Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/12/10


Posted on January 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Shearman & Sterling will merge with Colin Law & Co, a new Hong Kong law practice launched in late December by former O’Melveny & Myers corporate lawyers Colin Law and Peter Chen. The merger will provide Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong with a strategic advantage, as it will gain Hong Kong law capability. Other firms which have gained Hong Kong law capability through strategic alliance was Weil Gotshal & Manges, when it formed an association with two former Simmons & Simmons lawyers in October last year.

Jones Day has reunited with former New York and Singapore partner Dennis Barsky, as he returns to the firm from leading a Singapore based hedge fund. Barsky, will rejoin the firm’s Singapore office as a Private Equity partner bringing his 15 years of corporate experience.

Jones Day has also named Manoj Bhargava as a Partner in the firm’s Singapore office. Bhargava practice includes IPOs, offerings and listings, as well as M&A and private equity transactions.

Reed Smith has named Michael Fosh as partner to its corporate & securities group in Beijing. Fosh joins the firm from Herbert Smith’s Beijing operation where he was the office’s chief representative, bringing to Reed Smith his renowned capital markets and corporate experience.

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