Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has announced that David J Greenwald, currently a deputy general counsel and international general counsel at the Goldman Sachs Group, has rejoined the firm as co-chair. When he was at Fried Frank before he joined Goldman, Greenwald focused on M&A and private equity transactions. He joined Goldman Sachs’ legal department in 1994. Greenwald was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. In addition, he co-chaired Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Suitability Committee, which sets standards for clients and financial products. He was also a member of and counsel to the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee, and counsel to both the European Management Committee and the Growth Markets Operating Committee. He is also deputy chairman of the Financial Markets Law Committee in the United Kingdom and has been co-chair of the PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe for the last five years.

Minter Ellison Hong Kong has appointed Christian Pellone as a partner to spearhead the development of the firm’s tax capability in the region. Pellone is a 20-year international tax veteran who has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, Indonesia, and mainland China. He was formerly the global tax desk leader for Asia Pacific at EY and has advised many multinational companies on tax-effective structuring and risk management in the Asia Pacific region. He also spent three years as the European tax director for a Fortune 300 company. Pellone offers clients a mix of professional tax advisory experience as well as a practical understanding of the issues, challenges and needs of in-house tax departments. He has particular expertise in double tax treaty application and interpretation, and has liaised and worked with the OECD and leading European QCs on treaty-related matters.

Morrison & Foerster has appointed Jake Robson and Adam Summerly as partners to continue the expansion of the firm’s newly opened Singapore office. Both partners will join from the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Robson and Summerly, who have been based in Singapore for eight and 14 years, respectively, are veteran deal advisers with substantial experience handling inbound, outbound and intra-regional transactions across South and Southeast Asia. Robson’s practice is focused on M&A, private equity, cross-border investment, joint ventures and asset-based deals throughout Asia. He also handles capital markets transactions representing issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings in the region. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales. Summerly advises on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, private equity, cross-border investment and JVs, primarily in the infrastructure, transportation, natural resources, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales as well as Hong Kong.

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor has appointed Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt as a partner in its capital markets group effective 24 July 2013. She joins from a major telecommunications provider operating mobile phone services in Thailand, where she was senior vice president, general counsel. Previously, she was a partner at Linklaters (Thailand) and, prior to that, was at Freshfields. She specialises in securitisation, M&A, debt capital markets, and a broad range of other capital markets work. She was also a member of the Takeover Panel of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand.


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