Partner Moves -10/20/2010

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Posted on October 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM



Milbank has added Mallesons Stephen Jacques Partner Dieter Yeh to its US and Hong Kong partnership, in hopes of capitalizing on Hong Kong’s 40% jump in IPO activity, and to take advantage of China’s booming deal activity. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers, and capital markets in Mainland China.  Through...

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Partner Watch & Promotions- 6/10/2010

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Posted on June 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Nixon Peabody has appointed David Cheng, a partner in the firm’s tax controversies and litigation team, to the role of chair and Managing Partner of the firm’s china and Asia Pacific practice. This follows former chair Henry Liu’s defection to DLA Piper. Cheng, who now spends the majority of his time in the firm’s Shang...

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Allen & Overy Joins Growing Part-Time Partner Trend

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM



Law firms’ schedules are usually thought of as strict and nonfamily-friendly, traditionally reserving partnership for full-time attorneys. Those unable to work the needed hours frequently have found it difficult to advance their careers. But a growing number of firms are offering a part-time partnership option, which th...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 5/25/2010

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM



Andrew Hutton, formerly a senior lawyer at Paul Hastings, has defected to the Singapore office of O'Melveny & Meyers. With Hutton's departure, Paul Hastings has now lost four senior-level lawyers from its Asia practice in the last year: US securities expert Joe Sevack, who left for Troutman Sanders, partners Mauric...

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Top law firm Partners defect to local PRC firms: A wave of the future?

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Posted on May 11, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Two high-ranking partners of US and UK law firms have joined local Chinese firms recently, Clifford Chance capital markets partner Rupert Li, who moved to Beijing's King & Wood and Lovells Beijing Managing Partner Robert Lewis who joined Shanghai's Albright Law Offices. Formerly Chief Representative of Clifford Chan...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/16/2010

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM



Paul Hastings has appointed Toshiyuki Arai as chair of its Tokyo branch.  Arai has been with the firm for almost 20 years and specializes in the cross-border investment and M&A.   With his new position, Arai will oversee the strategic development of the firm's considerable but expanding Tokyo base.------White &a...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/10/10

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Posted on March 11, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has appointed US securities expert Allen Shyu as Hong Kong partner in the firm’s China Corporate Group. Shyu will still focus on international securities offerings including debt and equity securities, US and Hong Kong IPOs, private placements and cross-border M&A transactions....

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Herbert Smith Launches a New Hong Kong Practice Targeting Wealth Management Industry

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Posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:03 AM



Herbert Smith has opened a new private client practice in Hong Kong in order to gain a foothold in the growing Asian wealth management industry.London partners Rupert Ticehurst and Robert Hunter have transferred to Hong Kong to launch this practice along with Hong Kong partner Mark Johnson. They will advise high net wor...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/12/10

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Posted on January 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM



Shearman & Sterling will merge with Colin Law & Co, a new Hong Kong law practice launched in late December by former O’Melveny & Myers corporate lawyers Colin Law and Peter Chen. The merger will provide Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong with a strategic advantage, as it will gain Hong Kong law capability. ...

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Recent Partner Promotions

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM



London and U.S.-based firms with offices in Asia brought up partners - albeit at a slower pace than in 2008 - in a variety of practice areas in recent months, with corporate lawyers in Tokyo seeing the most movement.In mid-October, Clifford Chance shocked the market with the promotion of 15 senior associates across Asia...

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