Former Dorsey partner launches HK boutique

BY Aparna Sai |

David Cameron, a former partner at the U.S. law firm Dorsey & Whitney, has set up a boutique firm in Hong Kong called David Cameron Law Office.

Refinement and Clarity

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

In November last year, China’s Supreme People’s Court and the Hong Kong Government signed the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong SAR. The agreement is widely expected to enhance the enforcement process and serve as an expansion of the 2000 Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the HKSAR.

HK: K&S snaps up Baker Botts’ China partner-in-charge

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm King & Spalding has hired Michael E. Arruda as a senior counsel in Hong Kong from Baker Botts, where he was partner-in-charge of the firm’ Beijing and Hong Kong offices.

Maples welcomes DR&I partners in HK, Cayman Islands

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore firm Maples and Calder has expanded its global dispute resolution and insolvency practice after hiring Nick Stern and Quentin Cregan as partners in its Hong Kong

Companies mull cutting Hong Kong out of Asia contracts: FT

BY Aparna Sai |

International corporations working on deals in Asia, or entering into joint ventures with Chinese and other Asian counterparties, are considering excluding Hong Kong from

DLA Hong Kong real estate team sees another exit

BY Aparna Sai |

Janice Yau Garton, a former of counsel at UK firm DLA Piper, has joined Stephenson Harwood as a real estate partner in Hong Kong.

OMM names new HK MP after incumbent heads to A&O

BY Aparna Sai |

O’Melveny & Myers has appointed Nima Amini as the managing partner of its Hong Kong office in place of James Ford, who moved to Allen & Overy.

HK: BCLP brings on board DLA real estate partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has grown its real estate offering in Hong Kong with the hire of Wayne Ma as a partner from DLA Piper.

Skadden, Slaughters lead on Yidu Tech’s $531 mln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Han Kun Law Offices have advised Chinese health-tech company Yidu Tech on its HK$4.1 billion ($531 million) initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Slaughter and May and Haiwen & Partners representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.

Employment partner leaves Simmons for Hong Kong’s Gall

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

ALB Conversations: Chris Lambert, managing partner, Robertsons

BY Aparna Sai |

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.