Reed Smith Richards Butler could lose up to 40 members of its Hong Kong team, according to APAC managing partner Denise Jong. Five disputes partners, including David Morrison, plan to join Minter Ellison in early
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DLA Piper has announced a number of leadership changes throughout its offices in Asia. Shanghai-based corporate partner Qiang Li has been named co-regional managing partner for Asia, along with Hong Kong-based disputes
Minter Ellison, Australia's largest firm, has posted a 2.3 percent rise in its 2014/15 revenues, increasing to A$428m. The revenue surpasses for the first time its previous high mark of A$419, which it set in 2011/12.
Bird & Bird has appointed the former Asia Pacific and London head of employment at DLA Piper as a partner in its London office. Pattie Walsh joins the firm a few months after she left DLA Piper. Walsh arrived at DLA
DLA Piper continued its recent hiring spree, bringing in Australian M&A partner James Philips as partner to its practice in Australia. Philips comes to DLA from Minter Ellison, where he was co-head of M&A. Philips'
Spring Law, a West End firm, recently acquired a boutique employment firm in London, Ferguson Solicitors. The combined firm will be known as Spring Ferguson and will have a turnover of £5m. Spring Ferguson will have
UK firm Spring Law has made Nigel Clark its first COO. Clark left Australian firm Minter Ellison last June after 14 years. Clark had managed the firm's London and Beijing offices in addition to practicing at times in
Australian firm Minter Ellison has added three partners from rival firm Maddocks into its tax practice. Carmen McElwain, litigator, Peter Poulos and Chris Kinsella have all joined Minter Ellison and brought with them
Herbert Smith Freehills has lost its Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson. Robinson is joining Morrison & Foerster. Robinson joined legacy firm Herbert Smith in 1999. He has been based in Tokyo for 10 years and
Minter Ellison has appointed a new chief executive, hiring an adviser to King & Wood Mallesons (and the former head of PwC in Australia) for the role. Tony Harrington is set to take the top job from 30 June,