10 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – APRIL 2024 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM BRI EFS APPOINTMENTS ABHINAV BHUSHAN LEAVING 39 Essex Chambers JOINING Drew & Napier PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Singapore PETER BRABANT LEAVING King & Spalding JOINING Charles Russell Speechlys PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Singapore DAVID MACARTHUR LEAVING Anderson Mori & Tomotsune JOINING Yulchon PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Seoul MEILISA HUSEIN LEAVING Meilisa Husein & Partners JOINING FKNK Law Firm PRACTICE M&A LOCATION Jakarta JONGCHEOL LEE LEAVING Samsung Electronics JOINING Yulchon PRACTICE Intellectual Property LOCATION Seoul JAKE ROBSON LEAVING King & Wood Mallesons JOINING Greenberg Traurig PRACTICE M&A LOCATION Singapore KHELVIN XU LEAVING Rajah & Tann JOINING Covenant Chambers PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Singapore Philip Georgiou, an international arbitration and litigation expert who co-founded Hong Kong law firm Georgiou Payne Stewien (GPS Legal), has left to launch his own firm, Georgiou Partnership. Joining Georgiou in the move are GPS partners Kareena Teh and Randall Arthur. Insolvency disputes expert Arthur will be a partner at the new firm, while Teh, who joined GPS from now-defunct EY member firm LC Lawyers last year, will be a special counsel. “We have been hard at work to realise the dream of starting a law firm fully dedicated to the core practices of dispute resolution, compliance and investigations, and the specialist practices of construction, insolvency, and asset recovery,” said Georgiou in a LinkedIn post. Georgiou, a former disputes partner at Baker Botts and Jones Day, cofounded GPS in 2017 along with Sonny Payne and Brett Stewien. The firm was known as GPS McQuhae for a while, but reverted to GPS after partner Ben McQuhae, also formerly of Jones Day, left to set up his own firm. The exits leave GPS with three partners: Payne, Stewien, and John Koh, who joined last year from FitzGerald Lawyers. It is understood that GPS Legal will be renamed soon. PARIKHIT SARMA LEAVING Virtus Law JOINING RHTLaw Asia PRACTICE Capital Markets LOCATION Singapore NUR SYAFINAZ VANI LEAVING Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership JOINING Zul Rafique & Partners PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Kuala Lumpur HK: GPS CO-FOUNDED EXITS TO LAUNCH NEW DISPUTES-FOCUSED FIRM Image: MAKSIM ANKUDA/