Former King & Wood Mallesons global litigation head Beau Deleuil will join the U.S. firm in April.
The Australian firm has brought aboard a 13-lawyer practice group from rival Herbert Geer.
Kevin Hawkins is joining local firm Vilaf in Ho Chi Minh City.
Peter McDonald was previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Rebekah Gay was previously a partner at Sydney boutique firm Shelston IP.
The firm has hired Winston & Strawn Beijing managing partner Jem Li and Gide Loyrette Nouel Hong Kong partner Rebecca Silli. They start next month and in January, respectively.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.