Star partners leave KWM to launch HK boutique
King & Wood Mallesons' star partners are leaving the firm along with a team of associates to launch a new Hong Kong boutique firm.
Larry Kwok was KWM’s managing partner for Asia strategy and markets, before standing down in May 2013 to become a commissioner in the newly-launched Hong Kong Competition Commission. Last week he was appointed for a two-year term as chairman of Hong Kong’s Police Complaints Commission.
Kwok leaves KWM with former Mallesons corporate partner Conrad Chan, who sits on the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, as well as the Takeovers Appeals Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC), and the the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal.