Former Kim & Chang senior foreign attorney John Rhie will relocate from Seoul to head the U.S. litigation firm's Asia international arbitration practice.
The Silicon Valley firm has recruited Covington & Burling partner Eva Wang to spearhead a China office, which will be its first outside the U.S.
A significant amount of yen is flowing into Southeast Asia as Japanese companies seek growth outside the country. The lawyers aren't far behind.
The U.S. litigation firm announced Thursday it will open a Sydney office next month with two partners recruited from Herbert Smith Freehills and one relocated from Los Angeles.
The U.K. firm has entered into an exclusive alliance with Yangon's three-lawyer U Tin Yu & Associates.
The ASX-listed plaintiff's firm has already inked deals to acquire three British law practices for $36 million.
The national security review is the biggest single hurdle to many Chinese investments in the U.S., but many in China think the process is unfair.