Samuel Chau was most recently Hong Kong banking and finance head of Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Samuel Chau was most recently Hong Kong banking and finance head of Gide Loyrette Nouel.
David Beckett was formerly a finance partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Tax specialist Stacy Choong is returning to private practice after four years as a managing director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Former Baker & McKenzie special counsel Frank Niu has joined the firm’s corporate practice.
Jeffrey Chen was formerly a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Linda Widyati and Partners is bringing aboard former Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo partner Arisia Pusponegoro.
The moves are the latest in a number of departures for the firm in the region.
Patrick Zheng moves over from Clifford Chance, where he was co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice in China and Hong Kong.
Counsel Thomas Walsh is stepping in as chief representative for the Magic Circle firm, while corporate partner Daniel Kim assumes the role at DLA Piper.
Nigel Pridmore was formerly a London-based capital markets partner at Linklaters.
The Minneapolis-based firm recruited Sharon Shi, who was the London-based head of Eversheds’ China desk.
The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has tapped former Baker & McKenzie senior counsel Saw Yu Win to lead its Myanmar team, while also forming an alliance with Vientiane Law Co. Ltd.
Former Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors Brisbane managing director Heinz Lepahe has joined the firm’s workplace relations and safety team.
Richard Johnson was previously a restructuring and insolvency lawyer at Minter Ellison.
Patricia Tan Openshaw and Fang Xue are joining the Los Angeles-based firm from Paul Hastings and Shearman & Sterling, respectively.
Gentry Sayad, former Shanghai managing partner of Minneapolis-based Fredrikson & Byron, handles cross-border investments in China.
Kenji Funahashi and Hiroki Suyama are joining from Jones Day and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, respectively.
John King, who specializes in liquefied natural gas projects, was formerly a Perth-based partner at Clayton Utz.
Kelly Alcorn has joined the firm’s planning, environment and government practice.
Esther Leung was most recently a partner at DLA Piper.
Frederick Chang was one of the co-founders of 30-lawyer Chinese law firm FenXun Partners.
Angus Foley, currently a partner with Clayton Utz, will move to Ashurst next month.
Shaun Langhorne will join the firm as a partner in August from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he is a senior associate.
Horng-Dar Lin is coming aboard from Sovereign Law Office, a Taipei-based firm he founded last year. He was also previously vice president responsible for intellectual property at contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group.
Rowan McMonnies, most recently a special counsel with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, was previously a senior lawyer with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Ruth Stringer and Nathan Hodge both specialize in advising retirement funds.
Li Hua is joining the newly-merged firm from the Beijing office of French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Song Zhu was previously a San Francisco-based partner with Hogan Lovells.
Richard "Tad" Ferris, formerly a Washington partner with Holland & Knight, focuses on product-safety and environmental issues arising in foreign investments in China.
Maria Wang was previously a counsel with Allen & Overy in Shanghai.
Corporate partners Larry Kwok and Conrad Chan are leaving to start their own firm.
Former Kennedys disputes partner Anthony Woo is joining Hill Dickinson in Hong Kong, while Chris Edwards is coming aboard from the Singapore office of Clyde & Co.
The firm's relocation of former federal prosecutor Catherine Palmer from New York comes at a time of intensified regulatory scrutiny of multinationals operating in China.
Victor Pang was most recently a Beijing-based counsel with Reed Smith.
Tim Lipscombe handles both cross-border and domestic finance transactions, as well as asset and equipment lease deals.
Peter Jones was previously a partner at Gilbert + Tobin specializing in outsourcing transactions.
Ni Xudong's move to Concord & Partners comes just as Squire Sanders prepares for its merger with Patton Boggs in the U.S.
Christopher Yu and Andrew Yang were previously associates at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, respectively.
Jennifer Schlosser was previously a special counsel with King & Wood Mallesons.
Michelle Chan previously headed the Asia TMT practice for Herbert Smith Freehills.
Akihiro Wani, who served as joint managing partner of Linklaters' Tokyo office from 2005 to 2012, is joining Morrison & Foerster as a senior counselor.
Mabel Lui has assumed the same role at the Chicago-based firm, taking with her a team of three lawyers.
Litigator Gary Gao was previously with Duan & Duan.
Banking and finance lawyer Kate Allchurch has moved over from White & Case.
Henry Liu was most recently a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he led the firm's financial institutions and infrastructure teams covering Asia.
Jim Wu headed the Taipei office for the former Preston Gates & Ellis between 2002 and 2004.
Since the fall of 2012, Robert Pé, a litigation and arbitration partner in the Hong Kong office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has served as senior legal adviser to Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, now a member of parliament and leader of the political opposition in Myanmar. The assignment has been the fulfillment of a longtime dream for Pé, whose father left the country formerly known as Burma 50 years ago.
Shirin Tang was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling.
