17:41, January 16 558 0

2017-01-16 17:41:13
Asia moves: White & Case China head joins PRC firm Han Kun

Former White & Case China head Li Xiaoming has left the global firm to join elite Chinese firm Han Kun as a partner and Dentons Rodyk’s real estate team defects to Singaporean rival Rajah & Tann.

Han Kun Law Offices has hired former China head of White & Case as a partner in Beijing. Li headed White & Case’s China practice since 2005 when he joined the firm from legacy Chinese firm King & Wood. He is experienced in cross-border finance and M&A transactions. In addition to Li, the firm has also appointed private equity lawyer Li Wei as a partner, who joins from domestic rival Global Law Offices. In Hong Kong, its associate firm Miao & co hired King & Wood Mallesons counsel Ye Yurong as a partner.

Dechert has hired corporate partner Stephen Chan and associate Jacqueline Foo from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s Hong Kong office. Chan focuses his practice on corporate and securities transactions.

Simmons & Simmons has relocated litigation and regulatory partner Marc Thorley from London to Hong Kong. He has been a partner in the firm’s London office since 2008. His relocation is set to strengthen the firm’s Asia corporate litigation practice.

Stephenson Harwood has appointed Jane Ng as a partner in its corporate practice in Asia. Ng joins from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft where she was a partner. Ng’s practice has a focus on China-related M&A, regulatory compliance and capital markets work.

Sullivan & Cromwell has relocated seasoned projects partner Jamieson Logie from London to Hong Kong. An English-qualified solicitor, he was previously the firm’s head of Europe, Middle East and Africa project development and finance practice and will take on a new role as head of Asia Pacific project development and finance. He is experienced in acting for developers, borrowers and lenders on projects in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Dentons Rodyk has recruited former judicial commissioner and Senior Counsel Edmund Leow as a partner. Leow will head up the firm’s tax practice. Prior to his appointment as a judicial commissioner of Singapore’s Supreme Court in 2013, he was a long-standing partner of Baker & McKenzie. He founded the firm’s Singapore office Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow in 1992.

DLA Piper has expanded its litigation and regulatory practice in Singapore with the hire of Nathan Bush as a partner. Bush joins from O’Melveny & Myers where he was the sole partner based in the firm’s Singapore office. He will take on the role as head of investigations for Asia and head of antitrust and compensation for Asia.

Duane Morris & Selvam has appointed Mark Wong as a director in Singapore. He joins from Rajah & Tann, where he spent two years as a partner. Prior to Rajah & Tann he practised at Baker & McKenzie and Gide Loyrette Nouel as an associate. He is dual qualified in Singapore and France and advises on cross-border M&A transactions and corporate restructuring.

Rajah & Tann has taken on a seven-lawyer real estate team from Dentons Rodyk led by partner Norman Ho. The team consists of five partners and two associates. The other partners in the team are Chou Ching, Cindy Quek, Gazalle Mok, and Shijie Tan. Ho and his team have been involved in a wide spectrum of property-related transactions, including investment sales and purchase, collective sales, and project development transactions.