Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has appointed technology transactions partner Connell O’Neill in the firm’s Hong Kong office from Allen & Overy.
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.
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.
U.S. firm Milbank has recruited capital markets expert Liang (Alex) Tao as a partner in Hong Kong from Allen and Overy.
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 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.
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.
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.
Baker McKenzie has appointed leveraged finance specialist Kenneth Ching as a partner in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.