Cleary Gottlieb partner Megan Tang will join the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong as Director of the Corporate Finance Division in February 2014. She joined the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in 2008 and made a significant contribution to the firm’s capital markets, M&A and private equity practices. Tang has advised numerous high-profile public companies and their major shareholders and management on corporate governance and compliance matters, including general disclosure obligations, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption regulations.

Howse Williams Bowers has appointed Jill Wong as a partner. She has 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions and multi-national companies on contentious and non-contentious regulatory, compliance and risk management matters. Joining from King & Wood Mallesons, Wong was previously deputy general counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and was the Asia-Pacific head of a major international bank’s Regulatory Advisory Group, Legal & Compliance. Her experience includes advising financial institutions and listed companies on, among other things, money laundering, insider dealing and other market misconduct, investor protection, sale of structured products, listing rules, auditing issues, corporate governance and clearing/settlement/payment systems.

Singh & Singh Law Firm‘s managing partner Prathiba M Singh was designated by the Full Court of the Delhi High Court as a senior advocate on 16 December 2013. This is a distinguished designation and the first time an IP practitioner has been recognised in this vein. Following her designation, she will be stepping down as managing partner of the firm and will be appearing and advising only in such matters as the firm may engage her services as a senior advocate.

Tilleke & Gibbins has strengthened its insurance practice group with the addition of Michael Turnbull as Of Counsel in the firm’s Bangkok office this January 2014. He joins from Hong Kong–based firm Deacons, where he worked as a partner for 15 years. Turnbull’s work is primarily focussed on insurance commercial litigation, having acted for reinsurers, insurers and insureds, brokers, and loss adjusters in various legal jurisdictions (including the PRC) on a range of claims-related issues arising from critical policy disputes, high-stakes inter-insurance commercial disputes and mediation of insurance-related disputes. On the non-contentious side, he has advised brokers on regulatory issues relating to doing business throughout Asia, and he has assisted international insurers in establishing their operations in numerous jurisdictions.

Winston & Strawn has appointed Marco Pocci as a partner in the energy sector practice to be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Formerly a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Pocci concentrates on cross-border M&A, corporate restructuring and corporate transactions, including international group reorganisations among multi-nationals. He has worked with European, Indian and Chinese clients actively in a variety of industry sectors, including renewable energy. He also advises investors on corporate governance issues and how to invest in emerging markets.

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