Another partner exits McDermott SG as energy veteran joins WFW

by Mari Iwata |


U.S. law firm McDermott Will & Emery is down to a single partner in Singapore after energy expert Merrick White joined Watson Farley & Williams.


White focuses his practice on global oil, gas, LNG, refining and petrochemical project development. He advises clients on energy-related…

Stephenson Harwood continues to bulk up HK with Eversheds hire

by Mari Iwata |

Stephenson Harwood has added another partner to its Hong Kong office, this time hiring capital markets practitioner Amy Yu from Eversheds Sutherland. Yu was at Eversheds for nearly nine years.

Long-time Bakers corporate partner joins Tokyo International

by Mari Iwata |

Tokyo International Law Office has hired corporate expert Jean-Denis Marx as a partner from Baker McKenzie, where he had worked for three decades.

Birds snaps up HK cap markets partner from exiting Winston

by Mari Iwata |

Bird & Bird has recruited capital markets expert David Cheng as a partner in Hong Kong from Winston & Strawn, which recently shuttered its Hong Kong office.

Khaitan welcomes private client expert from SAM

by Mari Iwata |

India’s largest law firm, Khaitan & Co, has landed private client practitioner Divi Dutta as a partner in its Noida office from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Yulchon expands disputes offering by adding another former prosecutor

by Mari Iwata |

Seoul-headquartered law firm Yulchon has welcomed Sang Mook Kang, a former senior prosecutor with the Busan District Prosecutor’s Office, as a partner.

Malaysia’s Skrine recruits disputes partner

by Mari Iwata |

Kuala Lumpur-based law firm Skrine has hired barrister Louise Azmi as a partner. She was most recently running her own independent practice.

India lateral partner hire roundup: February 2024

by Mari Iwata |

A new year brought new hires for India’s legal market. Dentons Link Legal, ANM Global, Emerald Law Offices, and Kochhar & Co continued their hiring streaks, while Rajaram Legal, SKV Law Offices, and AKS Partners also welcomed new additions.

KWM expands SG office with addition of former Shearman banking partner

by Nimitt Dixit |

King & Wood Mallesons has bolstered its banking practice in Singapore with the addition of Gary Hamp, who was previously an independent consultant in London. Hamp is KWM’s first Asia partner hire in 2024.

K&L Gates Straits Law continues growth with MoFo funds expert

by Mari Iwata |

K&L Gates Straits Law, the Singapore office of U.S. law firm K&L Gates, has hired investment funds specialist Jason Nelms as a partner from Morrison Foerster.