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…)



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…)



Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the addition of associate Trung Nguyen to head the firm’s expanded IP enforcement team in Ho Chi Minh City. (more…)



Ashurst today announces the appointment of Chin Chuan Chen as a partner in its Finance team in Beijing and Singapore.

Chin Chuan joins the firm from Clifford Chance. He is a specialist in finance and debt restructuring transactions in Asia, with particular expertise in acting for Chinese banks and on energy, mining and infrastructure projects. (more…)



Ropes & Gray LLP, the first international firm to open an office in Korea, announced today that Hyo Young Kang has joined its corporate group as a partner in the firm’s Seoul office.

Mr. Kang brings extensive knowledge and veteran experience to the Ropes & Gray corporate team, having spent 28 years practicing in Asia, with 16 of those years in Seoul. The addition of Mr. Kang will further strengthen the firm’s corporate practices in Asia, and clients will benefit from his proficiency in international corporate transactions, as well as his in-depth knowledge of the Korean market. (more…)



Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the arrival of Russel Low as a shipping and offshore of counsel in its Singapore office.

Russel joins from the Singapore arm of a formal law alliance with an international law firm where he has been an associate director for four years. Prior to this, he was a solicitor in the Singapore office of another international law firm for three years. (more…)



International law firm Simmons & Simmons expands its international insurance group in Asia with the appointment of Martin Lister who will join the firm as a partner.

Martin joins the firm from Edwards Wildman Palmer, where he was a partner and Managing Partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. (more…)


The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Shogo Asaji has joined its Tokyo Office as a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Asaji arrives from the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster, where he was a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

Mr. Asaji’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, licensing, and patent analysis in both the United States and Japan. He represents clients in patent infringement litigation before U.S. courts and the International Trade Commission, and in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Asaji has significant experience in contentious matters in Asia, in particular, patent infringement and invalidation proceedings in Japan. Mr. Asaji assists pharmaceutical companies in ANDA cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He also advises clients with respect to international contract and business disputes. He has experience prosecuting U.S. patent applications in the fields of mechanical and electrical arts. He is bilingual in Japanese and English. (more…)


International law firm Clyde & Co has boosted its marine practice with the appointment of Gerald Yee to strengthen the firm’s rapidly growing Singapore and wider Asia Pacific marine offering. (more…)



The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Emerson Holmes has joined its Singapore Office as a partner in the Firm’s Global Disputes Practice. Mr. Holmes arrives from Nabarro LLP, where he was head of that firm’s Singapore office and a member of its International Committee.

Mr. Holmes’s practice focuses on dispute resolution arising from large scale construction projects, particularly in the infrastructure and power projects sectors, including railways, sport stadia, power stations, LNG plant facilities, petrochemical works, airports, reclamations, hotels, residential apartments, commercial buildings, and leisure facilities. He has worked on projects in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, and he advises clients on FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, JCT, and ICE forms of contract disputes. (more…)



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…)