Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has acquired local construction and arbitration boutique firm Haley & Co in Hong Kong.

Partners Glenn Haley, the founder of Haley & Co, Ilan Freiman and Geoffrey Shaw will move to BLP on May 4, along with four associates, a trainee, a paralegal and support staff. 

The new team will provide BLP arbitration capabilities in Hong Kong, and strengthen the firm’s existing arbitration offerings in London, Singapore, Moscow and the UAE.

Haley and Shaw both specialise in litigation, arbitration and mediation, with a focus on the construction and infrastructure sectors. Freiman, who will work in BLP’s global real estate practice, handles transactional construction work, and advises clients on infrastructure and real estate development projects, with a focus on the entertainment, leisure and hospitality industries.

BLP, which opened its Hong Kong office in October 2011, now has 11 partners based in its Hong Kong and Beijing offices.

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