Baker & McKenzie has further reinforced its employment law offering with the appointment Rowan McKenzie who will join the firm on 22 September 2014. He joins the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner from Linklaters, where he served as head of the Employment and Incentives Practice in Asia. McKenzie is an experienced and senior employment practitioner, focusing on advisory and transactional employment law issues for a variety of local and international corporate clients. He has extensive expertise in coordinating regional employment law advice across all major Asia Pacific jurisdictions and has handled numerous complex employment matters for large local conglomerates, major investment banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity firms and brokerages.

Baker & McKenzie has also grown its competition offering with the appointment of Stephen Crosswell. He joins the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner from Clifford Chance, where he served as the head of Antitrust & Competition Practice in Hong Kong and coordinated the overall practice in Asia. Crosswell is an experienced antitrust lawyer, focusing on transactional and advisory competition law issues for a variety of local and international corporate clients. He has been involved in a number of high profile cases with a particular emphasis on the telecommunications and media, energy (oil and gas, electricity), infrastructure, property and retail sectors.

Colin Ng & Partners has added Sean La’Brooy as partner who will be leading a new Professional Liability and Insurance Practice Group. La’Brooy has been in practice for 14 years and has extensive experience in professional (including medical) liability disputes, disciplinary proceedings, international arbitration, dispute resolution, construction and engineering and insurance matters. He is also very proactive in pro bono where he is a volunteer lawyer and a member of the Moulmein Citizens’ Consultative Committee.

Norton Rose Fulbright has added Stella Cramer as a partner in the Singapore office. Cramer joins from Standard Chartered Bank, where she was head of Legal & Compliance, Data Technology & Operations, Group Legal & Compliance. She is a market-leading lawyer in sourcing and technology, intellectual property and data privacy in the Singapore market. She has been based in Singapore for the last four years, firstly at ANZ Banking Group, and most recently at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to this, she had been in private practice at law firms in London, Hong Kong and the US.

Taylor Wessing has added Nick Carnell as a partner in the firm’s Dubai office as head of construction. Carnell has been in the region for nearly ten years and acts regularly for leading developers, funders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors, professionals and insurers. He has extensive advocacy experience in all forms of dispute resolution and is a registered practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts where he issued the first claim form. He is a chartered arbitrator and a CEDR accredited mediator.

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