Sokoloff to share Asia MP role with Schiffman at Skadden
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Skadden has appointed Audrey Sokoloff as co-head of its Asia-Pacific practice. Tokyo-based Sokoloff currently heads the firm’s Tokyo office and its Asia -Pacific real estate and investment finance practice and she will retain both postings when she joins Alan Schiffman in the top Asia role.
Sokoloff says that the “full-coordination of the firm’s Asia-pacific offices,” is high on the agenda and both herself and Schiffman will no doubt be looking to play a large role in expanding the firm’s footprint in the region. Over the past 12 months the firm launched an Asian arbitration and litigation practice after transferring Paul Mitchard QC from its London office to Hong Kong and effecting a rare lateral hire by hiring Alan Tsang from Pinsent Masons.