Editor’s note: This is an ongoing list.
24 Nov – Yulchon (Seoul, Korea)
Big Six South Korean law firm Yulchon has further bolstered its dispute resolution practice with the double hire of Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office’s director prosecutors, Wook Jin Rha and Woo Young Choe. Rha and Cho are joining the private practice’s global white-collar crime and financial investigation teams as Seoul-based partners, respectively.
The double hire comes about three months after Yulchon announced the appointment of international arbitration lawyer and co-founder of Seoul practice KL Partners, Eun Nyung Lee. (from http://www.law.com)
23 Nov – Hall & Wilcox (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox has hired a project and infrastructure partner from international firm White & Case and another from an Australian firm.
Mark Montag joins from White & Case while Shaun Whittaker, along with a senior associate and another lawyer, join from Holding Redlich. All will be based in Melbourne. (from http://www.law.com)
22 Nov – Saraf and Partners (Delhi, India)
Indian law firm Saraf and Partners has carried on its recent expansion streak with the hire of a projects M&A team in Delhi from Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, led by partner Avirup Nag.
Nag, who had been a partner at Luthra since 2021, advises developers and investors on energy and infrastructure projects, M&A and other energy-related matters including climate-responsive projects and compliance. He joined Luthra in 2021 from IndusLaw, prior to which he was at HSA Advocates and Trilegal. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
22 Nov – Bayfront Law (Singapore, Singapore)
Bayfront Law, the Singapore Formal Law Alliance (FLA) partner of Japan’s largest law firm Nishimura & Asahi, has strengthened its dispute resolution capability with the hire of Paras Lalwani, who was most recently a director at Big Four Singapore firm Drew & Napier.
Lalwani has joined Bayfront as a director and head of the firm’s international arbitration practice. (from http://www.law.com)
20 Nov – Emmett Law (Sydney, Australia)
Highly-regarded insolvency lawyer Dominic Emmett has left the partnership of Australian corporate firm Gilbert + Tobin to form his own practice after conflicts forced him to turn down two major appointments.
Sydney-based Emmett, who spent nearly 13 years as Gilbert + Tobin’s head of restructuring and insolvency, has started Emmett Law as a sole practitioner. (from http://www.law.com)
20 Nov – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (New Delhi, India)
Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. has hired transaction lawyer Shruti Singh as a partner in New Delhi from Khaitan & Co., where she was an of counsel.
With about 13 years of experience, Singh advises Indian and multinational corporations, entrepreneurs and private equity funds on M&A, structured finance, and restructuring and insolvency. Her notable deals include Temasek and Advent’s joint structured finance, Dalmia Cement’s acquisition of Murli Industries, and the debt restructuring of RattanIndia. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
16 Nov – PAG Real Assets (Tokyo, Japan)
Withers’ Tokyo partner Steven Wheeler has joined Hong Kong-based global alternative investment firm PAG as deputy general counsel of its property investments arm, PAG Real Assets, in Tokyo.
Wheeler focuses on real estate mergers and acquisitions, and the financing of such transactions. Qualified in the U.S, he has been practicing as a registered foreign attorney in Japan. He joined Withers in 2018 as part of a team hire from White & Case and Japanese law firm Masuda & Partners. He was made partner in 2021 and had been co-leading Withers’ real estate practice in Tokyo, which was launched in 2015. (from http://www.law.com)
15 Nov – MolinoCahill (Melbourne & Sydney, Australia)
Partners are continuing to abandon PwC Law in Australia, with two departing for boutique construction firm MolinoCahill.
Danijela Malesevic has joined the Australian firm’s Sydney office and Nicholas Tsirogiannis has joined the firm in Melbourne. (from http://www.law.com)
15 Nov – CMS (Singapore, Singapore)
Anglo-German law firm CMS has added a ninth partner in Singapore, with energy and infrastructure-focused transactions attorney Gerald Licnachan joining from U.S. law firm Reed Smith.
Licnachan has advised on cross-border M&A across Southeast Asia, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, with a particular focus on the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and transportation sectors. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
13 Nov – Norton Rose Fulbright (Singapore, Singapore)
Norton Rose Fulbright has replenished its international arbitration practice in Asia with the hire of Kent Philips, who was most recently a partner at Hogan Lovells.
