|Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed private client expert Simon Michaels as a partner in its Singapore office to head a new practice group which will focus on supporting and developing private clients based in or investing in the region. He joins from Baker & McKenzie’s Singapore office. Michaels, who has vast and proven experience across South East Asia, specialises in advising ultra-high net worth individuals and their related trusts, controlled companies and business.
Eversheds has welcomed M&A partner Jean-Marc Deschandol as the new managing partner of its Shanghai office. Joining the firm after a decade with Norton Rose, he is a corporate finance specialist with more than 20 years of on-the-ground experience in China. Over the years, he has further focused his expertise towards cross-border M&As, leading on complex and high profile transactions. He speaks and reads English, Chinese and French fluently.
Mallesons Stephen Jaques has appointed three new partners and a special counsel, namely Patrick Phua, Jill Wong, Denis Brock and Philip Willox to bolster its practice in the Asia-Pacific region.
Minter Ellison has appointed three new partners in its Hong Kong office with the addition of leading capital markets and M&A lawyers Barbara Mok, Anne Ko and Katherine U. They joined as partners from Jones Day, where they were recognised as leaders in the areas of capital markets and M&A with a long track record of working on deals in the HK and China market. Among the three of them, they have nearly 70 years experience and knowledge in their area of specialization.
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