BLP hires arbitration team in Hong Kong
Berwin Leighton Paisner has jump-started an arbitration practice in Hong Kong by hiring a nine-lawyer team from boutique firm Haley & Co. Three of Haley's four partners - Glenn Haley, Ilan Freiman, and Geoff Shaw will join BLP starting 4 May 2015.
For BLP, the hiring creates an arbitration practice in Asia to go with its existing Singapore, UAE, London and Moscow arbitration practices worldwide. BLPs Hong Kong office has been growing since its October 2011 opening. Last September, the firm brought in Bob Charlton from DLA Piper to be its head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.
Partner Glenn Haley will join BLP's global litigation and dispute resolution group, Freiman will work in real estate and Shaw will join the firm's litigation and regulatory group.