Milbank bolsters HK cap markets practice with A&O hire

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Milbank has recruited capital markets expert Liang (Alex) Tao as a partner in Hong Kong from Allen & Overy.

Paul Hastings lawyer joins Hill Dickinson in HK as equity cap markets co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Hill Dickinson has hired YK Chan as partner and co-head of its equity capital markets team in Hong Kong from Paul Hastings, where he was an associate.

Hong Kong's Hugill & Ip taps corp partner from Oldham

BY Aparna Sai |

Hong Kong boutique firm Hugill & Ip has added Jade Tang as a partner in its corporate and commercial practice from Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN), where she worked for more than a decade.

Bakers continues HK expansion with Kirkland partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has hired private equity specialist Derek Poon as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis where he worked for over eight years.

Arrest of Prominent Lawyers in Hong Kong Casts Uncertainty

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Last month’s mass arrests are the latest blow to Hong Kong’s autonomy, say legal bodies and human rights groups in the city and beyond. But the arrests haven’t been the only development concerning…

HK: Bakers strengthens finance practice with Shearman hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has appointed leveraged finance specialist Kenneth Ching as a partner in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.

HK: Simmons snaps up finance lawyer from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has added financial markets specialist James Pedley as a partner in Hong Kong from Clifford Chance, where he was a foreign legal consultant.

Mayer Brown HK trio test positive for COVID-19

BY Aparna Sai |

Three lawyers from Mayer Brown’s Hong Kong office have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the firm. The lawyers recently returned from a business trip overseas, where they are thought to have…

HK: Ashurst boosts M&A practice with DLA hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Ashurst has added corporate lawyer Melody He-Chen as a partner in Hong Kong from DLA Piper.

Hong Kong judge warns of 'full force storm' over protest-hit city

BY Reuters |

One of Hong Kong’s most experienced judges has warned that a storm over the rule of law has “broken out in full force” in the protest-hit Asian financial hub, urging people to treasure the system.