DLA Piper announced today that a team of three partners has joined the firm in its Corporate Group in Singapore. John Viverito and Myles Hankin are joining from Gibson Dunn, Singapore, and Joseph Bauerschmidt from Jones Day, Singapore. The three have worked together in the past and are reuniting as colleagues at DLA Piper. Each of John, Joe and Myles are ranked experts in their fields by Chambers and other leading legal guides. (more…)

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robson Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Singapore office. At Gibson Dunn, he will continue to focus his practice on M&A and capital markets transactions. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has announced that partner Samantha Campbell will join its Southeast Asia practice as head of the firm’s Vietnam offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in March.

Samantha joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she was heading the Vietnam practice. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate transactional, projects and finance work, as well as real estate and dispute resolution, with a focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors and financial institutions. Her clients include multinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as Governments. (more…)

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Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Matt Gorman as a partner in its Singapore office. Matt joins the firm from Stephenson Harwood’s Singapore office, where he was head of the firm’s South East Asia corporate practice, to launch Reed Smith’s corporate practice in South East Asia. (more…)

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading law firm to global financial institutions and corporations, announces the appointment of a team of three partners and four counsel to its Greater China practice, based in Hong Kong. (more…)

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Mayer Brown JSM today announced that Vincent Sum has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance practice in Hong Kong.

Vincent focuses his practice on complex capital markets matters, including structured products, derivatives, securitisations, retail and non-retail funds, secured lending and financing and debt capital markets matters (including Rule 144A/Regulation S global bond offerings). He advises underwriters, arrangers, portfolio managers, issuers, trustees and institutional investors. (more…)

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Mr. Stephen Hung, the President of the Law Society of Hong Kong, joined the firm as Partner on 29 December 2014. (more…)

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher James (Jamie) Thomas has joined the Singapore office as a partner. Formerly with White & Case, he will continue his banking, finance and restructuring practice, with a focus on senior credit and subordinate debt, infrastructure and energy lending, and related restructurings. (more…)

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Morgan Lewis has enhanced its practice in Japan with the addition of a 16-person team, including five partners, from Bingham McCutchen. The new team comprised of 10 lawyers and six staff significantly strengthens Morgan Lewis’s cross-border asset management, IP, financial services, and M&A practices in Japan. Together with the firm’s long-standing joint enterprise with TMI Associates, Morgan Lewis and its 29 lawyers and staff resident in Tokyo provide deep and broad capabilities for both in-bound and out-bound legal services in Japan. (more…)

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Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of Seow Hui Goh as a partner in its Employment Group, based in Singapore.

Seow Hui has over eight years of experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law together with commercial litigation and international arbitration. She was previously a partner at Singaporean firm Braddell Brothers. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has announced that Mark Cooper will join its corporate practice as a partner in Singapore, with effect from 3 February 2015.

Mark joins from Linklaters in Singapore, having been previously based in London and Hong Kong. Mark focuses on M&A and private equity transactions across South East Asia in a range of sectors including healthcare, consumer, financial institutions and energy and natural resources. High profile clients he has advised include Standard Chartered Bank, Noble Group and Macquarie. (more…)

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International law firm Stephenson Harwood has appointed Lynia Lau as a partner in Greater China to head Stephenson Harwood’s Energy & Resources group. Lynia joins from Clyde & Co, where she was a partner and chief representative of the Beijing office. (more…)

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