HK: Dechert launches Asia financial restructuring practice with Kirkland hire

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Pinsent Masons HK head passes away

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Vincent Connor, head of Pinsent Masons’ Hong Kong office and a former head of Asia for the firm, passed away on Oct. 5 following a period of illness.

HK: Weil hires restructuring partner from Ropes

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has hired insolvency expert Kathleen Aka as a partner in Hong Kong from Ropes & Gray.

Goodwin scores two funds partners in Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

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 gets Asia real estate head from Paul Hastings

BY Aparna Sai |

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 expands in Asia with HK association

BY Aparna Sai |

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, Kirkland act on $1.7 bln HK biotech SPAC deal

BY Aparna Sai |

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 beefs up disputes in HK with hire from Li & Partners

BY Aparna Sai |

HFW has expanded its disputes practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Karen Cheung as a partner from Li & Partners.

More disputes hires for Withers in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Withers has boosted its litigation and international arbitration practice in Hong Kong with the hire of two lawyers from Bird & Bird, including partner Michael Chik.

HK: Walkers hires restructuring specialist from Mayer Brown

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Walkers has added Tom Pugh as a partner in Hong Kong from Mayer Brown.

Hong Kong Hub

BY Ranajit Dam |

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.

Withers expands litigation offering in HK with hire from Simmons

BY Aparna Sai |

Withers has added commercial litigator Joseph Chu as a partner in Hong Kong from Simmons & Simmons.