Do Hyung Kim was previously a partner with rival Korean firm Yulchon.
Helena Chen was previously a partner in Taipei with Taiwanese law firm Formosan Brothers.
Eugene Tan will lead the British firm's Southeast Asian construction practice.
Brett Feltham was previously head of the New South Wales employment team at Hunt & Hunt.
New Mumbai partner Kartick Maheshwari is joining the Indian firm from the Singapore office of White & Case, while Delhi partner Dibyanshu Sinha was most recently a senior associate with J. Sagar Associates.
The trio includes former King & Wood Mallesons and Morrison & Foerster partner Edward Li.
Sheela Moorthy was previously the Singapore corporate head for DLA Piper.
David Blumental previously headed Vinson & Elkins' Shanghai office, which was closed last year.
Stacy Devoy was previously a Hong Kong partner with Withers while Alison Scott was mostly recently chair of the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales.
Frank Voon was previously a counsel with Allen & Overy.
Energy and infrastructure specialists Anthony Raven and Simon Barrett were previously partners in the Tokyo offices of Hogan Lovells and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.
Philip Hyde was formerly head of the finance practice in Hogan Lovells' Tokyo office.
Jae Chul Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with DLA Piper.
Young Kon Cho is joining the firm from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, where he was chief prosecutor.
Paul Ng will lead Milbank's Asian aviation practice from Singapore.
Dong Soo Han was most recently presiding judge of the Civil Appellate Court in Suwon, and has spent 16 years as a judge in various Korean courts.
Marae Ciantar was formerly the Singapore managing partner for Australian firm Allens.
Nigel Ward was previously a Beijing partner with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Taeck Soo Kwon, most recently an appellate judge with the Seoul High Court, is joining the firm’s intellectual property practice. Former Seoul Central District Court judge Joo Hyae Jun and former Supreme Court research judge Il Yeon Kim will join the firm's litigation department.
Wei Guangqin was previously a special counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson specializing in corporate finance and capital markets.
On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.
Surasak Vajasit, Melisa Uremovic and Pakpoom Suntornvipat will all join Singapore-based Rajah & Tann as partners, taking 11 lawyers with them.
Former Henry Davis York partner Elizabeth Gray has joined the firm's investment management practice.
The Australian firm has brought aboard new partners in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
Bai Yanchun, one of the three founding partners of the former King & Wood, has joined Commerce & Finance Law Offices as a partner.
George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Debt capital markets specialist Andy Ferris was previously a senior associate with Allen & Overy.
Man Chiu Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Hogan Lovells.
Tom Platts was previously a senior associate in the Singapore office of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Energy and resources specialist Paul Lingard is joining from King & Wood Mallesons.
Chris Chen, who has worked in Beijing for Shearman since 2004, focuses on capital markets work.
David Carden, former cohead of the firm's securities litigation practice in New York, left two years ago to become the first U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Lee Chau Ee, Reed Smith's Dubai managing partner since 2011, will lead a construction and engineering practice for Drew & Napier.
Commercial litigator Craig Powell, franchising lawyer Sean O’Donnell and technology specialist Brendon Noney are joining from Thomsons Lawyers.
Nick Wall is joining from the local office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate.
Singapore-based Maurice Burke formerly headed a similar practice for Herbert Smith Freehills.
Insurance litigator Declan McDaid was previously a partner with Hong Kong firm Deacons.
The 10-lawyer group led by partners Wayne McMaster and Robert Cooper previously worked at King & Wood Mallesons, where McMaster was head of the Australia IP practice.
Daniel Kirk was previously a Perth partner at King & Wood Mallesons, where he worked in the energy, resources and project group.
Finance specialist Martin Irwin was formerly a partner with Herbert Geer.
Nick Le Mare is currently general counsel of state-owned railway operator Queensland Rail Ltd.
Greg Heaton was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Deacons.
John Moore will become the Magic Circle firm's first lateral partner ever when he joins from Morrison & Foerster next month.
At DLA Piper, Mark Fairbairn will serve in the newly created role of head of Asia restructuring.
Investment funds specialist Albert Cho was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Kirkland & Ellis.
Investment funds specialist Michelle Segaert was previously a partner with Sparke Helmore.
The firm has been seeking to bolster its practice in the area since some high-profile departures last year.
Howard Lam was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Seung-Hwan Park was previously chief executive officer of Korea Environment Corp., a government agency.
Elaine Beh, who previously led the corporate practice at Colin Ng & Partners, is joining 11-lawyer Virtus Law with fellow partners Allan Tan and Kong Seh Ping.
Siew Kam Boon is joining K&L Gates from the Singapore office of O’Melveny & Myers, where she was a counsel.
Baker & McKenzie litigation partner Kareena Teh will be coming aboard at Dechert as current Asia litigation head David Chu leaves to launch a new practice for Proskauer Rose.