Partner Moves and Promotions 12/14/12

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Davis Polk & Wardwell appointed partner Martin Rogers, former Clifford Chance Asia Pacific litigation and dispute resolution head and financial services co-head, to the firm’s capital markets and corporate focused Hong Kong office. He has spent over 22 years in Asia advising and working on complex regulatory enforcement and white collar crime. He is qualified in both England and Hong Kong.

Davis Polk & Ward well also appointed partner James Wadham to its Hong Kong office. Formerly a partner at Clifford Chance for 10 years, Wadham specializes in complex regulatory matters and litigation, including cross-border shareholder and investor disputes, as well as negligence defense work. He will be working with fellow hire Martin Rogers to launch the firm’s Hong Kong litigation practice.

Jones Day appointed partner Michelle Chan to its Singapore banking and finance practice. With more than 20 years of experience, Chen focuses on structured finance, particularly project finance and pre-export finance in the energy sector. She also has experience with credit insurance, restructuring and general financing. Previously, she was a partner in the legacy office of Herbert Smith. She is qualified in England and Wales, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Jones Day also appointed partner John Emmerig to its global disputes practice in Sydney. His expertise lies in major claims and strategic litigation. Previously, Emmerig was a senior partner in Ashurst Australia’s litigation group, a head of its national class actions practice, and a leading figure in its government practice.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy appointed project finance specialist Alexander Borisoff to partnership in its Tokyo office. He has advised on a variety of US and cross border projects, structured financings, and investment transactions, focusing on mining, oil and gas and power-related financings. He has also worked on M&A, private equity, restructurings, acquisition and leverage financings.

Minter Ellison appointed Michael Harrison to its Sydney office. He is specialized in energy resources and infrastructure projects, and focuses his practice on the power, oil and gas (including LNG), mining, natural resources, transport and waste sectors. His client base includes industry participants and project sponsors, as well as governments, government owned corporations and state owned enterprises, regulatory authorities and financiers, and he is well known for his pan-Asian experience. Previously, he was a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

O’Melveny & Myers promoted Shanghai based M&A lawyer Wenseng (Wendy) Pan to partnership, along with five other lawyers worldwide. Pan has advised life science companies and technology companies on product and technology licensing, strategic partnerships, joint venture formation and research, product development and commercialization collaborations. She has alspo actedi n private and public M&A, including leveraged buy-outs, stock and/or cash acquisition, asset sales and acquisition, mergers, tender offers and going-private transactions. Pan joined the firm in 2011.

Simmons & Simmons appointed finance expert Jay Lee as a partner at its Hong Kong office. Previously head of legal debt capital markets department at Standard Chartered Bank for China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, Lee will be focusing on developing the firm’s debt capital market practice in China, emphasizing RMB bonds, G-3 bonds, medium-term note programmes, equity linked products and local currency bonds. Lee has worked at Citigroup, Shin & Kim and Skadden, and is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong and attorney-at-law in New York.

Taylor Vinters appointed partner Henry Goodwin to its Singapore office, which specializes in technology, investment and private wealth work in the Asia Pacific region. Goodwin’s practice focuses on the delivery of cross border venture capital, M&A and commercial sourcing solutions in the technology, media, FCMG and professional services sectors. He previously had an in-house role at investment firm Orient Global, and ran a personal consulting firm, Sword Consulting, for two years.

Withers appointed Simon Michaels to its Singapore office. Having implemented trust and other wealth structuring solutions for high net worth clients and acted in contentious international trust matters, Michaels will focus on advising ultra high net worth families and trust companies, and tax and wealth planning. Previously, he worked at Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leong.


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