With close to 25 years of legal practice, Philips, who is joining Norton Rose as a partner, has conducted arbitrations under institutional rules in all of the major seats under both civil and common applicable laws. He regularly advises clients on commercial disputes, including those related to infrastructure, natural resources and energy sectors in Southeast Asia. (from http://www.law.com)
13 Nov – Squire Patton Boggs (Hong Kong, China)
Squire Patton Boggs has hired away a dispute resolution team led by partner Ruaridh Guy from the independent Hong Kong practice Ince & Co.
Guy has joined the U.S. firm in its Hong Kong litigation practice together with associates Lauras Rambinas and Tina Wong. The team of three lawyers is now part of Squire’s commodities and shipping industry group. (from http://www.law.com)
9 Nov – Haiwen & Partners (Beijing & Hong Kong, China)
Beijing-based Haiwen & Partners has hired private equity and M&A lawyer, Duan Fu, who was most recently a senior legal counsel at Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group and the general counsel of Alibaba New Retail Fund.
Fu is joining Haiwen as an international partner as the Chinese firm continues to deepen its rank of senior lawyers with international backgrounds. Just this year, the firm has already hired three partners from Herbert Smith Freehills including the firm’s former Beijing managing partner Tom Chau, and two other partners from Mayer Brown. (from http://www.law.com)
6 Nov – SpotDraft (Bengaluru, India)
Bengaluru, India-based SpotDraft, a provider of AI-driven contract-management software, has hired away Coinbase’s head of legal ops, Akshay Verma, to be chief operating officer.
Verma was instrumental in helping Meta, formerly known as Facebook, transform its legal functions under chief legal officer Jennifer Newstead. He joined the social media giant in 2018 and was legal ops chief from 2020 until becoming the crypto exchange Coinbase’s first legal ops chief in April 2022. (from http://www.law.com)
6 Nov – Goodwin Procter (Hong Kong, China)
White & Case’s debt capital markets partner Margie Chan has also recently left the firm’s Hong Kong practice. (from http://www.law.com)
6 Nov – Trilegal (Delhi, India)
Indian law firm Trilegal has continued its hot hiring streak in 2023 with the addition of the year’s fourteenth lateral partner of the year – and the second within a week – in the form of corporate governance expert Sampath Rajagopalan, who returns to the firm from EY in Delhi.
Sampath will focus on corporate governance and compliance matters for the firm, now 114-partner Trilegal said in a statement.
Most recently, a partner and national leader at Big Four accounting firm EY, Sampath has significant experience advising on governance, compliance and transactional matters, advising boards and committees of large listed companies, REITs, InvITs, private companies, and LLPs. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
6 Nov – Allen & Gledhill (Singapore, Singapore)
Herbert Smith Freehills has seen the departure of two aviation finance partners, Siva Subramanian and Samuel Kohlemainen, in Singapore.
Subramanian has already joined Singapore law firm Allen & Gledhill as the firm’s head of aviation finance and co-head of its maritime and aviation practice, while Kohlemainen is still serving out his notice at the firm but it is unclear where he is headed. Kohlemainen was unavailable for comment. (from http://www.law.com)
6 Nov – Goodwin Procter (Singapore, Singapore)
U.S. law firm Goodwin Procter has made its first Hong Kong partner hire in 2023 with the addition of debt finance attorney Stephen Howard from White & Case, where he was a local partner.
Howard advises clients on capital structures focusing on leveraged finance, direct lending, equity margin financing and bank/bond transactions across Asia, Goodwin said in a statement. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
3 Nov – Hamilton Locke (Sydney, Australia)
A team of ten Clyde & Co lawyers led by the firm’s former managing partner Michael Tooma has left the firm to join local practice Hamilton Locke.
Tooma, who served five years as Clyde & Co’s Australian managing partner before stepping down a year ago, joins Hamilton Locke’s Sydney office to lead up the firm’s environment social and governance practice. Workplace relations partner Kiri Jervis also joins the Sydney office. (from http://www.law.com)
1 Nov – DLA Piper (Singapore, Singapore)
DLA Piper has expanded its real estate practice in Singapore with the hire of Ciarán Londra, who was most recently a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Singapore.
