Perkins Coie to expand in Taipei after rehiring partner from HTC

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Perkins Coie has welcomed back Marcus Woo as a partner from Taiwanese mobile phone manufacture HTC Corporation, where he was vice president and general counsel. Initially based in New York, Woo will move to Taipei once registration formalities are completed.

Clyde hires third partner in HK in less than a month

BY Aparna Sai |

Clyde & Co has hired Rosie Ng as a partner in the firm’s global insurance group in Hong Kong from HFW, where she was a consultant.

Asia Appointments: Week of March 29

BY Rowena Muñiz |

WFW grows hospitality practice with two partner hires, Deacons nabs disputes expert from Stevenson Wong & Co, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Malaysia: IP, disputes focused LAW gets commercial heft with key hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Malaysian firm LAW Partnership, which specialises in IP and disputes, has strengthened its corporate offering after hiring Raphael Tay as the head of its corporate and commercial practice in Kuala Lumpur from Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.

India’s Dhir & Dhir launches ESG practice

BY Aparna Sai |

In another sign of the increasing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the legal industry, Indian law firm Dhir & Dhir Associates has launched an ESG practice.

Criminal law-focused firm MZM adds white-collar expert in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s MZM Legal, which specializes in criminal litigation and regulatory compliance, has hired Mohammed Shine as a partner in Mumbai.

WFW hires hospitality quartet from Withers in Singapore, Sydney

BY Aparna Sai |

Watson Farley & Williams has hired four hospitality lawyers from Withers, including partners Lada Shelkovnikova and Robert Williams. Williams and two other lawyers will be based in Sydney, while  Shelkovnikova joins in Singapore.

HK: Family lawyer joins Deacons from Stevenson Wong

BY Aparna Sai |

Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest local firm, has hired family law expert Sherlynn Chan as a partner in its litigation and disputes practice from city rival Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Mumbai: S&R hires cap markets expert from L&L

BY Aparna Sai |

Capital markets lawyer Jitesh Shahani has joined India’s S&R Associates as a partner in Mumbai from L&L Partners.

Links hires Kirkland, White & Case partners in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Magic Circle firm Linklaters has added Xiaoxi Lin and Alessandro Nolet as partners in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case, respectively.

Cathay Pacific group GC set to join HKEx

BY Aparna Sai |

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) has named Paul Chow as its next group general counsel. Chow joins from Cathay Pacific, where he held the roles of group general counsel and company secretary.

Hanoi: Allens nabs M&A partner from Duane Morris

BY Aparna Sai |

Australian firm Allens has added M&A and energy specialist Giles Cooper as a partner in the firm’s Hanoi office from Duane Morris Vietnam, where he spent nearly 14 years.