Gadens has added Jodylee Bartal as a partner in its family and relationship law team. Bartal joins from Lander & Rogers, where she has practiced for over ten years. Prior to that, she was head of the family law practice at Russell Kennedy. Bartal is an accredited specialist in family law. Highly experienced with an excellent reputation, she advises on all areas involving married and de facto couples, from separation, divorce and parenting disputes, to children’s matters, binding financial agreements, all aspects of financial and property settlements and litigation/defended matters. Her experience includes acting in multi-party disputes, multiple jurisdictions and complex parenting, property (including international disputes), tax, valuation and financial matters.

Walkers has added James Gaden as a partner in the corporate and investment funds group in its Hong Kong office. Gaden has over 15 years of experience providing legal advice to the financial services sector, with a specific focus on the investment funds industry. He has worked extensively with private equity and hedge fund managers across the region. He advises on fund formation and structuring, transactional matters, including M&As, fund restructuring and fund financing. Over the years, he has developed strong expertise in the venture capital space, particularly in fintech-related industries.

White & Case has expanded its global white-collar practice with the addition of Bingna Guo as a new partner in Beijing. Guo has broad white-collar experience in internal investigations and providing compliance advice and representation on domestic and cross-border matters for multinational companies. She also advises companies on comprehensive compliance programmes and training. Guo has significant experience in cross-border litigation, international commercial arbitration and mediation, regulatory matters, crisis management and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers.

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