Former Simmons, Fried Frank China MP relaunches solo firm

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.

Greenberg Traurig expands in Seoul with Lee & Ko, Paul Hastings hires

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has bolstered its presence in Korea after hiring corporate lawyers Jang Hyuk Yeo and Eun Sang Hwang as shareholders.

Deacons bolsters corporate finance practice with Ogier hire

BY Asian Legal Business |

Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest local law firm, has hired banking and finance lawyer Erica Wong as a partner from offshore firm Ogier, where she was a managing associate.

HK: Goodwin Procter expands PE offering with Paul Weiss hire

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm Goodwin Procter has hired Edwin Chan as a partner in its private equity practice in Hong Kong from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he was counsel.

Winston HK partner exits to join VC firm in Singapore

BY Asian Legal Business |

Khoon Jin Tan, a former partner at Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong, has left to join CBC Group, a healthcare-dedicated investment firm, as managing director. He will be based in Singapore.

Mumbai: Trilegal snaps up banking duo from CAM

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indian law firm Trilegal has beefed up its banking and finance practice with the hires of Pranav Sharma and Mallika Chopra as partners from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM).

India’s HSA adds Delhi infrastructure team from Advaita

BY Asian Legal Business |

HSA Advocates has hired a team of projects and infrastructure lawyers in Delhi from Advaita Legal, including partners Shailendra Kumar Singh, Alok Shankar and Monali Dutta.

Singapore: White & Case picks up CC India practice co-head

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm White & Case has hired capital markets expert Rahul Guptan as a partner in Singapore from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, where Guptan spent nearly 13 years, and was most recently co-head of the Global India Group.

SAM raids Tatva Legal for corporate team in Bengaluru

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has hired a corporate team from Tatva Legal in the southern city of Bengaluru, including equity partner Manav Nagaraj and partner KS Bhargava.

K&L Gates boosts aviation finance, R&I offering in HK with Pillsbury hire

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm K&L Gates has hired Eugene Yeung, who focuses on aviation finance and restructuring and insolvency, as a partner in Hong Kong from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he was a counsel.

Asia Appointments: Week of May 24

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Clifford Chance nabs regulatory partner from Freshfields, DLA hires cap markets expert from Kirkland and much more in this week Asia Appointments table.

Tokyo: MoFo lands litigation partner from DLA Piper

BY Aparna Sai |

Morrison & Foerster has brought on board litigation expert Takahiro Nonaka as a partner in Tokyo from DLA Piper.