Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.
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.
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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.
Sydney partners John Elliott and David Stammers are headed to Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst, respectively, while Perth partner Kevin O’Sullivan declined to comment on his next role.
Liza Carver was previously a partner at Ashurst.
The embattled Japanese auto parts company has retained a high-powered defense team from Dechert to handle a criminal probe, congressional inquiry and class action litigation related to a growing scandal into defective airbags.
The Wall Street Journal reports that CNOOC, China's state-owned oil and gas giant, cut its ties to Baker & McKenzie because of alleged conflicts of interest between an in-house lawyer and her husband, the firm's chief representative in Beijing.
Yufeng Ma had been the director of intellectual property in Asia for the U.S. specialty glass maker.
Former Clifford Chance counsel Chin Chuan Chen is relocating from Singapore to join the Silver Circle firm.
Corporate partner Hyo Young Kang makes the move from Linklaters.
The U.K. firm has recruited former Edwards Wildman Palmer Hong Kong managing partner Martin Lister to join its insurance team.
Sharon Cook is leaving Henry Davis York and will join King & Wood Mallesons in February as managing partner for clients relations.
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Colin Ng & Partners shipping practice head Gerald Yee joined.
Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Disputes lawyer Mark Johnson will retire to join the New York firm in Hong Kong.
Former Amarchand partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya and Bombay High Court counsel Hormaz Daruwalla both joined.
Emerson Holmes is a disputes lawyer specializing in construction and infrastructure projects.
Jamie Wells moves from Allens, where he was head of national workplace and employee relations.
In the decade since The American Lawyer first profiled human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, the Chinese state set out to break his body and spirit. It only half succeeded.
Damian Roberts and Ian Williams will be based in Tokyo and Brisbane, respectively.
Employment lawyer Charmaine Tsang joins from fellow Australian firm Rockwell Olivier.
Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.
Dale Rayner previously worked as a special counsel at Clifford Chance in Sydney.
Running afoul of the advocate-witness rule, an American lawyer based in China lost his bid to remain as counsel in a case that his China-based firm brought against a former client for unpaid fees.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills partner Simon Taskunas is relocating from Singapore.
Brendan Reilly was most recently at Western Australian firm Allion Legal.
Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
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.