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UK firm Ashurst has hired derivatives expert Jonathan Chapman as a partner in Hong Kong from King & Wood Mallesons where he was a counsel.
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Ashurst has grown its disputes resolution offering in Hong Kong with the hire of Cliff Chow as a partner. Chow joins from Allen & Overy, where he worked for more than a decade.
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Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Latham & Watkins have combined to develop a draft protocol to help deliver a globally consistent online case management approach platforms for conducting international arbitration.
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London-headquartered Ashurst has added financial regulations lawyer Evan Lam as a partner in Singapore from Big Four firm Allen & Gledhill, the former’s second lateral partner hire from the latter in as many months.
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues in India, the country’s three largest firms by headcount have announced changes to lawyer salaries.
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Ashurst has launched Ashurst Consulting, a new business line providing specialist consulting services as an additional offering to its existing legal services. The new line will initially be offered in Australia.
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Ashurst has appointed Danny Tan to lead its investments funds practice in the Asia-Pacific. Tan joins from Singapore Big Four firm Allen & Gledhill, where led the private funds practice.
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Ashurst has added corporate lawyer Melody He-Chen as a partner in Hong Kong from DLA Piper.
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Morrison & Foerster has appointed Jon Ornolfsson as a partner in the firm’s global project finance group in Singapore from Ashurst.
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired banking and finance specialist Dominic Gregory as a partner in Singapore. Gregory earlier headed Ashurst's Tokyo office.