HFW has expanded its disputes practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Karen Cheung as a partner from Li & Partners.
Offshore law firm Walkers has added Tom Pugh as a partner in Hong Kong from Mayer Brown.
Hong Kong has long been renowned as a key international wealth management centre, but a number of recent developments – such as the GBA Wealth Management Connect – has solidified its status. And lawyers specialising in private wealth have found themselves very busy too.
Withers has added commercial litigator Joseph Chu as a partner in Hong Kong from Simmons & Simmons.
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.
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.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Hong Kong-headquartered logistics real estate platform ESR Cayman on its $5.2 billion acquisition of fund manager ARA Asset Management, which was counselled by Latham & Watkins.
Offshore law firm Harneys has expanded its investment funds practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Yucheng Fan as a partner from Maples Group.
U.S. firm White & Case has added capital markets specialist Margie Chan as a partner in Hong Kong from Norton Rose Fullbright (NRF).