People & Places
Mark Hughes Joins Eversheds Sutherland30 November 2019
Mark Hughes has joined the Eversheds Sutherland Hong Kong disputes practice from Slaughter and May. Hughes joins the firm as a litigation partner, with a strong reputation for managing complex, high-stakes litigation in the Hong Kong and wider-APAC m...
First legal tech startup incubator in India selects three local startups to be in its first group of...30 November 2019
Prarambh, the first legal tech startup incubator in India, has selected three local startups to be in its first group of companies. JRTC Intern, Leegality and LegalMind join the incubator, which was launched in February by Mumbai-based law firm Cyril...
Nels Hansen has been promoted to partner at White & Case30 November 2019
Nels Hansen has been promoted to partner in the White & Case Tokyo office, where he is a member of the firm’s global mergers and acquisitions practice.
Thomas M. Shoesmith Joins King & Wood Mallesons30 November 2019
King & Wood Mallesons is expanding its US practice with the addition of international corporate partner Thomas M. Shoesmith. Shoesmith will play a key role in the ongoing development of the firm’s ability to serve clients in the US-Asia and global ma...
Allens has reappointed Richard Spurio as managing partner for a further four year term from January...31 October 2019
Fiona Crosbie, the firm’s chair, said: “The decision to reappoint Richard reflects our confidence in his leadership and the clear strategy he has developed for Allens..."
Andrew Craig will join Ashurst in its corporate division in Melbourne31 October 2019
Joining from Freshfields, where he had been a London-based partner since 2010, Craig specializes in digital economy transactions across a broad range of industry sectors and product lines, with a particular focus on technology.
Benjamin Choi joins Deacons as partner in IP practice31 October 2019
Choi has 20 years’ experience in the trademarks practice and focuses on local and foreign trademark prosecution.
Meng Ding joins Sidley Austin in Hong Kong31 October 2019
Ding has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of capital markets and M&A transactions, especially in the TMT, healthcare, financial institutions, hard-tech and other emerging technology fields.
Baker McKenzie has elected Hong Kong-based Milton Cheng as the next chair of the firm31 October 2019
Cheng is managing partner of the Hong Kong office and concurrently the chief executive overseeing Baker McKenzie’s offices and businesses across eight countries in the Asia Pacific region.
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center has appointed professor Anton V. Asoskov to council31 October 2019
Asoskov is professor in the civil law department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a professor in the international private law department at the Russian School of Private Law.
June Yeum joins Pillsbury as a partner in the firm’s New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo offices31 October 2019
Yeum handles matters under major arbitral rules including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, International Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for Dispute R...
Jonathan Lim Hon Kiat joins Zaid Ibrahim & Co31 October 2019
Lim’s practice areas focus on fintech, venture capital, blockchain technology, payment systems, digital remittance and initial coin offerings.
Daniel Greif joins Schmitt & Orlov Intellectual Property31 October 2019
Greif, who has long experience in the region, is noted for his advice on trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matter throughout Southeast Asia.
Linc Finkenberg joins Perkins Coie31 October 2019
Linc Finkenberg joins Perkins Coie’s financial transactions practice and fintech industry group as a partner in its New York office. Finkenberg joined the firm from BNY Mellon, where he served as associate general counsel and managing director and le...
Pinsent Masons has announced the launch of its client and legal project management division31 October 2019
Pinsent Masons has announced the launch of its client and legal project management division, which it says will help support delivery of matters on time and on budget. The division is led by UK-based Dee Tamlin, and comprises more than 20 project man...