Hong Kong law firm Howse Williams has continued its lateral hiring streak after adding a team of three litigation lawyers, including partner Janie Wong, from Addleshaw Goddard.

Earlier this year, Addleshaw Goddard had announced it would be closing its Hong Kong office. Joining Wong on the move to Howse Williams are senior associate Plato Cheung and associate Hugo Tam.

Wong becomes Howse Williams’ fifth lateral partner hire since May. Over the past four months, the firm has hired real estate partners Alan Yip and Jovanne Zee from Mayer Brown and Charles Russell Speechlys, respectively; insurance expert Gary Chow from Clyde & Co, and corporate specialist William Wong from Clifford Chance.

Janie Wong is experienced in international arbitration, complex commercial litigation and cross-border investigations with a focus on Asia. She advises on contentious matters relating to cross-border fraud, enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments, insolvency, intellectual property rights, M&A, private equity, product liability, professional negligence, shareholders' disputes, compliance, bribery and corruption, and pre-acquisition due diligence. Most recently, she has been acting for liquidators in the $11 billion restructuring of a Chinese state-linked group.

Wong joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2018 from an in-house role at Greenovelty Energy, and became a partner in 2020. She earlier worked for Dechert, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Tanner De Witt.

With Wong’s addition, the number of partners at Howse Williams has risen to 33.


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