Clyde & Co has appointed Jonathan Wyatt as a partner in its insurance practice in Perth, Western Australia. He joins from Sparke Helmore, where he was also a partner. Wyatt grew up in Hong Kong and qualified in London before returning to Hong Kong, where he worked at Clyde & Co. Since 2000 he has developed a practice in Perth, primarily focusing on professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ (D&O), general liability and marine. He is being joined by special counsel Paul Graham and two senior associates, Trent O’Neill and Alen Sinanovic, all from Sparke Helmore.
Dechert has added Singapore and English qualified Siew Kam Boon as a corporate partner based in Singapore. She was previously a partner at K&L Gates, focusing on M&As, private equity and emerging growth and venture capital. Boon focuses on M&As, with a significant background in cross-border transactions, and on private equity and emerging growth, with an emphasis on Pan-Asian matters. In addition to private equity funds, she has extensive experience working with venture capital funds, sovereign wealth funds and corporate clients across multiple industries. Throughout her career, Boon has been involved in some of the largest high profile M&A, private equity and venture deals in the Asia Pacific region. Her experience spans across various sectors, including technology, healthcare and life sciences, outsourcing, media, telecommunications, FMCG, energy, infrastructure and resources.
FitzGerald Lawyers has added Hans Lee as a partner in its Hong Kong office, as head of the firm’s IP practice. A chartered patent attorney (UK) and Hong Kong qualified lawyer, Lee works extensively in patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets. He has particular experience in telecommunications, semiconductors, electronic devices, power tools, biotechnology, anti-counterfeiting technology and software. Lee was previously a partner in the IP practice at Nixon Peabody CWL and a member of the patent team at Bird & Bird Hong Kong.
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners has added Khemajit Choomwattana as a capital markets partner. A leader in capital markets and corporate acquisitions, he advises public and private companies on strategic transactions and has extensive experience in domestic and international offerings, capital increases and real estate investment trusts. He obtained an LLB at Chulalongkorn University and an LLM in securities and financial regulations from Georgetown University, US.