Ashurst has grown its disputes resolution offering in Hong Kong with the hire of Cliff Chow as a partner. Chow joins from Allen & Overy, where he worked for more than a decade.

Chow’s hire is Ashurst’s fourth lateral hire in Asia since March, after adding Evan Lam and Danny Tan as partners in Singapore from Allen & Gledhill, and Melody He-Chen in Hong Kong from DLA Piper.

Meanwhile, Chow marks the third partner departure from Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office since June. First, debt capital markets partner Liang (Alex) Tao headed to Milbank. He was followed by equity capital markets specialist Michael Jacobs, who moved to Herbert Smith Freehills in London. 

Chow has acted on cross-border regulatory, corruption and FCPA investigations and has experience in managing financial mis-selling as well as complex commercial disputes. 

With the addition of Chow, Ashurst now has 18 partners in Hong Kong.

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