Dechert has launched its financial restructuring practice in Asia with the hire of Daniel Margulies as a partner based in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis.
U.S. law firm Goodwin Procter has hired private investment funds specialists Phil Culhane and Elyn Xing as partners in Hong Kong. Culhane was most running his own practice, Culhane & Associates, while Xing joins from Debevoise & Plimpton.
Dentons has hired David Blumenfeld as the head of its Asia-Pacific real estate practice from Paul Hastings, where he held a similar role. He is based in Hong Kong.
UK firm Mishcon de Reya has grown its Asia presence after the firm announced the opening of a office in Hong Kong that will operate in association with local firm Karas.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised Hong Kong biotech startup Prenetics on its planned $459 million Nasdaq listing via a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Artisan Acquisition, which was represented by Kirkland & Ellis.
HFW has expanded its disputes practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Karen Cheung as a partner from Li & Partners.
Offshore law firm Walkers has added Tom Pugh as a partner in Hong Kong from Mayer Brown.
Hong Kong has long been renowned as a key international wealth management centre, but a number of recent developments – such as the GBA Wealth Management Connect – has solidified its status. And lawyers specialising in private wealth have found themselves very busy too.