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Jones Day has expanded its disputes team in Hong Kong office after hiring Samuel Ngo as a partner from fellow U.S. firm K&L Gates.
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The Singapore office of Dechert has added projects and commercial lawyer Maria Tan Pedersen as a partner from Jones Day, where she headed that firm’s Philippines practice.
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Big Four firm Deloitte, which has been steadily growing its presence in Asia, has appointed Hirokazu Ina and Takashi Tanazawa as partners in Tokyo from Jones Day, where they both spent more than 13 years.
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Jones Day and Adnan Sundra & Low have represented Thailand ‘s PTTEP on its $2.13 billion acquisition of the Malaysian oil and gas assets of Murphy Oil Corporation, which was advised by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Skrine.
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Pinsent Masons has hired James Harris as the head of its Asia-Pacific finance and projects practice from Jones Day’s Singapore office.
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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.
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J. Sagar Associates and Jones Day have advised Indian agro-business company UPL on its agreement to purchase Arysta LifeScience from U.S. chemicals company Platform Specialty Products for $4.2 billion. Greenberg Traurig represented Platform.
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HFW has hired construction arbitration specialist Ben Bury as a disputes partner in Hong Kong from Jones Day.
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K&L Gates has hired Dooyong Kang as a corporate partner in its Tokyo office from Jones Day, where he was a counsel.
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DLA Piper has hired two partners to its Tokyo office from Jones Day: Kaoru Umino, who will head the finance and projects practice, and Dan Matsuda, who will lead the energy sector of the corporate practice.