HK: A&O loses 4th partner since June as Gibson Dunn nabs tech specialist

BY Aparna Sai |

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has appointed technology transactions partner Connell O’Neill in the firm’s Hong Kong office from Allen & Overy.

K&L Gates snaps up PE trio in Hong Kong from exiting Orrick

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm K&L Gates has strengthened its Hong Kong office with the hire of Sook Young Yeu, Scott Peterman and William Ho as partners in its integrated funds and private equity practice from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

HK: Loeb & Loeb launches trusts practice with SH team

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Loeb & Loeb has launched a trusts and estates practice in Hong Kong after hiring partners Erik Wallace and Laurence Ho and associates Sarah Lai and Letao Tao from Stephenson Harwood.

HKEX Launches Green Finance Platform

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Last year, green bond issuances in the Asia-Pacific region hit record levels, raising $18.89 billion. Of that Mainland China’s green bond market accounted for $8.13 billion, according to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).

Milbank bolsters HK cap markets practice with A&O hire

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Milbank has recruited capital markets expert Liang (Alex) Tao as a partner in Hong Kong from Allen and Overy.

Paul Hastings lawyer joins Hill Dickinson in HK as equity cap markets co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Hill Dickinson has hired YK Chan as partner and co-head of its equity capital markets team in Hong Kong from Paul Hastings, where he was an associate.

Hong Kong's Hugill & Ip taps corp partner from Oldham

BY Aparna Sai |

Hong Kong boutique firm Hugill & Ip has added Jade Tang as a partner in its corporate and commercial practice from Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN), where she worked for more than a decade.

Bakers continues HK expansion with Kirkland partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has hired private equity specialist Derek Poon as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis where he worked for over eight years.

Arrest of Prominent Lawyers in Hong Kong Casts Uncertainty

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Last month’s mass arrests are the latest blow to Hong Kong’s autonomy, say legal bodies and human rights groups in the city and beyond. But the arrests haven’t been the only development concerning to pro-democracy activists in the city. On April 15, prominent activists including Martin Lee, founding chair of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, barrister Margaret Ng, and founder of One Media Jimmy Lai, were arrested on illegal assembly charges.

HK: Bakers strengthens finance practice with Shearman hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has appointed leveraged finance specialist Kenneth Ching as a partner in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.