Lovells has hired a consultant to aid in the growth of its Middle East dispute resolution practice. Stephen York will start consulting on February 1st. He was previously a partner with Reed Smith in London. York’s resume is compiled by a list of biglaw firms such as Kilpatrick Stockton and Pinsent Masons. York joins one other attorney (a senior associate) in Dubai who specializes in disputes work.
Baker Botts L.L.P. has boosted its Moscow office with the addition of John F. Sheedy. Sheedy has over 20 years of experience with Russian clients and deals involving Russia. He specifies in oil and gas, mergers & acquisitions and private equity. Sheedy joins as a partner.
Norton Rose’s aim to boost business in Asia now has focus: Singapore. The firm has made a big move by transferring Peter Cash from Australia to the Singapore office. Cash has major experience in commericial dispute resolution.
Law firms, such as CMS Cameron McKenna, Latham & Watkins and Shearman & Sterling, are expanding in China. Camerons plans on launching a new office in China this year. Latham & Watkins is in the midst of opening its office in Beijing. Shearman has recently boosted its Hong Kong office with two lateral partner hires from O’Melveny & Myers. Colin Law and Peter Chen have jumped the O’Melveny ship.
Evan here. Here’s hoping that all our readers had a wonderful holiday season, now that we are back to work, at least until the upcoming Chinese New Year. We are seeing continued improvement in interviews and hiring in Asia, mainly in HK / China. Of course the holidays put a stop to most interviews over [...]
Latham & Watkins LLP has opened an office in Beijing, making it the firms fifth office in Asia, and its third in China. This addition follows the launching of offices by Winston & Strawn LLP and Slaughter and May in China in 2009.