Ashurst to launch disputes practice in HK after Simmons hire

April 18, 2011 Ashurst is set to launch a Hong Kong dispute resolution practice after the hire of Simmons & Simmons China disputes head Gareth Hughes.

Ashurst Asia head Geoffrey Green said: "We do a lot of work with investment banks in Hong Kong and Gareth, who has a strong reputation and is extremely well-known here, will fit in nicely with that work and offer our clients a new service." He added: "We will continue to grow selectively. I do not see an immediate need for more practice areas but we will add more depth to our existing ones."

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