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U.S. firm King & Spalding has hired Michael E. Arruda as a senior counsel in Hong Kong from Baker Botts, where he was partner-in-charge of the firm’ Beijing and Hong Kong offices.
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Energy-focused U.S. law firm Baker Botts has become the latest firm to announce plans to shutter its Beijing office. The 13-year-old office currently has five partners and three associates.
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Three senior Hong Kong-based lawyers have left Baker Botts and Addleshaw Goddard to launch a boutique firm called GPS Legal, which will offer a flex lawyer service to clients.
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Baker Botts has appointed oil and gas specialist Michael E. Arruda as regional partner-in-charge of the firm’s Asia offices.
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Simmons & Simmons has closed its office in Abu Dhabi and has decided to “consolidate its offering in the UAE.” The firm will advise clients in the Middle East through its Dubai office, its biggest in the region.
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White & Case hires two partners from Linklaters in HK, Baker Botts nabs Trowers' duo in Dubai and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table.
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Baker Botts has hired not one, but two key Trowers & Hamlins partners in Dubai after snapping up the latter firm’s UAE head, Abdullah Mutawi, and its international disputes chief, Lucas Pitts.
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Jones Day has advised Japan’s Ajinomoto on its $800 million purchase of Houston-based frozen food maker Windsor Quality Holdings.
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Baker Botts has named senior partner John Lonsberg as the partner-in-charge of its Middle East offices. Lonsberg will take over from Bob Jordan, who will return to Dallas after a transition period.
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A group of 14 Middle East-based lawyers, including eight partners, has left Norton Rose Fulbright to join Baker Botts in the latter firm’s Dubai, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi offices.