Dechert Boosts Global Corporate Practice with Addition of Asia Team

Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Xiao Yong and Nicholas Song have joined the firm as corporate partners alongside their team. Xiao, who will be resident in the firm’s Hong Kong office, and Song, who will work in Beijing, were most recently partners at Vinson & Elkins.

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Troutman Sanders Expands Energy Practice in China

Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Lynia Lau has joined the firm as a consultant in the Energy practice, based in its Hong Kong and Beijing Offices. Lau was previously a partner and head of Energy and Resources at Stephenson Harwood.

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Morgan Lewis to Expand Pan-China Reach With Addition of Nine Partners in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai

Morgan Lewis announced today that it will significantly expand its pan-China corporate, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and private equity practice by adding nine partners in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. All nine partners will arrive from another global law firm, joining Morgan Lewis’s seven-partner team in mainland China. The move furthers Morgan Lewis’s commitment to China and the Asia-Pacific region, and deepens the presence there with the expected addition of some 40 lawyers and legal professionals to the firm’s 30 lawyers and legal professionals already in China. These 70-plus lawyers and legal professionals will also work closely with Morgan Lewis’s offices in Singapore and Tokyo.

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K&L Gates Adds Corporate, Disputes Partners in Beijing, Hong Kong

Global law firm K&L Gates welcomes Henry Wang and Jay Chiu as partners in the firm’s China offices. Wang arrives at K&L Gates’ Beijing office from Mayer Brown JSM, while Chiu joins the firm’s Hong Kong office from Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served as head of the Asian intellectual property and litigation practice. Their additions bring K&L Gates’ headcount in Asia to more than 110 lawyers, including six partners in Beijing and 12 partners in Hong Kong.

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Jones Day Adds Two New Energy Partners in Beijing

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Dirk Walker and Dina Yin have joined the Firm’s Beijing Office as partners in its Energy Practice. Both Dirk and Dina join Jones Day from King & Wood Mallesons’ Beijing office.

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