Ashurst has added Cliff Chow as a partner in the disputes resolution practice, based in Hong Kong. He is the fourth lateral hire the firm has made in Asia this year. Joining from Allen & Overy, Chow has more than a decade of experience acting for major international and regional banks and financial institutions, in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by financial regulators and law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong, China, US, UK and other European countries. He has acted on a large number of complex, cross-border regulatory, corruption and FCPA investigations, including some of the most significant regulatory matters impacting on Hong Kong’s financial institutions in recent years. Chow also has significant experience in managing financial mis-selling, litigation and arbitrations, as well as complex commercial disputes.
Gall has added Kajal Aswani as a partner in the family and divorce practice in July 2020. She joins from Robertsons in Hong Kong, where she has been a partner since 2015. Aswani is an experienced disputes resolution lawyer, with a focus on family disputes. She has broad experience handling complex and high-profile matrimonial proceedings involving substantial assets and cross-border elements, and advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial claims and children matters. Aswani is a member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association. An LLB graduate of the University of Sheffield, UK, and holding a PCLL from City University of Hong Kong, Aswani is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Cantonese, Hindi and Sindhi.