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Baker McKenzie has elected Michael Wong as its new Asia-Pacific chair. Wong, the first Taiwanese lawyer to hold the role, succeeds Ai Ai Wong.
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Morrison & Foerster has welcomed corporate specialist Jeremy White as a partner in Tokyo from Baker McKenzie.

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Mayer Brown has hired Paul JP Teo as a partner in Singapore from Baker McKenzie, where was the Hong Kong-based head of the firm’s international arbitration practice for Greater China.
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Baker McKenzie and Farooq & Associates have advised Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power on its $642 million financing of a 718 MW gas-fired thermal power generation project in the South Asian country, with Clifford Chance and Dr. Kamal Hussain & Associates representing the lenders.
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Baker McKenzie has hired private equity specialist Derek Poon as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis where he worked for over eight years.
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Baker McKenzie has appointed leveraged finance specialist Kenneth Ching as a partner in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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Anglo-American firm DLA Piper has strengthened its Bangkok office with the hire of Waranon Vanichprapa and Samata Masagee as partners from Baker McKenzie and Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, respectively.
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Baker McKenzie has grown its financing and infrastructure offering with the hire of Jae-Hyon Ahn as a partner in Seoul from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Tokyo office, where he was an of counsel.
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Eversheds Harry Elias (EHE), the Singapore office of Eversheds Sutherland, has strengthened its disputes practice after hiring former Baker McKenzie partner Weiyi Tan.
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Recently elected as Baker McKenzie’s first Asian global chair, Milton Cheng has ambitious plans to grow the firm’s Mainland China presence, while maintaining a steady commitment to the Hong Kong market.