Check out the latest moves within the legal industry in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Latham & Watkins has hired capital markets specialist Richard Lee as a partner in Seoul from the Hong Kong office of Clifford Chance. Lee had been co-head of Clifford Chance’s Korea practice since 2019. The Magic Circle firm, where Lee worked for more than a decade, recently announced it was shuttering its Korea office. (ALB, Aug 5)
U.S. firm White & Case has added capital markets specialist Margie Chan as a partner in Hong Kong from Norton Rose Fullbright (NRF). Chan’s arrival comes about two months after White & Case lost senior lawyers to NRF in Hong Kong: PE/M&A partner Peggy Wang and counsel Victor Sim, who focuses on leveraged, structured and real estate finance. (ALB, Aug 4)
Offshore Firm Harneys Adds Funds Partner in Hong Kong. Yucheng Fan joins the British Virgin Islands-based firm from fellow offshore firm Maples. (LegalWeek, Aug 3)
Kirkland & Ellis has grown its Hong Kong real estate private equity capabilities via a Paul Hastings hire. Paul Hastings partner Paul Guan has left the firm after seven years to head up Kirkland & Ellis’ Hong Kong private equity real estate practice. ( ICLG, Jul 29 )
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is expanding its Singapore projects practice with the arrival of partner Andrew Digges.
Andrew, who joins from Ashurst, has over 20 years’ experience in project finance and project development with a focus on the energy, renewables, transport, utilities and social infrastructure sectors. He also has in-depth knowledge of the Indonesian market, having worked in Jakarta for five years earlier in his career. Andrew is recognized as a leading individual in the latest Chambers Asia Pacific directory for his infrastructure and projects work in both Singapore and Indonesia. ( Norton Rose, July 2021 )
Hogan Lovells has added capital markets partner Biswajit Chatterjee into its corporate and finance practice in Singapore.
Biswajit ChatterjeeHe joins from Squire Patton Boggs, where he currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s India practice and heads the South East Asia corporate practice. ( In-house Community, Jul 28)