Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that Charles Mo and Joanne Mok have joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner and associate, respectively, in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Winston, Mr. Mo and Ms. Mok practiced at Sidley Austin LLP.

“Charles’ diverse experience will play a key role in rounding out our growing litigation practice in Asia. His dispute resolution background speaks for itself, and his experience in various other areas will be a valuable asset to our clients,” said David Hall-Jones, Winston & Strawn’s Asia managing partner. (more…)

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Akin Gump is pleased to announce that Paul Greening will join the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in its oil and gas practice, effective July 20. Mr. Greening, who focuses on international energy, utilities and infrastructure projects as well as energy-focused cross-border M&A, comes to Akin Gump from Vinson & Elkins. With an expected move to Akin Gump’s Singapore office later in the year, Mr. Greening will bolster the firm’s oil and gas capabilities across Asia.

“The energy industry continues to be a significant focus for the firm, both in Asia and across the globe,” said Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “Paul is a first-rate lawyer and a strategic addition to our team who has deep experience in the oil and gas sector. Working alongside our lawyers in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, he will be a great fit with our firmwide energy practice.” (more…)

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Johneth Chongseo Park has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group, based in the firm’s Seoul office. Park joins from Simpson Thacher.

Park’s primary areas of concentration include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He has extensive experience representing corporate, financial and government-affiliated clients in Korea-related work as well as work in other jurisdictions. Park is a native speaker of Korean.

Park has worked on securities offerings by a wide range of Korean issuers, including The Republic of Korea, The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Hydro-Nuclear Power, Korea Western Power, Korea Midland Power, Korea East-West Power, Korea South-East Power, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Expressway Corporation, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Cheil Industries, Samsung Life Insurance, Shinhan Financial Group, Shinhan Bank, Hyundai Motors, Hyundai Capital Services, Hyundai Card, POSCO, POSCO Engineering & Construction, POSCO Specialty Steel, STX, SK Telecom, Gravity, WiderThan and C&M, among others, and periodic SEC reporting by KEPCO and Shinhan Financial Group. (more…)

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Weil announced today that Charles Ching has joined the Firm’s China practice as a corporate partner. Mr. Ching, who will be based in Shanghai, joins Weil from the Hong Kong office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising clients on complex Private Equity and M&A transactions and securities offerings.

Barry Wolf, Weil’s Executive Partner, commented: “Charles will be an excellent addition to the corporate team in China. His depth and diversity of experience will complement the great work we do in Asia, and in China in particular, and further strengthen our transactional offerings to our private equity and public company clients.” (more…)

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The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Carolyn Sng as a partner in the corporate practice. She joins K&L Gates from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. (more…)

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Recently, Shiduo (David) Xu joined Beijing office of Zhong Lun Law Firm as a partner. David graduated from the Public Security University of China (Beijing) with a BA in literature and University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) with an LLM degree in international business law. He is qualified in PRC. David is native in Chinese and fluent in English. He also speaks French and German. (more…)

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White Collar specialist Samuel Williamson is joining the firm as a partner based in Shanghai, a new office for the firm. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Williamson was head of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia-based Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice. He will have a similar role at Quinn Emanuel as managing partner of the firm’s new Shanghai office, which will open once regulatory approvals are obtained. (more…)

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Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that litigation partner Shaun Folpp will head to the firm’s Hong Kong office to establish a contentious restructuring and litigation offering to Asia based clients.

The move will build on the substantial amount of BVI and Cayman Islands litigation, restructuring and insolvency work already being undertaken by the firm in the region. Shaun, who will be practising BVI and Cayman law, will spearhead the growth of a dedicated litigation practice to support the existing corporate, finance, investment funds and international trust work. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Dan Ouyang has become a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Formerly a partner at Paul Hastings, Ouyang brings extensive experience with U.S. and Hong Kong capital markets, bond offerings, and private equity and M&A transactions. She will be based in the firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices. (more…)

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons expands its financial markets practice in Hong Kong with the appointment of David Neuville who has joined the firm this week as a partner.

David specialises in capital markets, both equity and debt. His practice focuses on the representation of issuers and underwriters in global offerings of securities. He is recognised for his work as a US capital markets lawyer across a wide variety of capital markets transactions and has experience working on major cross border financing transactions in China, Hong Kong and throughout Asia, including in India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea and Mongolia. (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Charlie Wilson will be joining the firm in Singapore as a partner in the M&A and Private Equity practices.

Mr. Wilson has practiced law in Asia for 17 years and regularly advises clients on transactions throughout Southeast Asia. For example, Mr. Wilson has acted as international counsel for Indonesia’s national oil company in its proposed acquisition of a U.S.-based oil company’s Venezuelan oil assets. He has also advised a number of sovereign wealth and global private equity funds in connection with their investments and dispositions in Southeast Asia. (more…)

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International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Joe Sevack has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Group in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

Mr. Sevack’s practice focuses on debt and equity capital markets, banking and finance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a widely-recognized expert in high yield bond financings and other complex, covenant-heavy debt financing structures, and has vast experience representing both issuers and borrowers as well as underwriters and lenders. Mr. Sevack has lived and practiced in Hong Kong for more than 17 years and has been involved in some of Asia’s most significant transactions during that period, including numerous international debt financings and initial public offerings. (more…)

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