Matthew Durham, a former Asia employment law chair at Winston & Strawn, has left the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons to join Hong Kong boutique firm Gall.
Employment-focused law firm Lewis Silkin has launched an Asia intellectual property practice in Hong Kong after hiring David Swain as a partner from local firm Deacons, where he was a senior associate.
Chris Lambert, managing partner of Hong Kong’s Robertsons, talks about the necessity for business owners to stay flexible during the pandemic, the need for fostering individual talents rather than nurturing a fixed idea of how a typical lawyer should be and the firm’s plan to remain an important participant among independent law firms in the city.
As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was just a few months ago.
Archana Kotecha is the Hong Kong-based CEO and founder of The Remedy Project, a social enterprise that develops greater protection for vulnerable workers and identifies exploitation risks. She talks to Asian Legal Business about how the project can support companies’ broader human rights due diligence efforts, and the role lawyers should play.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has lost its five-lawyer aviation team in Hong Kong, led by partners William Ho and Jackson Chow, to Watson Farley & Williams.
Keith Brandt is managing partner of Dentons Hong Kong, and also acts as head of litigation and dispute resolution. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how he launched the original iteration of the firm nearly two decades ago, his unflinching determination to succeed, and how much he appreciates the lobby team at Starbucks in Jardine House.
Offshore firm Ogier has hired corporate and financial disputes expert Justin Davis as a partner in Hong Kong from competitor Carey Olsen, where he was a counsel.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Pop Mart International Group on its HK$5.2 billion ($674 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Simpson Thacher