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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Stephen Chan Joins Dechert’s Corporate Practice in Hong Kong

Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Stephen Chan has joined the firm in its Hong Kong office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities group. He was previously a corporate partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and joins the firm with a team of associates.

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Leading Corporate Partner Frank Yuen to Join Clifford Chance in Hong Kong

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has strengthened further its tier one corporate practice in Asia with the appointment of Mr Frank Yuen who joins its Hong Kong office in early 2017. Mr Yuen is a highly respected corporate partner who has advised on some of the most complex and high profile M&A and equity capital market transactions in the market.

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CMS Opens Office in Hong Kong

International law firm CMS has opened an office in Hong Kong. Following years of previous activity by the CMS International Arbitration Group in Hong Kong and intense preparations, approval was recently received from the Law Society of Hong Kong. This enables the firm to be represented in this location from September 2016. This is the second international office to be opened in 2016, after Tehran in February.

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Orrick Adds Leading Litigator in Hong Kong

Orrick announced today that leading litigator Charles Allen has joined the firm as a partner in its complex litigation and dispute resolution practice in Hong Kong. Charles joins Orrick from Sidley Austin, where he led the firm’s Hong Kong commercial litigation practice.

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