Asia Appointments: Week of January 18

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Withers grows family law practice with HEP hire, Lewis Silkin launches Asia IP practice with Deacons hire, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

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.

FTI Consulting names sole Asia, Caribbean operations head

BY Aparna Sai |

FTI Consulting has appointed Jon Rowell as the sole leader of its Asia and Caribbean operations. A senior managing director, Rowell was previously co-leader of the operation with John Batchelor.

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.

DLA hires Quinn Emanuel partner as Japan int’l arbitration head

BY Aparna Sai |

Anglo-American law firm DLA Piper has hired Tony Andriotis as the head of its international arbitration practice in Japan from the Tokyo office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

HK: Simmons lands disputes partner from Jingtian

BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has hired disputes expert Gary Yin as a partner in Hong Kong from PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng, where he led the disputes and investigations practice.

India’s HSA recruits corporate partner from CAM

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has hired corporate specialist Saurya Bhattacharya as a partner in Mumbai from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Delhi: IndusLaw snaps up competition partner from JSA

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has grown its competition practice with the hire of Unnati Agarwal as a partner in Delhi from J. Sagar Associates, where she was an associate principal.

Withers banking duo joins Singapore’s Harry Elias

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s Harry Elias Partnership has hired banking and finance specialists Pearl Lim and Chan Wai Chong as partners from Withers.

Tokyo: M&A expert joins Latham from Nishimura

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has hired M&A specialist Hiroaki (Hiro) Takagi as a partner in Tokyo from Nishimura & Asahi, where he spent more than 15 years.

CAM adds funds partner in Mumbai from AZB

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s largest firm, has boosted its funds practice with the hire of Vivaik Sharma as a partner in Mumbai from AZB & Partners, where he was a counsel.

IndusLaw recruits tax disputes partner in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has hired tax disputes expert Shashi Mathews as a partner in Delhi from PDS Legal, where he was a director.