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King & Wood Mallesons has added disputes specialist Amanda Lees as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office from Simmons & Simmons.
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With technology usage ramped up by the global COVID-19 pandemic, forward-thinking law firms are increasingly looking to invest in smart technology solutions that enable their lawyers to thrive, regardless of physical location. Whether firms want to attract top talent with flexibility, work more collaboratively as an organisation, or offer clients a more sophisticated experience, post-pandemic, decisions makers are taking a strategic approach into 2021.
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Debt capital markets specialist Yue Song has left Clifford Chance to join King & Wood Mallesons as a partner in Hong Kong.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Pop Mart International Group on its HK$5.2 billion ($674 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and King & Wood Mallesons representing the joint sponsors and the underwriters.

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UK law firm Stephenson Harwood has appointed Fan Yang as a partner in Hong Kong from King & Wood Mallesons where she was a consultant.

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UK firm Ashurst has hired derivatives expert Jonathan Chapman as a partner in Hong Kong from King & Wood Mallesons where he was a counsel.
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Paul Hastings and Dentons have advised China’s Weihai City Commercial Bank on its $365.3 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese fintech firm Ant Group on its planned $30 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons counselling the joint sponsors.
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King & Wood Mallesons has hired Jake Robson as an M&A partner in its Singapore office from Morrison & Foerster.
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King & Wood Mallesons has expanded its Singapore office with the hire of banking specialist John Shum as a partner from White & Case, and relocated funds partner Will McCosker from Sydney.