Ai-Leen Lim has joined the Hong Kong office of Bird & Bird as a partner. Lim joins the firm from Singapore based firm Colin Ng & Partners, where she was co- head of the regional IP group, chief representative of the Beijing office and resident partner of the Hong Kong office. She was also previously an Assistant Registrar of Trade Marks and Patents at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Lim has advised on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work, including trade marks, patents, copyrights, designs and anti-piracy. She also deals with clients in relation to intellectual property commercialisation and licensing work, and has advised on event organisation, media and entertainment law issues.

Gilbert + Tobin welcomes new partner Julian Courtney-Stubbs to the Corporate, Communications and Technology practice from his position as Head of the Asia Corporate Group at the Hong Kong office of Bird & Bird. Courtney-Stubbs has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in the technology, communications, media, banking, e-commerce and life sciences as well as aviation and aerospace industry sectors. He speaks Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish and Italian. He is qualified to practise law in Hong Kong, England & Wales and Australia.

Shook Lin & Bok LLP has appointed Roland Samosir to head the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practice. Samosir was most recently the Vice President and General Counsel for North East Asia and Japan at Alcatel Lucent, a global telecommunications infrastructure company. Samosir holds LL.B (Hons) and LL.M degrees from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Yulchon recently added Dr. Kyung Keun Lee as a tax partner. With more than 20 years of tax experience at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) and the National Tax Service, Lee will focus on complex corporate and international tax issues. Prior to joining Yulchon, Lee served as Director of Corporate Taxation and Director International Taxation at the MOFE and was involved in developing and drafting key tax laws and regulations affecting foreign investments into Korea. In 2005, he was appointed as a Vice Chair of UN Tax Expert Committee in recognition of his working experience at the OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration as a Principal Administrator. Lee is a graduate of Seoul National University and received his MBA from University of California at Berkeley, and PhD from Sciences-Po Paris in France.

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