Representative Partner Moves--Q4 2015

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Each 2015 Quarter: Q1  / /  Q2  / /  Q3  / /  Q4

While Asia’s markets continue to cool, the economies are still growing at a faster pace than the vast majority of other regions and we witnessed more partner moves in 2015 than in the past five years.  

Representative Partner Moves—October 2015

Hong Kong,

Jennifer van Dale, Employment, moved from Gall Solicitors to Eversheds, Hong Kong.

Jini Lee, Debt Capital Markets, moved from Linklaters to Ashurst, Hong Kong.

Michael Withington, Disputes, moved from Gall Solicitors to Howse Williams Bowers, Hong Kong.

Yilong Du, Equity Capital Markets and M&A, moved from Goldman Sachs (Executive Director and Counsel) to Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong.

Pattie Walsh, Employment, moved from DLA Piper, London to Bird & Bird, Hong Kong and London.

Samantha Thompson, Corporate Finance and M&A, moved from Linklaters, Hong Kong to PricewaterhouseCoopers, London and Hong Kong.


Mainland China

Mengyu Lu, Corporate Finance, moved from Kirkland Ellis to Sidley Austin, Beijing.

Richard Wagner, Disputes, moved from Baker & McKenzie, Chicago (Senior Associate) to Steptoe & Johnson, Beijing and Chicago.

Alexander Fischer, Corporate M&A and FDI, moved from Roedl & Partners to Reed Smith, Shanghai.


Linda Lee, Corporate Finance and M&A, moved from Allen & Overy to Carey Olsen, Singapore.

Steffen Pedersen, Shipping and Energy, moved from Wikborg  Rein to Thomas Cooper, Singapore.

Representative Partner Moves to Date—November 2015

Hong Kong

Alexander Lloyd, Debt Capital Markets, moved from Sidley Austin to Clifford Chance, Hong Kong.

Frederick Hui, Litigation, moved from DLA Piper (Senior Associate) to Zhong Lun Law Firm, Hong Kong.

Kelley Naphtali, Restructuring, moved from Lipman Karas to Kirkland & Ellis, Hong Kong.

Mainland China

Benjamin Qui, Capital Markets, moved from Cooley to Loeb & Loeb, Beijing.

Kefeng Zhao, IP, Litigation, moved from JunHe to Anjie Law Firm, Beijing.

Yu Wang, Private Equity, M&A, moved from JunHe to Anjie Law Firm, Beijing.

Jieni Gu, M&A, moved from Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Counsel) to Ropes & Gray, Shanghai.


Andrew Gray, Marine, moved from Hill Dickinson to Clyde & Co, Singapore.

Martin David, Energy, moved from Baker & McKenzie to Ince & Co, Singapore.

Mohan Subbaraman, Dispute Resolution, moved from Incisive Law, Ince & Co to Reed Smith, Singapore.

Richard Lovell, Shipping, moved from Ince & Co to Reed Smith, Singapore.

Tahirah Ara, Finance, moved from Berwin Leighton Paisner to Withers, Singapore.

Representative Partner—December 2015

Hong Kong

Anna L. Gamers, Technology and Innovation, moved from Baker & McKenzie to Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong.

Jessica Zhou, Capital Markets, moved from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Senior Associate) to White & Case, Hong Kong.

Rosa Ng Sin Kiu, Corporate Finance, moved from Squire Patton Boggs to Watson Farley & Williams, Hong Kong.

Sebastien Evrard, Antitrust, moved from Jones Day to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Hong Kong.

William Ku, Debt Capital Markets, moved from King & Wood Mallesons (Associate) to Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong.

Jason R. Nelms, Fund Formation, moved from Proskauer Rose, New York (Senior Associate) to Morrison & Foerster, Hong Kong, New York.


George Cyriac, Corporate M&A, Private Equity, moved from White & Case (Counsel) to Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, Singapore.

Michael Horn, Project Finance, moved from Clyde & Co to DLA Piper, Singapore.

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