Orrick announced today that leading litigator Charles Allen has joined the firm as a partner in its complex litigation and dispute resolution practice in Hong Kong. Charles joins Orrick from Sidley Austin, where he led the firm’s Hong Kong commercial litigation practice.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome a Hong Kong litigator of Charles’ caliber to Orrick. Charles brings deep skills to help clients navigate a wide range of high-stakes inbound and outbound matters,” said Xiang Wang, leader of Orrick’s Asia offices.
“Charles’s addition is another step in the growth of our global litigation platform,” said Melinda Haag, leader of Orrick’s global Litigation Business Unit. “We have secured an extraordinary string of wins for our clients over the past year, and we are delighted to continue to invest in our platform, particularly in Asia.”
Admitted in both Hong Kong and England, Charles focuses his practice on complex, commercial litigation, arbitration and investigations. He represents clients on a wide range of contractual and tortious disputes, as well as regulatory and other investigations.
“Orrick has a world-class litigation practice, counseling on some of the most complex cross-border commercial cases, international arbitration matters and investigations underway today. I am delighted to join this platform and look forward to collaborating with Xiang Wang and the entire Orrick team,” said Charles.
Highly ranked for litigation and arbitration by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Charles is accredited as a mediator by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is a member of the Claims Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society’s Professional Indemnity Scheme, is secretary to the ICC Hong Kong Committee on Arbitration, and a Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the disciplinary body for Solicitors in Hong Kong. Charles earned his LLB from University College London and completed his Solicitors’ Finals Examination at the College of Law.
Orrick’s global Litigation practice includes 450 litigators across the firm’s US, European and Asian offices. The American Lawyer named Orrick among the top 10 U.S. based litigation firms in its 2016 Litigation Power Rankings, as well as a finalist for Litigation Department of the Year, while Law360 ranks the firm 5th in its Litigation Powerhouse list. Global Arbitration Review recognizes the firm among the top 20 arbitration practices worldwide. The firm has an active practice representing international companies in disputes and investigations in China and acting for major Chinese enterprises in forums around the world.