Malcolm Kemp and Yeeling Wan, former partners of Stephenson Harwood, have established a boutique firm in Hong Kong called MB Kemp that specialises in dispute resolution and insolvency work.
Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has hired private-wealth specialist Craig Paynter as a partner from offshore law firm Bedell Cristin, where he was senior associate.
Indian law firm Kochhar & Co has hired Richa Chaturvedi as the resident partner in its Singapore office. She was most recently a foreign lawyer at local IP boutique Yusarn Audrey.
Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.
Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has named Adrian Joyce as its foreign law head of project and asset finance. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo, where he was a partner.
Hong Kong firm Tanner De Witt has hired Kevin Warburton as partner in the firm’s arbitration practice from Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May, where he was a counsel.
Acquisition finance specialist Andrew Bishop has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s private equity finance practice in Hong Kong from White & Case.