Former SH litigators set up disputes boutique in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

K&S snaps up Shearman energy duo

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm King & Spalding has strengthened its Singapore office with the hire of energy partners Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy from Shearman & Sterling. Clancy will relocate to Tokyo shortly.

SG: Rajah & Tann welcomes private wealth lawyer from offshore firm

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

India’s Kochhar gets new resident partner in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Asia Appointments: Week of September 14

BY Rowena Muñiz |

King & Spalding nabs energy expert from Shearman, S&R Advocates promoted four lawyers in Mumbai and New Delhi, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

Latham HK partner leaves to join Shearman in London

BY Aparna Sai |

Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.

SAM hires environment lawyer from Khaitan in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.

NRF partner joins Nishimura as foreign law head of asset, project finance

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Asia Appointments: Week of September 7

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Han Kun nabs real estate specialist from KWM, Helmsman appoints disputes associate director, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

HK: Former Slaughters arbitration specialist joins Tanner De Witt

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

HK: Acquisition finance specialist joins Latham from White & Case

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

Asia Appointments: Week of August 31

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Latham plucks restructuring specialist from White & Case, East & Concord lands 8 partners across China, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.