Day

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Hong Kong.

Hong Kong
Goodwin Procter Loses Another Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard has hired a Hong Kong partner from Goodwin Procter.

Friven Yeoh, Sidley Austin

Hong Kong
Former O'Melveny Hong Kong Head Joins Sidley

By Anna Zhang |

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.

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Singapore
Watson Farley Hires Aviation Finance Partner in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

U.K. firm Watson Farley & Williams has hired an aviation finance partner in Singapore.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
KWM Adds Equity Capital Markets Partner in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

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

The Hungry Lawyer Abroad

By Vivia Chen |

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.