|Tanner De Witt is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Choy as a Consultant. Choy has been based in Hong Kong since 1999 and specialises in advising clients on protecting and enhancing the value of intangible assets, licensing, registration, cross-border transactions and investment matters relating to intellectual property assets and rights as well as counselling on cross-border dispute-resolution matters. Before coming to Hong Kong, Choy was a partner at a US law firm, based in New York and Los Angeles where he focused on cross-border financing, investment, acquisitions and telecommunications transactions. He is admitted in New York, California and Hong Kong.
Johnson Stokes & Master is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mallinson as a full-time Consultant in our Hospitality and Leisure Group. Mallinson brings with him a wealth of experience in the hotel industry. Prior to joining JSM, Mallinson was Legal Director at Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte Limited. He also has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters as well as multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Clyde & Co has hired leading corporate partners, Claudio de Bedin and Jason Carmichael, both formerly of DLA Piper. De Bedin will head Clyde & Co’s rapidly expanding Hong Kong and China corporate commercial practice. He has experience in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, cross border transactions and all forms of company documentation. He advises, in conjunction with PRC correspondents, on the establishment and restructuring of representative offices, wholly foreign owned enterprises and joint ventures in the PRC. Carmichael has experience of commercial transactions in the PRC and throughout Asia, including company acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, distributorship and agency arrangements, private equity investments, corporate restructurings and reorganisations, establishing retail and distribution networks in the PRC and elsewhere in Asia.