Ashurst has appointed Keith McGuire as a corporate partner in the firm’s Singapore office. McGuire, whose experience covers a number of industries including financial institutions, energy and infrastructure, has a broad range of corporate expertise and a strong track record of advising on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance and investment fund matters throughout Asia and the Pacific. He joins the firm from Allen & Overy, where he was head of that firm’s Singapore corporate department from May 1998 to December 2005. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, McGuire worked as Asia-Pacific Counsel for TI Group plc.

Ropes & Gray has appointed Maxwell A. Fox as a partner in its Tokyo office and member of its Intellectual Property Group. Formerly co-head of litigation in Paul Hastings’ Tokyo office, Fox will continue to focus his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, licensing and counseling. He has represented a wide range of technology companies and other clients in complex patent disputes, patent licensing, intellectual property issues and other intellectual property infringement litigation, and his clients have included leading manufacturers and distributors of electronic hardware, semiconductors, TFT LCD displays, memory devices, video games, notebook computers, television, DVD-ROMs, scanners and sports equipment. Fox, who is a native English speaker and fluent in Japanese, received his A.B., cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

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