Londra, who is joining DLA Piper as a partner, started his legal career as an associate at legacy British firm Denton Wilde Sapte in 2010. He later joined Berwin Leighton Paisner in London and continued with the practice when it merged with Bryan Cave in 2018. He was made partner at Bryan Cave in 2020 and relocated to Singapore in 2021 after the Asia practices of the firm decided to split from the merged entity. (from http://www.law.com)
1 Nov – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Tokyo, Japan)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Noah Carr and Gordon Palmquist as partners. Both will join the firm’s Tokyo office.
Noah Carr joins from Latham & Watkins’ Tokyo office and has also worked as a partner at Morrison & Foerster in the city. He advises on complex public and private acquisitions, carve outs, private equity and growth capital investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, serving a variety of Japanese corporates and investors as well as international financial sponsors. He has over a decade of experience in Japan.
Gordon Palmquist joins from Mayer Brown in Tokyo, where he was a partner in the M&A practice after previously working for Shearman & Sterling in the city. He advises Japanese trading houses, corporates, and financial services institutions on outbound M&A, carve-outs and sales of businesses, corporate governance and private equity, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital investments. He speaks fluent Japanese and has lived in Japan for more than 22 years.
Noah and Gordon are both US-qualified and registered foreign lawyers (‘gaiben’) in Japan. Both have broad experience of advising clients on complex cross-border transactions, including those involving the US, where we are continuing to see increased client demand. Noah and Gordon will work closely with our existing Tokyo-based M&A, antitrust and disputes teams and colleagues from across Asia, the US and Europe to service our clients’ evolving needs, with Japan playing an increasingly important role in our clients’ global strategies. (from http://www.freshfields.com)
1 Nov – Hill Dickinson (Hong Kong, China)
Hong Kong law firm Ince & Co has continued to shed partners in the city, with an eight-lawyer marine and shipping team moving to UK law firm Hill Dickinson.
The group coming from Ince Hong Kong includes asset finance partners Janice Lee and Gary Wong, and asset finance lawyer David Beaves, along with five other fee-earners and two support staff. This triple partner hire doubles the number of partners in Hill Dickinson’s Hong Kong office.
Beaves had been at Ince since 2002. A former managing partner of Ince Hong Kong, he has more than four decades of experience in corporate, commercial and banking transactions, specialising in the shipping sector.
Wong provides advice on shipping finance matters, representing shipping companies, banks and leasing companies for matters including restructuring, loan facilities, and sale and purchase of vessels.
Lee acts for leasing companies, shipping companies and ship owners with matters including syndicated leasings and sale and leaseback transactions. She had two stints at Ince: Lee was initially at the firm until 2011, and then returned in 2018 from Stephenson Harwood. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
30 Oct – TriLegal (Delhi, India)
Indian law firm Trilegal has continued its aggressive expansion with a 13th partner hire in 2023, adding corporate partner Rachita Bhat from S&R Associates in New Delhi.
Bhat specialises in investments in the manufacturing, commercial real estate and warehousing, and education sectors, as well as acquisitions by REITs/InvITs. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
29 Oct – Reed Smith (Singapore, Singapore)
Reed Smith has hired away the co-head of Sidley Austin’s Asia investment funds practice, Han Ming Ho.
Ho will be joining Reed Smith’s corporate group in Singapore as a partner. The firm has declined to say if more members of Sidley Austin will be joining Ho at Reed Smith. (from http://www.law.com)
29 Oct – Law Squared (Melbourne, Australia)
The former head of KPMG’s Australian legal practice, Kate Marshall, has joined alternative legal services provider Law Squared as its chief legal officer, overseeing the firm’s practice groups.
Marshall specializes in cyber, data and privacy law, as well as digital transformation, AI and emerging tech. She focuses on supporting organizations to manage cybersecurity, utilize data within the organization, understand how that data is used and embed privacy across the business, the firm said. (from http://www.law.com)
25 Oct – Mourant Ozannes (Singapore, Singapore)
Offshore firm Mourant Ozannes is launching an office in Singapore with the hire of Maples and Calder partner Craig Luton. The firm’s Singapore outfit marks its second in Asia, after the launch of its Hong Kong presence more a decade ago.
Mourant has already obtained the relevant approvals required for setting up a foreign law practice in the city-state from the Singapore Legal Services Regulatory Authority, the firm told Law.com International. A soft office opening will take place in November, with an official launch to happen in January. (from http://www.law.com)
25 Oct – Appleby (Hong Kong, China)
Offshore law firm Appleby has hired Kitty Chan as a partner in Shanghai and as a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong pending admission.
