Mayer Brown has hired Paul JP Teo as a partner in Singapore from Baker McKenzie, where was the Hong Kong-based head of the firm’s international arbitration practice for Greater China.
U.S. law firm Kobre & Kim has hired Timothy Haynes as a partner in Hong Kong from offshore outfit Walkers, where he led the insolvency and dispute resolution group.
Matthew Bersani, Shearman & Sterling’s former Asia managing partner, is set to join Hong Kong-based recruitment firm Asia Search Partners.
Construction and engineering expert Yvonne Foo has left Clyde & Co, where she was a legal director, to rejoin Harry Elias Partnership as a partner in Singapore.
Indian boutique law firm Algo Legal has hired investment funds specialists Abhinav Bhalaik and Richie Sancheti as partners in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Nishith Desai Associates, respectively.
Hogan Lovells has hired Nick Williams as a partner in the firm’s business restructuring practice in Singapore from K&L Gates.
Bird & Bird has hired Lijun Chui as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Singapore from Clifford Chance, where she spearheaded that firm’s local technology disputes and regulatory practice.
Korean law firm Shin & Kim has added four tax lawyers in Seoul: Sunny Kim, who joins as a senior foreign attorney and head of the firm’s international tax practice, and tax experts Ellen Go, Michelle Kim and Sae Bom Baik.