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Watson Farley & Williams has hired four hospitality lawyers from Withers, including partners Lada Shelkovnikova and Robert Williams. Williams and two other lawyers will be based in Sydney, while  Shelkovnikova joins in Singapore.
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U.K. firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has added corporate lawyer Nick Dingemans as a partner in Singapore from Watson Farley & Williams.
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has lost its five-lawyer aviation team in Hong Kong, led by partners William Ho and Jackson Chow, to Watson Farley & Williams.
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Corporate partner Damian Adams has left Simmons & Simmons to rejoin Watson Farley & Williams in Singapore.
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White & Case has advised the main sponsor of the $3 billion project financing of the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects in Taiwan, with Watson Farley & Williams and Linklaters counselling the lenders.
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Watson Farley & Williams has strengthened its finance practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Khin Voong as a partner from King and Wood Mallesons, where he was a counsel.
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Shipping firm Watson Farley & Williams has hired Jian Guan as a partner in Hong Kong from China Merchants Commerce Financial Leasing (CMF Leasing) in Shenzhen, where he was a senior in-house legal counsel.
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Watson Farley & Williams recently moved to a bigger office in Hong Kong as the shipping specialist firm looks to grow in the maritime, energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as in the aviation space. John Kang speaks to office head Madeline Leong about the office’s expansion plans, where they’re looking to grow and how big they plan to be in the city.
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Watson Farley & Williams has expanded its oil and gas sector offering in Singapore with the appointment of Nick Dingemans, who joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.
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UK law firm HFW has hired three new partners – Siri Wennevik, Alistair Duffield and Ivan Chia – as it continues its steady growth in Asia.