International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Tim Gardner has joined the Firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising both local and international clients in complex private equity and M&A transactions. (more…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (20 March 2015) announced the significant lateral hire of a team of nine lawyers in Hong Kong from Haley & Co, an independent, boutique law firm specialising in major projects, construction and arbitration. Three partners, Glenn Haley, Ilan Freiman and Geoff Shaw will move to BLP on 4 May 2015. (more…)

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The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Anna Elshafei has joined the firm in its Shanghai office as a principal in the Corporate Group. She has extensive Chinese legal experience and has advised clients in many industries on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues.

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Jones Day is pleased to announce that Scott D. Peterman has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice. Formerly a partner with Sidley Austin, Mr. Peterman will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office. (more…)

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Following on from the addition of new partners in its Athens, London and New York offices in 2015, Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to welcome experienced corporate lawyer Suhail Mirza as a partner in its Dubai office. Suhail’s diverse practice covers the full spectrum of corporate and commercial work, including cross-border M&A, strategic joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He joins the firm from K&L Gates (more…)

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Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that partner Troy Doyle and counsel Gerald Licnachan have joined the firm’s Singapore office, in the global Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group and the Energy and Natural Resources Group respectively. Troy joins the firm from DLA Piper (in Singapore), where he led the firm’s restructuring practice, while Gerald re-joins Reed Smith from his role as general counsel at Steppe Capital in Singapore (more…)

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Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has bolstered its China and regional/global M&A practice with the addition of Stephanie Tang, who joins the firm as a partner in the firm’s China M&A group.

Ms. Tang comes to Shearman & Sterling from Kirkland & Ellis, where she was a partner and represented Chinese companies on a variety of public and private cross-border M&A transactions, special committee assignments on US take-private transactions and private equity transactions. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has announced that partners Alan Chiu and Eugene Low have joined their IP practice today, along with seasoned consultant Kenny Wong. They were all previously with Mayer Brown JSM and will be based in Hong Kong.

Hogan Lovells is recognised as having the leading full spectrum IP practice in Greater China with over 40 IP lawyers across Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, including leading partners Deanna Wong, Henry Wheare, Katie Feng, Skip Fisher and Yan Rae. (more…)

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We are pleased to announce that Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (“AMT”) and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa (“BSMA”) have entered into a definitive agreement to integrate the practices of AMT and BSMA’s principal attorneys, and that the following BSMA lawyers will join our firm as partners post-integration: (more…)

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In a significant addition to its longstanding Asia and Hong Kong securities practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced that corporate and capital markets adviser David Kuo has joined the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

Mr. Kuo represents Chinese companies and other high-yield issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of debt- and equity-linked capital markets transactions—including high-yield, investment-grade, RMB, convertibles and corporate hybrids. He also counsels on liability management exercises, including debt restructuring, tender offers and exchange offers. (more…)

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Melody He-Chen has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the Corporate practice in Hong Kong, adding further strength to the firm’s award-winning Capital Markets Group. (more…)

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Akin Gump has expanded its trade and disputes offerings in Asia with the relocation of international trade partner Tatman R. Savio from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office to Hong Kong and the arrival in Hong Kong of litigation senior consultant Vena Cheng from Morrison & Foerster.

Their arrival enhances Akin Gump’s investigations and compliance practice on the ground in Asia and will complement its highly recommended trade and litigation practices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. (more…)

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