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.

Former LC Lawyers MP joins East & Concord's HK association firm

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Hong Kong’s Yang & Yang Solicitors, which spun off last year from Deloitte Legal, has hired veteran corporate lawyer Rossana Chu as a partner. Chu was previously the managing partner of LC Lawyers, EY’s Hong Kong law firm, which closed recently.

Mayer Brown nabs banking lawyer in SG from NRF

by Mari Iwata |

U.S. law firm Mayer Brown has hired banking and financing specialist Janelene Chen as a partner in Singapore from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Tokyo: Greenberg Traurig beefs up real estate further with White & Case team

by Mari Iwata |

U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has further expanded its real estate team in Tokyo after recruiting a four-lawyer team from White & Case. Mizuho Yamada and Ayako Kawano come on board as shareholders, while Kazuo Kasai and Hiroshi Hara join as local partner and counsel, respectively.