DLA Piper today announced the appointment of Brett Stewien, an expert in Asian and Chinese cross-border investment, as Consultant in the Corporate group. Brett has over ten years professional experience in a broad range of corporate transactional matters across Asia, with nearly eight years as a lawyer based in Hong Kong and three years in Australia. He has particular expertise in advising multinationals entering joint ventures with Chinese companies as well as advising small to medium-sized corporate deals.

Brett is a regular speaker on corporate and finance-related issues. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Deakin University, Australia, and is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Law Society of England and Wales, and the Australia China Business Council. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Brett was Head of Corporate and Commercial at a respected Hong Kong-based law firm.

Ince & Co’s partner team in Hong Kong has increased with the addition of Bill Amos. Bill joins the firm from Johnson Stokes & Master, where he has been a partner for seven years.

Qualified to practise in both England & Wales and Hong Kong, Bill is experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, banking, international trade, shipping and insurance. His commercial experience extends to regulatory matters and directors’ duties, as well as company and trust disputes. Bill conducts London, Hong Kong and China-based arbitrations.

Norton Rose Hong Kong today announced that Stephen Begley is to join their practice as an energy and asset finance partner. Stephen joins from Lovells where he is an Of Counsel specialising in energy related project finance, gas, LNG, coal and refinancing oil products.

Prior to joining Lovells in 2005, Stephen worked with Norton Rose in the London and Singapore offices, having joined in 1994 as a trainee. At Norton Rose he worked in shipping finance, projects, and energy, including having structured and drafted the Singapore market gas structure and Network Code.

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