Category Archives: Industry

King & Wood Mallesons Rethinks Global Vision as Firm Plays to Asia Strengths

Given the high-profile collapse of its European arm, it is inevitable that King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been rethinking its global plans. Roughly five months after the legacy SJ Berwin business officially became the  U.K.’s biggest-ever law firm failure, and about seven months after news reports said KWM had discussed a global tie-up with the […]

Morrison & Foerster Adds Private Funds Partner in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster has hired a funds partner in Hong Kong. Former Debevoise & Plimpton associate Serena Tan has joined the firm’s corporate practice. She advises funds formation, structuring and investment transactions. Last year, she represented Hony Capital on a $430 million investment round in workplace provider WeWork Companies. Tan had been with Debevoise for […]

Akin Gump Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has added an energy and projects partner in Singapore. Longtime Norton Rose Fulbright partner Michael Joyce joins the firm’s global energy and transactions practice. A mergers and acquisitions lawyer, Joyce has advised deals in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Last year, he advised JX Nippon Oil […]