Ian will be based in the firm’s Brisbane office while Damien will be in Tokyo. Both partners have joined the firm from Ashurst and will commence their new roles early next year. (more…)



Broad & Bright is pleased to announce that veteran China practice corporate attorney Peter A. Neumann has joined the firm as an International Partner. Mr. Neumann possesses deep knowledge of the China business and investment environment, with 20 years of cross border FDI and M&A experience, and has also handled numerous Asia Pacific regional matters. Mr. Neumann will be based in the Shanghai office and spearhead strategic practice initiatives in the United States. (more…)



Hogan Lovells has recruited Bronwen May to join its Hong Kong finance practice. Bronwen joined on 15 September 2014 as a partner in the International Debt Capital Markets (IDCM) team.

Bronwen joins Hogan Lovells from O’Melveny & Myers where she held the role of Head of Derivatives (Asia), and advises on the full range of derivatives, including fixed income, equity, credit, fund-linked and commodity (OTC and exchange traded) products as well as structured products (including warrants), and also on the legal and regulatory implications of these transactions. High profile clients she has advised include Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and a major Chinese investment bank. (more…)



Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that transactional lawyer Gary Li will join the Firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office.

“Gary is a top-of-market private equity lawyer in Greater China and we are pleased to welcome him to the Firm. His hiring is a continuation of our investment in Asia and our focus on getting deeper and broader in each of the markets in which we operate,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. (more…)



Ashurst announces the appointment of Ben Hammond as a partner in its global financial services regulatory practice.

Ben, who will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, joins from Slaughter and May. Specialising in non-contentious regulatory work, he has wide-ranging experience in advising governmental organisations as well as some of the largest financial institutions and corporate organisations in the world on UK, EU and international regulatory issues. (more…)



Hogan Lovells has announced that Jeff Olson has joined its Vietnam corporate practice as a partner in the Ho Chi Minh City office.

Jeff joins from Allen & Overy in Vietnam and is U.S. qualified, having previously worked in New York up until his move in 2012. Jeff advises on a broad range of M&A (public and private), joint ventures, strategic investments, foreign direct investment, corporate and acquisition financing, and general corporate matters. His client base is both domestic and global, and he advises on both single jurisdiction and cross-border transactions in Asia and the U.S. (more…)



Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of Ying Wang as a partner in its International HR Services Group in Shanghai, and where she will head its Employment practice for China.

Ying has built a strong track record in advising both international and local clients on contentious and non-contentious employment issues. (more…)



Allen & Gledhill is pleased to announce the admission of a new Partner (Foreign Law), Ankit Goyal, with effect from 1 October 2014.

Ankit’s areas of practice cover litigation and international arbitration in Asia with a focus on India. He has been involved in a wide range of commercial disputes across diverse industries. Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill, Ankit was a lawyer in the Hong Kong office of an international law firm and previous to that, he was Head (South Asia) and Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. (more…)



Completing a series of announcements regarding the arrival of a group of partners from Bingham McCutchen, international law firm Akin Gump announced today that F. Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey would be joining the firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Fucci will join as a partner in the financial restructuring practice, while Ms. Godfrey will join as a partner in the investment management practice. (more…)



Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced the appointment of Jonathan Silver as a shipping finance partner in its Hong Kong office.

Jonathan joins from Hong Kong firm, Howse Williams Bowers where he was a partner. Prior to this, he was an of counsel in the Hong Kong office of Norton Rose Fulbright, where he worked for ten years.

Jonathan’s practice is focused on shipping and ship finance, and covers loans, leasing, sale and purchase, building contracts, charterparties, guarantees, joint ventures, pooling and management. (more…)



Dr. Kening Li has joined the law firm of Miller Canfield in Shanghai, China, as Chief of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group – China.

Dr. Li has more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property. He has worked with clients ranging from academic institutions, start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in managing IP assets as an integral part of their business strategies.

He joins Miller Canfield from Pinsent Masons LLP in the Asia Pacific region, where he was the leader of the IP team. (more…)



Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Biswajit Chatterjee, partner and former head of DLA Piper’s Singapore corporate finance practice and global co-head of its India practice.

Mr. Chatterjee is an experienced, dual-qualified Indian and US corporate lawyer with an expertise in cross border M&A and capital markets, particularly within the technology, infrastructure, engineering, energy, real estate, retail and logistics industries. Mr. Chatterjee’s practice is focused on India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. (more…)