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Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.
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King & Wood Mallesons has added disputes specialist Amanda Lees as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office from Simmons & Simmons.
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K&L Gates Straits Law, the Singapore office of K&L Gates, has added Marius Toime as a corporate partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP).

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Simmons & Simmons has hired venture capital specialist Dax Lim as a partner in Singapore from Osborne Clarke.
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Simmons & Simmons has added financial markets specialist James Pedley as a partner in Hong Kong from Clifford Chance, where he was a foreign legal consultant.
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Corporate partner Damian Adams has left Simmons & Simmons to rejoin Watson Farley & Williams in Singapore.
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Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners and Simmons & Simmons have represented Thailand’s Global Power Synergy Company (GPSC) on the $2.93 billion acquisition of a 69.1 percent stake in Glow Energy, with Hunton Andrews Kurth and Allen & Overy advising the sellers.
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Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired two lawyers from Simmons & Simmons: Corporate expert Karun Cariappa has joined Morgan Lewis Stamford in Singapore, while investment management specialist Helen Fok has joined the Hong Kong office.
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Simmons & Simmons has hired Aaron Patience as new head of its Tokyo office from New Zealand law firm Kensington Swan. Patience replaces Richard Kramer, who moved to Jones Day.
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Jones Day has appointed infrastructure and energy expert Richard Kramer as partner in its global energy practice at its Tokyo office from Simmons & Simmons, where he was the country head for Japan.