Chan joins from the Hong Kong office of PRC firm Fangda Partners, where she worked for more than eight years and left as a counsel. Her experience also includes stints at international firms DLA Piper and Fried Frank, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Chan has more than 15 years of experience, specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, corporate governance and compliance matters, and regulatory enforcement. She will act for corporate clients, sponsors and investors as lead counsel on large IPOs and complex corporate matters from Appleby’s Hong Kong office. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
25 Oct – DeHeng Law Officers (Hong Kong, China)
The Hong Kong office of PRC firm DeHeng Law Offices has hired disputes lawyer Stan Cheung as a partner, the first lateral hire made by the firm after officially combining with Chungs Lawyers in March this year following their three-year association.
With a particular focus on cross-border disputes, Cheung represents clients in commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, banking/investment disputes and insolvency disputes, many of which are multi-jurisdictional. He also acts on instructions for enforcement of Mainland and foreign judgments, as well as arbitral awards. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
25 Oct – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (Gurugram, India)
Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has significantly expanded its M&A offering in Gurugram with the addition of a 10-member corporate team from IndusLaw, led by partners Manish Gupta (L), Pratyush Khurana and Ashish Ahluwalia.
Gupta, who joins SAM as an equity partner, has almost two decades of experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border transactions in sectors such as e-commerce, financial technology, ed-tech, IT and ITES, logistics, real estate, healthcare, energy and infrastructure. He was earlier at Link Legal.
Khurana, who also joined IndusLaw from Link Legal, represents clients on M&As and corporate advisory, and his client list includes Info-edge, Waterbridge Ventures, 360 One, and Classplus.
Ahluwalia was previously an associate at SAM before becoming partner at IndusLaw. His clients include Big Capital and Rukam Capital, apart from clients in the private equity/venture capital space. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
23 Oct – Herbert Smith Freehills (Tokyo, Japan)
Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its advisory capability in energy and mining in Asia with the hire of partner Lachlan Clancy from King & Spalding.
The Tokyo-based hire comes on the heels of Herbert Smith’s hire last month of King & Spalding project finance partner Anthony Patten in Singapore. (from http://www.law.com)
19 Oct – Nishimura & Asahi (Bangkok, Thailand)
Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm by headcount, has expanded its corporate offering in Thailand with the hire of M&A lawyer Christopher Osborne. Osborne was most recently a partner and head of the Thai corporate practice at Watson Farley & Williams in Bangkok, he is joins the Big Four Japanese firm as a partner.
Osborne specializes in advising international and Thai companies on the development, sale and acquisition of renewable energy projects in Thailand and across Asia. He advises on onshore wind, solar and waste-to-energy projects, and provides legal advice related to power purchase agreements, project finance to post-commissioning exits and acquisitions. He also advises on mergers and and acquisitions in the region and has previously acted on deals involving the manufacturing, logistics, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. (from http://www.law.com)
18 Oct – Stephenson Harwood (Shanghai, China)
Stephenson Harwood has added a team of seven lawyers plus shipping partner Paul Ho to its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.
Ho was the chief representative of Ince’s Shanghai office and the firm’s head of Greater China. (from http://www.law.com)
17 Oct – Eversheds Sutherland (Hong Kong, China)
Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has turned to competitor DLA Piper to make its first Asian partner hire this year, adding banking and finance attorney Tom Van Hoof as a partner in Hong Kong.
Van Hoof advises financial institutions, investors and corporate borrowers on debt finance and commercial transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance, pre-IPO and margin finance, real estate finance and general banking transactions.
He advises clients across a number of sectors, including financial services, energy, maritime, logistics, infrastructure, manufacturing and hotels & leisure.
In his role as of counsel at DLA Piper, Van Hoof represented Deutsche Bank, which was the mandated lead arranger and sole coordinator in respect of the $120 million acquisition and working capital term facilities for a major PRC-based real estate conglomerate listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
He also advised a consortium comprising Qumei Home Furnishing Group and Huatai Zijin Investment on the acquisition and bridge facilities relating to the acquisition of Ekornes, the largest furniture manufacturer in the Nordic region, for a total consideration of approximately $630.75 million. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
16 Oct – Morrison & Foerster (Tokyo, Japan)
Morrison & Foerster has expanded its M&A practice in Tokyo with the hire of highly experienced corporate M&A lawyer Stephen DeCosse from Jones Day.
