Check out the latest moves within the legal industry in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added a team of four lawyers to its financial regulatory services practice in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, including partner William Hallatt. (ALB, Apr 29)
Matthew Gearing QC, a former co-head of Allen & Overy’s global arbitration group, and a former chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is set to join Fountain Court Chambers on May 3. Gearing is presently at Allen & Overy, where he spent more than two decades, becoming a partner in 2005. He took Silk in 2014. (ALB, Apr 29)
Offshore law firm Conyers has added insolvency and disputes specialist Michael Makridakis as a partner in Hong Kong. Makridakis joins from litigation finance firm Delta Capital Partners Management, where he was a managing director. He joined the company in 2019 from offshore firm Carey Olsen, where he had been a partner. (ALB, Apr 28)
Paul Hastings is continuing to bolster its Greater China life sciences practice with another hire, this time a partner. Phoebe Yan joins Paul Hastings’ Shanghai office from Hogan Lovells, where she had worked for eight years. (LegalWeek, Apr 26)