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 Moves - 10/11/2010

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Posted on October 11, 2010 at 2:10 PM



Pinsent Masons has boosted its Shanghai corporate group with the arrival of Ming Zu, who joined the firm this month as partner. Qualified to practice in the UK and China, Ming arrives from DLA Piper where he was a senior consultant in that firm’s Shanghai office.Following Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s decision ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 9/2/2010

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Posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Allen & Overy has relocated London partner Gary McLean to Hong Kong and has named him head of the firm's Asia-Pacific corporate practice. The move underscores the firm's expanded corporate presence across Asia, which includes their recent office openings in Jakarta and Australia. Mr. McLean, who has been with A&am...

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Partner Moves- 8/25/2010

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Posted on August 25, 2010 at 8:08 PM



Partner Dixon Hearder joined Baker & McKenzie Sydney’s tax practice. He was formerly a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and led the tax practice in their Sydney office. Dixon’s tax experience includes an expertise in stamp duty and transfer pricing in regards to advising Australian and international clients on Au...

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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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Questions about Counsel Position

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Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM



Questions have been raised about the use of the counsel position as a promotion for associate lawyers including whether or not these promotions are good for the lawyer, firm and client?Some recently promoted counsel are David Lam of Clifford Chance, Gerhard Radtke of Davis Polk, Jenny Liu of DLA Piper, Karen Yan of Lath...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/12/09

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 11:01 PM



Donald J Hess has joined Jones Day’s Hong Kong Office as a partner of the firm’s M&A practice.  Hess has over 20 years of experience in M&As, including 14 years in Hong Kong. This included work at Cable & Wireless HKT Ltd, Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd.  In addition to his work in Asia, Hess has worked in A...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/16/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 9:12 PM



Prominent Heller Partner joins Blank Rome in Hong KongMartin Downey has joined Blank Rome Solicitors & Notaries in Hong Kong in the firm’s commercial litigation group.  Having practiced in Asia for over 20 years, Downey joins from the Hong Kong office of Heller Ehrman LLP, where he was a partner.  He headed Heller...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/12/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 12, 2008 at 11:12 PM



MoFo has recently moved real estate partner, Mark Brooks, to their Hong Kong office, signaling their effort to grow their real estate practice in Greater China.  Mr. Brooks’ practice focuses on real estate and private equity transactions throughout Asia.  Such transactions include acquisitions, development projects and ...

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