Virtual law firm Rimon lands Morgan Lewis’ former Beijing MP

BY Aparna Sai |

Cloud-based law firm Rimon Law has hired Xiaowei Ye as a partner in the firm’s Shenzhen and Washington DC offices. Ye was managing partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Beijing office between 2014 and 2018.

HK:  Finance expert returns to Sidley as partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has welcomed back finance specialist Olivia Ngan as a partner in the firm’s China corporate and finance practice in Hong Kong. Ngan joins from Linklaters, where she was a counsel.

Former ELP lawyers launch new firm in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Darshan Upadhyay, Shyam Pandya, Amit Manubarwala and Bhavin Gada, erstwhile private equity partners at Indian firm Economic Laws Practice, have left to set up a boutique firm in Mumbai.

Asia Appointments: Week of August 24

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Withers nabs arbitration expert from Eversheds, Hylands adds disputes partner in Beijing, and much more in our weekly Asia Appointments roundup.

HK: MoFo welcomes investigations expert from Davis Polk

BY Aparna Sai |

Morrison & Foerster has added Chen Zhu as a partner in its investigations and white collar defence practice in Hong Kong from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was a counsel.

Asia Appointments: Week of August 17

BY Rowena Muñiz |

L&S hires PE expert from OYO, Jingtian grows practice with partner hires, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Shanghai investigations partner rejoins Paul Hastings after in-house stint

BY Aparna Sai |

Investigations and white-collar crime specialist Haiyan Tang, who left Paul Hastings’ Shanghai office as a partner last year to join CBC Group at its chief legal and compliance officer, has returned to the U.S. firm.

India’s L&S bulks up corp practice with new partners in Bengaluru, Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan has added corporate and M&A experts Gaurav Dayal and Amritha Salian as partners in Delhi and Bengaluru, respectively.

India’s IndusLaw hires PE/VC partner in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has recruited finance specialist Siddharth Manchanda as a partner in Mumbai from local boutique Algo Legal.

India’s Singh & Associates hires head of indirect tax

BY Aparna Sai |

India law firm Singh & Associates has named Smita Singh as the firm’s new head of indirect tax practice in Gurugram. She joins from Ashok Dhingra Associates, where she was a partner.

Asia Appointments: Week of August 10

BY Rowena Muñiz |

R&P China grows practice, Singh & Associates hires indirect tax specialist, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

Ince welcomes dispute resolution expert in HK from Han Kun’s associated firm

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Ince has hired dispute resolution and litigation lawyer Bonita Chan as a partner in its Hong Kong office.