Damien Foulis joins from South Australia firm Finlaysons.
Damien Foulis joins from South Australia firm Finlaysons.
The Australian firm has grown its construction and property teams with the arrival of Rechelle Brost in Brisbane, Patrick Thuang in Perth and Luke Westmore in Melbourne.
French lawyer Paul-Emmanuel Benachi joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Finance partner Prashanth Venkatesh was most recently at the former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Bangalore.
Capital markets lawyer Johneth Chongseo Park makes the move from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Former King & Spalding Singapore partner Peter Megens is returning home to join the U.K. firm's newly opened Melbourne office.
Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.
Charles Ching is relocating from Hong Kong to join the U.S. firm's China practice.
The Association of Corporate Counsel is solidifying its plans to joins forces with the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association by creating a singular resource for in-house counsel in the country.
Michael Tuckfield joins his new firm's infrastructure and major projects practice in Melbourne.
The taxi-hailing service has tapped Mohit Abraham of Khaitan & Co., the firm currently defending Uber against a ban in Delhi.
A 12-lawyer team from the Western Australian corporate boutique will join DLA Piper's current roster of 51 lawyers in Perth on July 1.
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was born in India and arrived in the United States as a young child, was formally sworn in Friday as the first Asian Pacific American on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The Magic Circle firm rehires private equity lawyer Jamie Palmer two months after former Australia PE practice head Grant Koch left for DLA Piper.
Tim Tingkang Xia, who headed Morris Manning & Martin's intellectual property and international practices, has left for Locke Lord with another partner, IP litigator Bryan Harrison, and a 12-member IP team made up of an associate, four patent agents and seven staff.
Howard Jiang joins from newly merged Locke Lord.
Four Ashurst partners, including three already in Japan and one in Perth, are expected to join the U.S. firm to launch its second office in Asia.
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Mark Crean, a former chairman of legacy Freehills and steward of its merger with Herbert Smith, will lead the U.S. firm's Australian M&A practice from Sydney.
Hong Kong-based corporate lawyer Carolyn Sng will start at her new firm on Monday.
Linklaters Hong Kong partner Jon Gray will relocate to join the firm in Japan, taking over for soon-to-retire Tokyo managing partner Theodore Paradise.
David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.
Jol Rogers and Brihony Boan have joined the Australian firm's corporate and property teams, respectively, in Melbourne.
The U.K. private wealth boutique has hired former Morrison & Foerster tax specialists Chizuko Tomita and Takeo Mizutani to lead its newest office in Asia, while former Singapore partner Eric Roose will serve as head of international corporate tax in Asia.
Longtime Clayton Utz restructuring partner David Cowling joins the firm in Sydney.
Transactions lawyer Rajiv Khanna makes the move from Seyfarth Shaw.
The Australian firm has tapped former Griffith Hack principal Kate Hay to work from Melbourne.
Paul Hastings partner Ouyang Dan will split her time between Beijing and Hong Kong advising capital markets deals.
The British firm has hired from Korea's Lee & Ko, Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson and Australia's Minter Ellison.
The Australian firm has hired former government minister Andrew Thomson to bolster its Japan practice after a free-trade pact between the two countries came into effect earlier this year.
Litigation specialist Matthew Swinn has joined the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The departure of U.S. securities lawyer David Neuville follows the arrival of former Latham & Watkins China partner Michael Liu and a six-lawyer capital markets and transactions team at the firm in January.
Deals specialist Pradyumna Mysoor was most recently with Linklaters in Hong Kong.
Former Indonesia practice head Charlie Wilson has joined Sidley's mergers and acquisitions and private equity group.
International arbitration specialist Arthur Ma joins as a partner in Beijing.
High yield bond specialist Joe Sevack joins the firm from Troutman Sanders.
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Second White & Case former Indonesian associate firm partner Nadia Soraya found home.
Libin Zhang returns to the firm two years after leaving it to head the German company's Asia in-house M&A team.
Mita Djajadiredja returns to Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners two year after leaving to form an association with White & Case.
Rowan McDonald most recently spent 12 years as a partner at K&L Gates and Australian legacy firm Middletons.
Graeme Gamble makes the move from Ashurst, making partner for the first time in his career.
Former Barclays Middle East legal head Muna Dandan has relocated from Dubai to lead the U.K. firm's financial services disputes and investigations practice in Asia.
The Hong Kong firm has acquired a shipping, international trade and insurance practice by recruiting former Eversheds partner William Leung.
The Chicago-based firm has recruited new partner Ola Nicolai Borge from another professional services firm that got its start in the Windy City, accounting giant Grant Thornton.
Lateral hires in the United Kingdom, Spain, Dubai and Japan, as well as around the United States.
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Steven Lim will lead the construction-focused firm's city-state office; Clyde & Co says its Singaporean joint law venture is still intact.
The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Thomas Kollar joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Clifford Chance.
Simon Cowled was most recently a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Grant Koch, who worked five years at Allen & Overy, will hold the same title at his new firm.
Private equity lawyers Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen are moving over, leaving two senior lawyers at Fried Frank's soon-to-close Asia offices.
Clean energy specialist Ken Cheung has left Berwin Leighton Paisner to join the rival U.K. firm as a partner.
Three months after Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson announced it was pulling out of Asia, the firm's disputes practice in Hong Kong, led by former partner Alfred Wu, has found a new home.
The former Bingham McCutchen Tokyo managing partner discusses his move to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and why he didn't follow his former colleagues to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Former Skadden counsel Hiroshi Sarumida will oversee the firm's Japan-related transactions practice in the U.S.
Kevin Stewart joins from Western Australian firm Lavan Legal and will oversee the office's two-partner disputes team.
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.
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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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