Debevoise hires Ashurst Asia disputes head

Oct 18, 2018 Debevoise & Plimpton has hired Gareth Hughes in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He joins Debevoise as a litigation partner and brings 15 years of Hong Kong experience to the firm. Hughes comes to Debevoise from Ashurst, where he most recently served as head of dispute resolution for the Asia region. He previously worked at Simmons & Simmons for six years before moving to Ashurst in 2011. Comments and more »

Ince insurance head exits for Stephenson Harwood

Oct 15, 2018 Joe O’Keefe has left his post as global insurance head at Ince & Co for a new position at Stephenson Harwood. O’Keefe, who has been with Ince since 1991, specializes in insurance matters involving shipping,…

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White & Case brings on Kirkland partner in London

Oct 15, 2018 White & Case has hired Gilles Teerlinck, a capital markets partner who joins the firm’s London office. He focuses on international securities transactions, and specializes in high yield debt securities. Teerlinck…

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Ashurst boosts NQ pay to nearly £100,000

Oct 15, 2018 Ashurst has announced that the firm has boosted its pay rates for newly qualified (NQ) lawyers. Base salary for newly qualified solicitors has been increased from £76,000 to £82,000, with a potential total pay package…

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Ropes & Gray M&A partner heads for Haiwen

Oct 15, 2018 Haiwen & Partners has hired Jieni Gu, who joins the firm as an international partner. Gu comes to the firm from Ropes & Gray and will be based in Shanghai. Gu specializes in mergers and acquisitions, with a particular…

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Clydes reorganizes management in Hong Kong

Oct 12, 2018 Clyde & Co has announced that Christopher Jobson, who currently heads up the firm’s Abu Dhabi office, will take on a new role in Hong Kong. Upon joining the Hong Kong office, Jobson will have a regional management…

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White & Case brings on HSF infrastructure partner

Oct 12, 2018 White & Case has hired Simon Caridia, an infrastructure partner from Herbert Smith Freehills. He joins the firm’s London office, and is the firm’s 13th lateral partner hire in the City this year. Caridia began his…

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