Asian Lawyer

Asian People

Hong Kong
Ashurst Hires in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Debt capital markets partner Anna-Marie Slot has moved over from White & Case.

China, Taiwan
K&L Gates Adds Taipei Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Jim Wu headed the Taipei office for the former Preston Gates & Ellis between 2002 and 2004.

Robert Pe with Suu Kyi

Myanmar
The Lawyer and 'The Lady'

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Singapore
Morrison & Foerster Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Shirin Tang was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling.

China
Pinsent Masons Adds Partner in Beijing

By Anna Zhang |

Helena Chen was previously a partner in Taipei with Taiwanese law firm Formosan Brothers.

South Korea
Yoon & Yang Adds M&A Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Do Hyung Kim was previously a partner with rival Korean firm Yulchon.

Australia
Sydney Employment Partner Joins DLA Piper

By Tom Brennan |

Brett Feltham was previously head of the New South Wales employment team at Hunt & Hunt.

Singapore
Clyde & Co Adds Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Eugene Tan will lead the British firm's Southeast Asian construction practice.

India
Khaitan & Co Adds Two Partners

By Anna Zhang |

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.

China
Three Partners Join Zhong Lun in Shanghai

By Anna Zhang |

The trio includes former King & Wood Mallesons and Morrison & Foerster partner Edward Li.

Singapore
Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Sheela Moorthy was previously the Singapore corporate head for DLA Piper.

China, Hong Kong
V&E Partner Moves to Latham Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

David Blumental previously headed Vinson & Elkins' Shanghai office, which was closed last year.

China, Hong Kong
Two Partners Join Howse Williams Bowers

By Anna Zhang |

Stacy Devoy was previously a Hong Kong partner with Withers while Alison Scott was mostly recently chair of the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales.

China
K&L Gates Adds Beijing Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Frank Voon was previously a counsel with Allen & Overy.

Japan
Two Partners Join Pillsbury in Tokyo

By Tom Brennan |

Energy and infrastructure specialists Anthony Raven and Simon Barrett were previously partners in the Tokyo offices of Hogan Lovells and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.

China, Hong Kong
Loeb & Loeb Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Jae Chul Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with DLA Piper.

Japan
K&L Gates Adds Tokyo Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Philip Hyde was formerly head of the finance practice in Hogan Lovells' Tokyo office.

South Korea
Prosecutor Moves to Defense at Yoon & Yang

By Tom Brennan |

Young Kon Cho is joining the firm from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, where he was chief prosecutor.

South Korea
Yulchon Adds IP Partner

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Singapore
Stephenson Harwood Global Aviation Head Joins Milbank

By Anna Zhang |

Paul Ng will lead Milbank's Asian aviation practice from Singapore.

Singapore
Rajah & Tann Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Marae Ciantar was formerly the Singapore managing partner for Australian firm Allens.

China, Hong Kong
Dentons Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Wei Guangqin was previously a special counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson specializing in corporate finance and capital markets.

South Korea
Bae, Kim & Lee Brings Aboard Three Ex-Judges

By Anna Zhang |

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.

China, Hong Kong
New Partner Joining Berwin Leighton in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Nigel Ward was previously a Beijing partner with Norton Rose Fulbright.

China, Hong Kong
The Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards

By Anthony Lin |

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.

Thailand
Rajah & Tann Recruits Hunton & Williams Team in Bangkok

By Tom Brennan |

Surasak Vajasit, Melisa Uremovic and Pakpoom Suntornvipat will all join Singapore-based Rajah & Tann as partners, taking 11 lawyers with them.

Australia
K&L Gates Hires Sydney Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Former Henry Davis York partner Elizabeth Gray has joined the firm's investment management practice.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Adds Five Partners

By Tom Brennan |

The Australian firm has brought aboard new partners in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.

China
King & Wood Founder Moves to Different Beijing Firm

By Anna Zhang |

Bai Yanchun, one of the three founding partners of the former King & Wood, has joined Commerce & Finance Law Offices as a partner.

Japan
Shearman Adds Nuclear Power Partner in Tokyo

By Tom Brennan |

George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Singapore
Hogan Lovells Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Debt capital markets specialist Andy Ferris was previously a senior associate with Allen & Overy.

Singapore
Former Partner Rejoins Jones Day as Asia Head

By Tom Brennan |

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.

China
DaHui Brings Aboard Shearman Counsel as Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Chris Chen, who has worked in Beijing for Shearman since 2004, focuses on capital markets work.

