DLA Piper has added Julia Gorham as head of the firm’s Asia employment practice. She joins as a partner from JP Morgan where she has been the executive director of litigation and employment counsel for Asia Pacific since 2010. Prior to working at JP Morgan, Gorham was in private practice at Allen & Overy, both in London and Hong Kong. She brings expertise in employment law and internal investigations, as well as contentious regulatory proceedings and a broad range of civil litigation.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has boosted its practice with the addition of Paul Ng as a partner in the firm’s transportation and space group based in its Singapore office. Ng joins from Stephenson Harwood, where he was the global head of its aviation practice. For more than 15 years, Ng has acted for airlines, lenders, operating and finance lessors, borrowers, lessees and arrangers in a wide range of banking, corporate M&As, capital markets, finance and leasing transactions. Known for advising aviation clients throughout Asia on complex, first-in-the-industry structured and receivables financing, he has led a number of landmark tax-based finance, Islamic finance and export credit transactions, including the largest commercial aircraft acquisition ever completed and the acquisition of the largest leasing company based in Asia. Ng is admitted to practice in England and Wales, New York and Singapore.

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