DeCosse, who was most recently Of Counsel in Jones Day’s Tokyo office, joins Morrison & Foerster as a partner. The move actually marks a return to the firm for the veteran lawyer: He was a partner at Morrison & Foerster in Tokyo before leaving in 2006 for Jones Day, where he was also a partner. He was made Of Counsel at the firm last year. (from http://www.law.com)
16 Oct – Dentons (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea)
International law firm Dentons has appointed a new leader for its office in Papua New Guinea, where mining, oil and gas are major industries.
Wavie Kendino Leki, who is currently head of legal and company secretary for Australian bank ANZ in Papua New Guinea, will start with Dentons in January of next year. It will be her second stint at the firm, having worked there as an associate for nearly a decade until September last year. (from http://www.law.com)
11 Oct – Khaitan & Co (Bengaluru, India)
M&A attorney Aravind Venugopal has rejoined Indian law firm Khaitan & Co as a partner in Bengaluru after a year-long stint as general counsel at online insurance company Acko.
Venugopal previously joined Khaitan in 2013 and made partner in 2019, before moving to head the legal team at Acko in 2022. He specialises in M&A and contentious exits. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
10 Oct – Norton Rose Fulbright (Sydney, Australia)
International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has hired a real estate partner from global accounting firm EY and lost a senior corporate partner to DLA Piper.
Astrid Beemster, who joins NRF in Sydney, is the latest of several partners in Australia to leave an accounting firm’s legal practice and join a law firm following the departure of several partners from PwC Law in the wake of its tax advice scandal. (from http://www.law.com)
10 Oct – Witara Cakra Advocates (Jakarta, Indonesia)
White & Case’s Indonesian alliance firm Witara Cakra Advocates (WCA) had expanded its debt finance offerings with the addition of Cindy Riswantyo as a partner from global rival Allen & Overy.
Riswantyo was previously a counsel in A&O’s Indonesian partner firm Ginting & Reksodiputro’s banking and finance, projects and debt restructuring practice groups. Her clients include commercial lenders, development banks, project developers, private equity firms and government guarantee funds. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
10 Oct – CMS (Hong Kong, China)
CMS has hired a partner for its Hong Kong office, less than a month since the firm brought on a team of four lawyers including former Hauzen partner Anthony Woo as a senior consultant and DLA Piper of counsel Adrian Elms as a partner.
This time around, joining CMS is shipping and insurance partner Richard Oakley from the Hong Kong office of Ince & Co. Ince recently also lost its litigation partner Stephen Chan to U.K. firm Charles Russell Speechlys. (from http://www.law.com)
9 Oct- AZB & Partners (Bengaluru, India)
India’s AZB & Partners has welcomed a team of six real estate lawyers in the southern city of Bengaluru from J Sagar Associates, led by partner Malini Raju, who makes a return to the firm.
Raju spent nearly 15 years with JSA following her earlier stint with AZB. She advises developers, financial institutions and investment funds on real estate transactions, due diligence, and creating allied documents, including property development and construction agreements. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
9 Oct – Dentons (Brisbane, Australia)
International law firm Dentons has added a planning and environment partner to its Brisbane office as the Australian city prepares to host the Olympic Games next decade.
Mitchell Osborne has over 15 years of experience in environment and planning law, and is also a qualified town planner. (from http://www.law.com)
9 Oct – CareCapital Group (Hong Kong, China)
Goodwin Procter Hong Kong partner Philip Culhane has left the firm to become general counsel at Chinese healthcare investment firm, CareCapital Group.
Culhane, who advises on fund formations, joined Goodwin in 2021 with another lawyer Elyn Xing, whom he worked with while practicing at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Xing remains at Goodwin. (from http://www.law.com)
5 Oct – Baker McKenzine (Melbourne, Australia)
Baker McKenzie and Australian firm Clayton Utz have each added a commercial real estate partner to their ranks.
