Partner Moves and Promotions 7/27/12

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Clifford Chance appoints new Tokyo Managing Partner

Clifford Chance has chosen Elichi Kanda as the new managing partner of its Tokyo Office. Peter Kilner, the current managing partner, will transfer to the Hong Kong Office. The move highlights a shift for Clifford Chance, as it tries to weather the stresses of the recent economic downturn.

Mayer Brown hires corporate partner for Hong Kong office

Mayer Brown has hired former Hogan Lovells corporate partner James Fong for its Hong Kong office. The move was made to stabilize and develop Mayer Brown’s capabilities in ECM and M&A dealings.

BLP hires project finance partner for Singapore office

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired Nomita Nair as a project finance partner for its Singapore office. Nair, formerly a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy, was hired to strengthen BLP’s infrastructure, energy, and oil and gas capabilities.

Allen & Overy hires head for its Cartel defense practice

Allen & Overy has named John Terzaken as head of its cartel defense practice. Terzaken, formerly the director of criminal enforcement for the US DOJ’s antitrust division, will advise clients on antitrust criminal investigations and litigation. Allen & Overy hired Terzaken to help stabilize and develop its US antitrust practice.

Freshfields appoints Yuan Gang as China head of energy

Freshfields has hired former Dewey partner, Yuan Gang, to become head of its China energy and natural resources practice. Gang will work to expand Freshfields practice by working closely with the newly expanded energy team. The hire signaled a new focus on dealing with China’s growing energy sector.

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