Bird & Bird appoints John Chiu to steer expansion in Asia
Bird & Bird has appointed John Chiu as chief operating officer for Greater China and corporate development officer for Asia. The roles are newly created, as part of the firm’s strategy to increase its revenue and headcount in Asia by 20 per cent in the next three to five years.
Chiu’s new role will see him divide his time between Hong Kong and the firm's Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore practices.
Chairman of the China executive committee Justin Walkey commented: "John's appointment is an integral part of Bird & Bird's international development strategy to put in place high level management and operational structures, and further reinforces our commitment to clients in the Asia Pacific region.
"His knowledge and understanding of the firm's long-term management and financial strategy made him the best man for the job."