Voon Keat Lai, managing partner for Greater China, and partner Ivy Wong have left Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong to join local boutique MB Kemp, which was set up in September by two other former partners of the UK firm.
Babita Ambekar and Jonathan Goacher, former partners at London-listed firm DWF’s soon-to-be closed Singapore office, have joined CMS and Hill Dickinson, respectively.
DLA Piper has welcomed back real estate Ed Sheremeta as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where he spent nearly six years.
Singapore boutique firm Peter Doraisamy has added three new lawyers: Partners Mike Chiam and Kyle Gabriel Peters, and associate Nicholas Kwa.
India’s J. Sagar Associates has hired a team of five lawyers in Mumbai from L&L Partners, including partner Apurva Jayant.
White-collar crime specialist Kaede Toh has joined Latham & Watkins’ Tokyo office as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where she spent nearly two decades.
Indian law firm S&R Associates has hired a team of five banking and finance specialists in Delhi from J Sagar Associates, including partners Divyanshu Pandey and Arpita Garg.
Disputes specialist Anoj Menon has left Indian law firm AZB & Partners to rejoin Desai & Dewanji as a partner in Mumbai.
Indian law firm Phoenix Legal has hired a six-lawyer maritime disputes team from boutique Legasis Partners, including partner Gautam Bhatikar and counsel Zoeb Cutlerywala.