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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.
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Hill Dickinson has become the first law firm in Hong Kong to successfully obtain an order from a mainland Chinese court for interim measures in aid of an arbitration administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
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UK-headquartered shipping law firm Hill Dickinson has hired capital markets specialist Kurt Lau as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice in Hong Kong from Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a consultant.
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King & Wood Mallesons has expanded its Tokyo team with two new partners: Arbitration specialist Patric McGonigal, who is relocating from Singapore, and corporate expert Ryunosuke Ushijima, who joins from local firm Miyake, Ushijima & Imamura, where he was a name partner.
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Hill Dickinson has hired insurance, shipping and competition law specialist Caroline Thomas as a partner in Hong Kong from Holman Fenwick Willan.
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UK firm Hill Dickinson has beefed up its commercial disputes practice in Hong Kong with the appointment of Bryan O’Hare, who will officially join the firm on Sept. 1.
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Hill Dickinson is set to launch a Hong Kong office, its ninth globally and second in Asia after Singapore, in October.