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Asian Lawyer
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.

Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C., offices on K Street, NW.

Asian Lawyer
Winston & Strawn Shutters Beijing, Taipei Offices

By Anna Zhang |

Winston & Strawn has become the latest U.S. firm to reassess its role in Asia, as it has seen several attorneys in Hong Kong and Shanghai leave and has shuttered its offices in Beijing and Taipei.

Europe
Dentons to Launch in Peru, Cuts Some UK Lawyers

By Rose Walker |

Dentons is set to launch in Peru through a proposed combination with 20-lawyer local firm Gallo Barrios Pickmann. The move comes as the global legal giant slashed five lawyers from its office in Watford, England, one that Dentons picked up last year after absorbing the bulk of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin.

Europe
With Wilson Sonsini Hire, Sullivan & Cromwell Heads to Brussels

By Anna Ward |

Sullivan & Cromwell has opened an office in the de facto capital of the European Union after adding Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Michael Rosenthal.

Asian Lawyer
China Law & Practice Awards Deadline is June 23

By Staff |

We will honor top matters and leading lawyers in and out of China.

Europe
Quinn Emanuel Adds Two More Shearman Partners in Brussels

By Anna Ward |

Shearman & Sterling antitrust partners Stephen Mavroghenis and Miguel Rato, courted last year by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, have joined the firm’s Brussels office. Both lawyers re-unite with former colleague Trevor Soames, who Quinn Emanuel hired in December.

Hong Kong

Asian Lawyer
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.

Dubai

Emerging Markets
King & Wood Mallesons partner leaves to launch Dubai base for Charles Russell Speechlys

By James Booth and Rose Walker |

Charles Russell Speechlys is set to launch in Dubai with the hire of a partner from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM). KWM disputes partner Ghassan El Daye is to join Charles Russell Speechlys ahead of the office launch, which is still awaiting regulatory approval.

Lindsay Conner.

Asian Lawyer
Hollywood Deal Lawyers Wrestle With Great Squall of China

By Todd Cunningham |

Manatt partner Lindsay Conner is bullish despite the political winds. "Deals are still being made, and smart money can still get out of China.”

Asian Lawyer
Ashurst Renews China Alliance for Six More Years

By Anna Zhang |

Firm chairman Ben Tidswell and managing partner Paul Jenkins signed an agreement in Sydney to continue a referral relationship with Guantao Law Firm.

Beijing, China.

Asian Lawyer
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.

Emerging Markets
DLA Piper Expands Africa Network With Nigeria Alliance

By James Booth |

Having recently closed three small offices, global legal giant DLA Piper is widening its network in Africa by inking an alliance deal with Lagos, Nigeria-based Olajide Oyewole, which was founded in 1965 and focuses on corporate and commercial law. The Nigerian firm has eight partners.

Asian Lawyer
Treating Meeting Addiction: How a Legal Team Cut Back on Meetings—and Found Happiness

By Anna Zhang |

The team of lawyers, from Herbert Smith Freehills and Australia's Telstra Corp., cut back on unnecessary meetings, freeing them up to do actual work.

Europe
Kirkland Raids Freshfields for London Restructuring Partner

By Rose Walker |

Sean Lacey, co-leader of the alternative capital group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, has become the latest partner to leave the lockstep Magic Circle firm for potential riches at Kirkland & Ellis.

Haiwen & Partners.

Asian Lawyer
Haiwen Adds Partner as Office Launches in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Former Cleary Gottlieb associate Max Hua joins alumni from Wilson Sonsini, Latham and Freshfields in the Chinese firm's latest branch.

Latin America
Another Big British Firm Inks a Combination in the Americas

By Alex Berry |

London-based legal giant Clyde & Co announced Wednesday its merger with Mexico's Garza Tello & Asociados, a 23-lawyer firm specializing in energy, insurance and maritime work.

Asian Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons Names New Leader After Collapse of European Arm

By Anna Ward |

King & Wood Mallesons has appointed Sue Kench, chief executive partner of its Australian arm, as its new global managing partner. Kench succeeds Stuart Fuller, who relinquished the role at the height of problems with the firm's embattled European affiliate late last year.

Serena Tan, Morrison & Foerster, Hong Kong.

Asian Lawyer
Morrison & Foerster Adds Private Funds Partner in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Former Debevoise & Plimpton associate Serena Tan has joined the firm's corporate practice.

Asian Lawyer
Ashurst Forms Singapore Law Alliance

By Anna Zhang |

The British firm ventures into local law practice in Singapore through an association with boutique firm ADTLaw after losing four partners since September in the city-state.

Michael Joyce

Asian Lawyer
Akin Gump Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

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