Office Openings 6/10/2013

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM



Haynes and Boone has announced plans to open an office in Shanghai, the firm's first in Asia. The firm said it had received approval from China's Ministry of Justice, and that recruitment was underway to staid the office. No date has yet been set for an official launch. According to Haynes and Boone, it has previously r...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 05/10/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM



Baker & McKenzie appointed Amanda Turnill as a life sciences partner effective 6th May 2013. She comes from DLA Piper and will co-chair the firm’s Australian life sciences group, based in Sydney. Turnill has more than 20 years’ experience as a product liability litigator and regulatory specialist, having advised pha...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 05/02/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM



Gide Loyrette Nouel has strengthened its China practice with the appointment of Paul-Emmanuel Benachi as a partner in the firm's Shanghai office. Benachi has acquired considerable experience during his nine years of practicing law in China. Benachi is experienced in advising foreign companies investing in China. His pra...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/26/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 2:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer elected Tim Mak as a partner in its Asia dispute resolution based in Hong Kong. Mak has practiced in Hong Kong for 15 years and is regarded one of the leading financial services regulatory lawyers in Hong Kong. He specializes in bon contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters, with ...

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Office Openings 4/26/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM



Herbert Smith Freehills has opened an office in Seoul after receiving approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Justice. American and European law firms are now launching offices in South Korea after the signing of Free Trade Agreements between South Korea and the U.S. and the EU in 2011. Disputes partner Tony Dymond, who...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 2/8/2013

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 5:02 AM



Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Rod Howell as a partner with its Singapore-based banking and finance practice. He has 20 years’ experience advising on financing in Asia, Australia, UK and US. Howell joins from Allens Arthur Robinson where he was the head of their Asian finance team specializing in asset and struct...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 2/1/2013

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM



DLA Piper has appointed international arbitration lawyer Yu Jin Tay as a partner in January 2013 to be based in Singapore. He joins the firm’s Asia Pacific litigation and regulatory practice and as co-chair of the firm's international arbitration practice. Yu Jin joins from Shearman & Sterling, where he led the inte...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 1/25/2013

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM



Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Frank Sun has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Hong Kong M&A Group. Sun joins from the Hong Kong office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He focuses his practice on M&A, private equity and complex corporate transactions in China and across Asia. Clients...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 1/17/2013

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM



Baker & McKenzie appointed veteran corporate and securities lawyer Lance Chen as partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office on 1 January 2013 to head the US securities practice group in Hong Kong and China. Chen, who rejoins the firms from ICBC International Capital Ltd, was a US securities partner at the firm from 2000...

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Partner Moves and Promotions

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 5:01 PM



Baker & McKenzie appointed registered foreign lawyer Kensaku Takase as a partner in the firm’s Tokyo office as of 5 January 2013. He will be working as a member of the intellectual property (IP) / information technology (IT) / electronic commerce group and will mainly be involved with cross-border IP matters. Takase...

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