Morgan Lewis & Bockius has continued its hiring in Asia by adding two corporate partners in Tokyo from Morrison & Foerster; Motonori “Moto” Araki and Mitsuyoshi “Mitsu” Saito. Araki will serve as Tokyo managing partner.

Araki and Saito’s hires come shortly after Morgan Lewis’ appointed two partners from Simmons & Simmons -- Karun Cariappa and Helen Fok, in Singapore and Hong Kong, respectively.

Araki previously worked with Morgan Lewis, and leaving in 2007 as a partner. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, intellectual property licensing, and international dispute resolution involving a variety of industries.

Saito advises on corporate, dispute resolution, and labour and employment-related matters in industries such as electronics, information technology, chemistry, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.

Firm Chair Jami McKeon said: “Their arrival deepens and strengthens our ability to counsel clients on a broad range of both inbound and outbound cross-border corporate and regulatory matters.”

Morgan Lewis has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Almaty, and Astana as well as in Tokyo.


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