India’s IndusLaw adds partners from SAM, Tatva

by Mari Iwata |

Indian law firm IndusLaw has hired disputes lawyer Suadat Ahmad Kirmani (L) and banking expert Pritha Chatterjee as partners from Tatva Legal and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, respectively.

They become IndusLaw’s second and third lateral partner hires this year. Back in March,…

Ashurst adds 4 partners in Asia, including 3 from Shearman

by Mari Iwata |

UK-headquartered law firm Ashurst has hired four partners in Singapore and Seoul. Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli and Scott Baggett (Singapore), and Anna Chung (Seoul) join from Shearman & Sterling, while Lawrence Jhe (also Seoul) joins from Kim, Chang & Lee.

Sullivan hires restructuring partner in HK from Kirkland

by Mari Iwata |

Sullivan & Cromwell has nabbed financing and restructuring expert Jacqueline Wenchen Tang as a partner in Hong Kong from fellow U.S. firm Kirkland & Ellis.

Hong Kong’s Gallant hires disputes partner from Harneys

by Mari Iwata |

Hong Kong law firm Gallant has hired disputes lawyer Andrew Chin as a partner from offshore firm Harneys.

Ince Hong Kong hires litigator from Loeb & Loeb

by Mari Iwata |

Ince Hong Kong has brought on board disputes lawyer Priscilla Wong as a partner from Loeb & Loeb, where she was a counsel.

Korea’s Yoon & Yang makes senior hires from Lee & Ko, Samsung

by Mari Iwata |

Korean Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang has hired shipping finance specialist Elayne Heeseung Sung and corporate expert Irene Y. Kim as senior foreign attorneys in Seoul from Lee & Ko and Samsung Electronics, respectively.

Hong Kong’s Hauzen recruits former Deutsche lawyer as partner

by Mary Iwata |

Hong Kong law firm Hauzen has hired corporate and regulatory lawyer Andy Lau as a partner. Lau’s most recent role was at Deutsche Bank, where he was senior legal counsel between 2018 and 2021.

Steptoe lands investigations expert in HK from Shearman

by Mari Iwata |

U.S.-headquartered disputes boutique Steptoe & Johnson has hired investigations and white-collar defense specialist Cáitrín McKiernan as a partner from Shearman & Sterling. She is expected to split her time between Hong Kong and New York.

Former Simpson Thacher lawyer joins SAM as funds partner

by Mari Iwata |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. has recruited investment funds specialist Gaurita Udiyawar as a partner in Mumbai.

India Lateral Partner Hire Roundup: May 2023

by Mari Iwata |

The past few weeks have seen more hires in India’s legal market, with the likes of Anagram Partners, AKS Partners, SNG & Partners, Link Legal, ALMT Legal, and AP & Partners bringing new partners on board.