Employment partner leaves Simmons for Hong Kong’s Gall

BY Aparna Sai |

Matthew Durham, a former Asia employment law chair at Winston & Strawn, has left the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons to join Hong Kong boutique firm Gall.

Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Employment-focused law firm Lewis Silkin has launched an Asia intellectual property practice in Hong Kong after hiring David Swain as a partner from local firm Deacons, where he was a senior associate.

ALB Conversations: Chris Lambert, managing partner, Robertsons

BY Aparna Sai |

Chris Lambert, managing partner of Hong Kong’s Robertsons, talks about the necessity for business owners to stay flexible during the pandemic, the need for fostering individual talents rather than nurturing a fixed idea of how a typical lawyer should be and the firm’s plan to remain an important participant among independent law firms in the city.

HK: Simmons lands disputes partner from Jingtian

BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has hired disputes expert Gary Yin as a partner in Hong Kong from PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng, where he led the disputes and investigations practice.

State of the Market: Hong Kong and Singapore

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was just a few months ago.

‘Lawyers play a fundamental role in conducting diligence’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Archana Kotecha is the Hong Kong-based CEO and founder of The Remedy Project, a social enterprise that develops greater protection for vulnerable workers and identifies exploitation risks. She talks to Asian Legal Business about how the project can support companies’ broader human rights due diligence efforts, and the role lawyers should play.

Biotech IPO Surge a Shot in the Arm for Hong Kong

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As Hong Kong’s capital markets continue to have a strong year, one trend has been clear: The growing number of listings by Chinese biotech and biopharma companies.

WFW welcomes aboard BCLP’s Hong Kong aviation team

BY Aparna Sai |

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has lost its five-lawyer aviation team in Hong Kong, led by partners William Ho and Jackson Chow, to Watson Farley & Williams.

Hong Kong: DCM expert joins KWM from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Debt capital markets specialist Yue Song has left Clifford Chance to join King & Wood Mallesons as a partner in Hong Kong.

ALB Conversations: Keith Brandt, managing partner, Dentons Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

Keith Brandt is managing partner of Dentons Hong Kong, and also acts as head of litigation and dispute resolution. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how he launched the original iteration of the firm nearly two decades ago, his unflinching determination to succeed, and how much he appreciates the lobby team at Starbucks in Jardine House.

Ogier beefs up disputes in HK with lateral, promotion

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore firm Ogier has hired corporate and financial disputes expert Justin Davis as a partner in Hong Kong from competitor Carey Olsen, where he was a counsel.

Davis Polk, STB, KWM play key roles in Chinese toy maker’s $674 mln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Pop Mart International Group on its HK$5.2 billion ($674 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Simpson Thacher