Movers and Shakers: Asia Partner moves

Movers and Shakers: Asia Partner moves

Group8 presents here a summary of the first quarter’s reported Asian legal market Partner moves in 2018, with a focus on Hong Kong and Singapore. The majority of moves are in the finance sector as firms jockey for position and look to strengthen their teams in an ever increasingly competitive market.

Hong Kong


  1. Bob Charlton Berwin Leighton Paisner (Finance and Asia Head)  Addleshaw Goddard (Asia Head and Managing Partner) April 2018

  2. Wynne Mok Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (Director of Enforcement) → Slaughters and May, Hong Kong (Partner- Investigations) April 2018

  3. Ronald Sum Troutman Sanders (Partner- Arbitration) → Locke Lord (Head of East Asia Arbitration) April 2018
  4. Andrew Chung Goldman Sachs (Managing Director- Disputes) Linklaters (Partner- Disputes) April 2018
  5. Nigel Stamp Eversheds Sutherland (Partner and Head of Asia Commercial and regional TMT practices) K & L Gates (Partner- Global Commercial Technology and Sourcing Practice) April 2018
  6. John Fadely Weil Gosthal & Manges (Head of Private Funds Asia)  Gibson Dunn (Partner-Private Funds) April 2018
  7. Albert Cho Weil Gosthal & Manges (Partner- Private Funds)  Gibson Dunn (Partner- Private Funds) April 2018
  8. Adrian Bott Osborne Clarke, London (Partner and Head of Digital Business)  Osborne Clarke, Hong Kong (Partner and Head of Digital Business) April 2018
  9. William Marshall Baker McKenzie (Head of International Trade)  William Marshall & Co (Principal and Founder- Incorporated Finance) April 2018
  10. Frank Bi Slaughter and May (Counsel- Corporate)  Ashurst (Partner- Corporate) March 2018
  11. Damien Whitehead White & Case (Partner- Restructuring and Finance) → Ashurst (Partner- Restructuring and Finance) February 2018
  12. Eric Tan Fangda Partners (Partner- Banking and Finance)  Ashurst (Partner- Banking and Finance) February 2018
  13. Daniel Lau Allen & Overy (Counsel- Banking and Finance)  Ashurst (Partner- Banking and Finance) February 2018

  14. Gregory Barclay Goodwin Proctor, London (Partner- Funds and Investment)  Goodwin Proctor, Hong Kong (Partner- Funds and Investment) March 2018
  15. Jackie Kahng Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Associate- Finance)  Ropes & Gray (Partner- Finance)  February 2018
  16. Ben Su Kirkland and Ellis (Partner- Securities)   Latham & Watkins (Partner- Securities) February 2018
  17. Catherine McBride Deutsche Bank (Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement in North Asia: Contentious Regulation)  Latham & Watkins (Partner- Contentious Regulatory and Government Investigations) January 2018
  18. Richard Sharpe Clifford Chance (Consultant/Counsel- Government and Internal Investigations)  Kirkland and Ellis (Partner- Government and Internal Investigations) February 2018

  19. Henry Wheare Hogan Lovells (Partner- Intellectual Property)  Nixon Peabody CWL (Partner- Intellectual Property) January 2018

  20. Nicholas Dealy UBS (Head of Litigation & Investigations Asia Pacific Gall Solicitors (Partner- Litigation and Investigations)  January 2018
  21. Brian McKenna Debevoise & Plimpton (Partner- Corporate and Securities)  Mayer Brown JSM (Partner- Corporate and Securities) January 2018
  22. Mark Stevens Mayer Brown JSM (Partner- Real Estate) Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Partner- Real Estate) January 2018




  1. Siva Subramaniam Watson, Farley & Williams (Partner- Finance)  Herbert Smith Freehills (Partner- Finance) April 2018
  2. Samuel Kolehmainen Watson, Farley & Williams (Partner- Aviation Finance) → Herbert Smith Freehills (Aviation Finance) April 2018

  3. Andrew Stott CMS (Partner- Corporate) → Stott Advisory (Founder and CEO) March 2018
  4. Luo Ling Ling Aequitas Law (Partner- Litigation and Disputes) → RHT Law Taylor Wessing (Partner- Litigation and Disputes) March 2018
  5. Alistair Duffield Delta Beta Consultancy (Co-owner and Director- Energy) Holman Fenwick Willan (Partner- Energy and Resourcing) February 2018
  6. Ivan Chia Watson Farley & Williams (Partner- Corporate)  Holman Fenwick Willan (Partner- Corporate) February 2018
  7. Siri Wennevik Wikborg Rein (Partner- Banking and Finance)  Holman Fenwick Willan (Partner- Banking and Finance) February 2018
  8. Anparasan K. Withers KhattarWong, Singapore (Regional Leader for Dispute Resolution in Asia)  WhiteFern LLC (Founder and Director- Commercial and Insurance Litigation and Dispute Resolution) January 2018

  9. Ian Roebuck Allen & Overy (Partner- Banking and Finance) → Mayer Brown JSM (Partner- Banking and Finance) January 2018
  10. Kayal Sachi Allen & Overy (Partner- Banking and Finance)  Mayer Brown JSM (Partner- Banking and Finance) January 2018
  11. Huang Xuhua King & Wood Mallesons (Partner- Mergers and Acquisitions)  Allen & Gledhill (Head of China Practice Group) January 2018
  12. Lee Taylor Clifford Chance (Partner- Corporate)  King & Spalding (Head of Corporate Asia Pacific)  January 2018