The Bangkok-based law firm has launched IP-focused offices in Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos.
Kevin Hawkins is joining local firm Vilaf in Ho Chi Minh City.
Two state-owned companies have proposed to pay $1.3 billion for the U.S. oil company's offshore Indonesian assets.
The intellectual property firm is the first among British firms to open an office in the country.
High growth in places like Malaysia and the Philippines continues to draw the attention of international firms. But can a practice focused on such markets really make up for slower growth in China and beyond?
The U.S. firm has formed an association with 33-lawyer Melli Darsa & Co.
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.