Bingham McCutchen has added Steve Lewis as a partner in the firm’s Japanese practice group and financial services area in Tokyo. Lewis joins from Herbert Smith, where he founded and spent 10 years as managing partner of that firm’s Tokyo office. Lewis has advised clients in various M&A’s, investments and energy transactions across a wide variety of industry sectors in Japan. He has worked for many Japanese companies, including Sumitomo, Mitsui, Itochu, NTT DoCoMo and INPEX, and with major UK and EU corporations in Japan.

Minter Ellison has appointed James Mok as a partner, based in Sydney. He joins from King & Wood Mallesons, where he had been a partner since 2006. Mok specialises in structured and asset finance, particularly aircraft leasing and financing. He has a market-leading reputation as an aviation lawyer and asset finance specialist. Educated at the University of Queensland, Mok holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He lectures in postgraduate finance law at the University of New South Wales and has authored articles for the Journal of Banking and Financial Law Practice.

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