Hong Kong boutique Howse Williams Bowers (HWB) has hired a team of restructuring and insolvency lawyers from Ashurst, led by partner Bertie Mehigan.

Mehigan’s appointment continues a year of key partner hires for HWB, which has added Janet Lee from the Hong Kong government’s Lands Department, Antony Yung from JP Morgan and Christopher Yu from Goodwin Procter since the April this year.

Mehigan, who moved to Ashurst’s Hong Kong office in 2014 along with two other partners from O’Melveny & Myers’ Singapore office, had previous stints with White & Case and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Singapore.

His departure comes just a month after Doo-Soon Choi left Ashurst’s Hong Kong office for Mayer Brown JSM.

Ashurst also lost four partners in London to Paul Hastings and Latham & Watkins, according to Legal Business.