Australia
Clifford Chance Adds Perth Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Energy and resources specialist Paul Lingard is joining from King & Wood Mallesons.

Singapore
New Singapore Partner for Stephenson Harwood

By Tom Brennan |

Tom Platts was previously a senior associate in the Singapore office of Herbert Smith Freehills.

China, Hong Kong
Edwards Wildman Palmer Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Man Chiu Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Hogan Lovells.

Japan
Allen & Overy Hires Tokyo Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Nick Wall is joining from the local office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Adds Three Partners

By Tom Brennan |

Commercial litigator Craig Powell, franchising lawyer Sean O’Donnell and technology specialist Brendon Noney are joining from Thomsons Lawyers.

Singapore
Reed Smith Dubai Chief Joins Singapore's Drew & Napier

By Anna Zhang |

Lee Chau Ee, Reed Smith's Dubai managing partner since 2011, will lead a construction and engineering practice for Drew & Napier.

China
Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Insurance litigator Declan McDaid was previously a partner with Hong Kong firm Deacons.

Singapore
Hogan Lovells Recruits Southeast Asia Disputes Head

By Anna Zhang |

Singapore-based Maurice Burke formerly headed a similar practice for Herbert Smith Freehills.

Australia
Baker & McKenzie Brings Aboard Melbourne Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Finance specialist Martin Irwin was formerly a partner with Herbert Geer.

Australia
Melbourne IP Team Moves to Minter Ellison

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Australia
Perth's Lavan Legal Adds Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Daniel Kirk was previously a Perth partner at King & Wood Mallesons, where he worked in the energy, resources and project group.

Australia
Corrs Chambers Adds Brisbane Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Nick Le Mare is currently general counsel of state-owned railway operator Queensland Rail Ltd.

China, Hong Kong
Slaughter and May Hires Hong Kong Lateral

By Tom Brennan |

John Moore will become the Magic Circle firm's first lateral partner ever when he joins from Morrison & Foerster next month.

China, Hong Kong
K&L Gates Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Greg Heaton was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Deacons.

China, Hong Kong
O'Melveny Hong Kong Partner Moves to DLA Piper

By Tom Brennan |

At DLA Piper, Mark Fairbairn will serve in the newly created role of head of Asia restructuring.

China, Hong Kong
Weil Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Investment funds specialist Albert Cho was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Kirkland & Ellis.

China, Hong Kong
New Financial Disputes Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills

By Tom Brennan |

The firm has been seeking to bolster its practice in the area since some high-profile departures last year.

Australia
Squire Sanders Adds Sydney Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Investment funds specialist Michelle Segaert was previously a partner with Sparke Helmore.

Singapore
Three Colin Ng Partners Move to Singapore's Virtus Law

By Anna Zhang |

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.

China
Bird & Bird Adds Shanghai Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Sven-Michael Werner was previously a partner in Shanghai with Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing.

China, Hong Kong
Hogan Lovells Recruits Freshfields Asia Tech Head

By Tom Brennan |

Mark Parsons is expected to start at Hogan Lovells at the end of the month.

China
Sidley Adds Beijing Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Lan Tao was previously a partner in the Beijing office of White & Case.

China, Hong Kong
Dechert Hong Kong Head Leaves for Zhong Lun

By Anna Zhang |

Basil Hwang said he needed a larger China-focused platform and cited restrictions on international firms' practices.

Japan
K&L Gates Adds Pair of Tokyo Partners

By Tom Brennan |

Takahiro Hoshino and Takahiro Tsumagari are joining the firm's commercial disputes and real estate practices, respectively.

Singapore
Shearman Adds Singapore Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Anthony Patten was the Perth-based head of the Asia Pacific oil and gas practice at Allens.

Thailand
DLA Piper Adds Bangkok Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Corporate finance specialist Timothy Tan was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of O'Melveny & Myers.

Singapore, United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons Boosts Singapore with KhattarWong Hires

By Tom Brennan |

Perry Yuen, Kelvyn Oo and Bethia Su were the last corporate partners at KhattarWong.

China
Employment Partner Joins Clyde & Co in Shanghai

By Anna Zhang |

Iris Duchetsmann is joining Clyde from the Shanghai office of Eversheds.

China, Hong Kong
Cleary Partner Heads to Hong Kong Securities Regulator

By Tom Brennan |

Megan Tang is joining the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission as a director in its corporate finance division.

Australia
Allen & Overy Adds Australian Competition Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Peter McDonald was previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.