Check out the latest moves within the legal industry in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Withers has added commercial litigator Joseph Chu as a partner in Hong Kong from Simmons & Simmons. With more than two decades of experience in Greater China, Chu is an expert in cross-border commercial litigation, international arbitration, regulatory investigations and compliance issues, contract and shareholder disputes, trusts, and restructuring and insolvency. ( ALB, Aug 19 )
Offshore law firm Conyers has hired veteran disputes lawyer Mark Yeadon as its head of Hong Kong disputes and restructuring practice from Eversheds Sutherland, where he led the Asia litigation and dispute management practice. ( ALB, Aug 17 )
Tiang & Partners, a Hong Kong firm that works closely with PwC’s global legal network, has hired Chiang Ling Li as head of its IP practice from Jones Day, where she worked for over 13 years. ( ALB, Aug 17 )
Latham & Watkins has hired a trio of partners from Shearman & Sterling and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to boost its energy and infrastructure industry group in Singapore. Sidharth Bhasin and James Clayton-Payne join the Los Angeles-based giant from Shearman’s M&A team in the city state, while Don Stokes joins the firm’s project development and finance practice from Freshfields’ Singapore energy and infrastructure group. ( Global Legal Post, Aug 19 )
UK law firm Pinsent Masons has welcomed back William Stroll as a partner in Singapore from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). Stroll, who began his legal career at Pinsent Masons with a five-year stint in starting 2005, focuses on cross-border acquisitions and disposals, regulatory matters, joint ventures, and M&A structuring. ( ALB, Aug 19 )
UK-headquartered maritime firm Hill Dickinson has hired trade and commodities specialists Devottam Sengupta and Iain Sharp as partners in Singapore. Both join from in-house roles. ( ALB, Aug 18 )