Partner Move and Promotion Watch 8/5/2013

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM


China

Minter Ellison Hong Kong has appointed Christian Pellone as a partner to spearhead the development of the firm's tax capability in the region. Pellone is a 20-year international tax veteran who has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, Indonesia, and mainland China. He was formerly the global tax desk leader for Asia Pacific at EY and has advised many multinational companies on tax-effective structuring and risk management in the Asia Pacific region. He also spent three years as the European tax director for a Fortune 300 company. Pellone offers clients a mix of professional tax advisory experience as well as a practical understanding of the issues, challenges and needs of in-house tax departments. He has particular expertise in double tax treaty application and interpretation, and has liaised and worked with the OECD and leading European QCs on treaty-related matters.

Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor has appointed Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt as a partner in its capital markets group effective 24 July 2013. He joins from a major telecommunications provider operating mobile phone services in Thailand, where she was senior vice president, general counsel. Previously, she was a partner at Linklaters (Thailand) and, prior to that, was at Freshfields. She specialises in securitisation, M&A, debt capital markets, and a broad range of other capital markets work. She was also a member of the Takeover Panel of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand.

Singapore

Morrison & Foerster has appointed Jake Robson and Adam Summerly as partners to continue the expansion of the firm’s newly opened Singapore office. Both partners will join from the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Robson and Summerly, who have been based in Singapore for eight and 14 years, respectively, are veteran deal advisers with substantial experience handling inbound, outbound and intra-regional transactions across South and Southeast Asia. Robson’s practice is focused on M&A, private equity, cross-border investment, joint ventures and asset-based deals throughout Asia. He also handles capital markets transactions representing issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings in the region. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales. Summerly advises on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, private equity, cross-border investment and JVs, primarily in the infrastructure, transportation, natural resources, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales as well as Hong Kong.


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