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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced today the appointment of Bob Charlton as Head of Asia and Managing Partner of its Hong Kong office.

Bob joins BLP from DLA Piper where he was Managing Partner of the Asia Pacific region and will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Bob will join BLP from October 2014 and will spend a few months in London before moving out to Hong Kong in January 2015 to take up his Asia roles. (more…)

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Patrick S. Sinclair, a veteran federal prosecutor who played a key role in the Eastern District of New York’s high-profile business fraud investigations, is today joining Ropes & Gray, one of the world’s leading corporate law firms, as a partner in the government enforcement group.

Mr. Sinclair, 38, was until August the Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He will initially join the firm in New York and relocate to Hong Kong in early 2015. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has recruited partner Joseph Kim to join its Tokyo finance practice. Joe joins the firm today, 16 September, as a partner in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects (IERP) team.

Joe joins Hogan Lovells from Paul Hastings in Tokyo and is a project finance lawyer focusing on power projects, upstream and midstream natural resource projects, and renewable energy projects, including LNG related. He has strong contacts with global clients such as Standard Chartered Bank, Marubeni, K-Exim and K-Sure. He will strengthen Hogan Lovells’ Japan and Korea outbound investment and financing offering as well as promote the firm’s global capabilities for projects involving Japanese and Korean cross-border investment projects. (more…)

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