Emily Peverill, previously an executive counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills, joins Baker McKenzie’s Melbourne office. She advises on commercial property matters including acquisition and disposal of commercial, industrial and retail properties, negotiation of commercial contracts, complex leasing, and property development projects. (from http://www.law.com)
05 Oct – Dentons LuatViet (HCMC, Vietnam)
Dentons LuatViet, Dentons’ member firm in Vietnam, has hired Eva Szurminska-Jaworska as a senior partner and the head of its M&A and project finance practice from PwC Legal.
With more than 25 years of experience, she advises clients in Europe, the U.S. and Vietnam on investments, M&A, project finance, and debt and equity financing. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
04 Oct – Clayton Utz (Canberra, Australia)
Adam Peppinck has joined Clayton Utz as a partner in our national Real Estate team, based in Canberra.
With over 20 years’ experience acting on a range of structured property transactions, Adam has advised both public and private sector clients on leasing, divestment, acquisition, and property development matters. In addition to his expertise in property law, he advises on planning and probity matters.
Adam is recognised as a leader in his field, earning multiple nominations in esteemed legal directories. These include recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia, Lawyer of the Year for Real Property Law in Canberra, and a commendation as a Recommended Real Estate Lawyer.
Alongside his successful practice, Adam is the Chair of the ACT Law Society’s Property Law Committee, a member of the ACT Division of the Property Council of Australia’s Planning and Residential Committee, and a Board Member of Canberra Contemporary Art Space. He is also an elected Councillor of the ACT Law Society Council. (from http://www.claytonutz.com)
4 Oct – Slater & Gordon (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian plaintiff class action firm Slater & Gordon has appointed a new chief executive officer in the wake of its takeover by a private equity firm.
Dina Tutungi, Slater & Gordon’s chief client officer, will take over from current CEO John Sumerville when he retires in March next year. (from http://www.law.com)
4 Oct – Georgiou Payne Stewlen (Hong Kong, China)
Hong Kong-based law firm Georgiou Payne Stewien has bolstered its corporate and commercial practice with the addition of a partner from Asia Pacific law firm FitzGerald Lawyers.
John Koh was previously the managing partner of U.K.-headquartered Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office, and a Hong Kong-based partner at Bird & Bird. (from http://www.law.com)
4 Oct – Charles Russell Speechlys (Hong Kong, China)
UK law firm Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS), which specialises in HNWI and private client work, has hired disputes expert Stephen Chan as a partner in Hong Kong from Ince & Co.
With more than 15 years of experience, Chan advises clients in sectors such as private wealth, financial services and technology on litigation, arbitration and mediation in the US, Europe and PRC, including multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset tracing involving freezing, gagging and other urgent interim injunctive measures. He has experience in technology-related disputes, shareholder and company disputes, and contentious employment matters. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
3 Oct – Tilleke & Gibbins (HCMC, Vietnam)
Thailand-headquartered Tilleke & Gibbins has hired real estate and hospitality specialist Long Gia Nguyen as a partner in Ho Chi Minh City from Baker McKenzie.
The addition is expected to further strengthen Tilleke’s regional presence. Just last week, the firm became the latest member of Drew Network Asia, Singapore firm Drew & Napier’s regional law network. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
3 Oct – Dunbar & Lim Chambers (Singapore, Singapore)
Singapore-based arbitration specialists Simon Dunbar (R) and Kevin Lim, who were most recently at Gateway Law Corporation, have established a new firm called Dunbar & Lim Chambers.
The arbitration-focused firm has four fee-earners, with Dunbar and Lim leading it as joint managing directors. The duo had joined Gateway early last year from King & Spalding. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
3 Oct – TnP Law Firm (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Indonesia’s TnP Law Firm has recruited M&A and banking and finance specialist Frans Sihasale as a partner in Jakarta from Widyawan & Partners, the local association firm of Linklaters.
With over 15 years of experience, Sihasale advises on financial and transactional matters under English and Indonesian laws and regulations. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
3 Oct – Kochhar & Co (Delhi, India)
Real estate expert Nishant Arora has joined Kochhar & Co as a partner in Delhi from Lumiere Law Partners. He has experience in the sale and lease of residential, commercial and industrial properties, joint developments, title verifications, encumbrance search, local land laws, land use, financing, zoning regulations and other statutory approvals and licenses. Before his time with Lumiere, Arora was at PDS Legal. (from http://www.legalbusinessonline.com)
To be continued…