Clyde & Co has significantly boosted to its Southeast Asia construction team with the appointment of Jon Howes as joint head of APAC infrastructure and Sean Hardy as a partner of Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore. Howes has huge depth of experience in dispute resolution in the construction and engineering sectors. He specialises in domestic and international arbitrations, mediation, adjudication and expert determination. He also has considerable experience in professional negligence actions in the construction industry. On the other hand, Hardy is an arbitration specialist with a focus on the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors. He has advised on major projects in the Asia Pacific region, including power stations, jack-up rigs, pipelines, ports, petrochemical and water treatment plants, tunnels, railways, roads and airports.
Shearman & Sterling has added Max Hua as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Hua’s practice focuses on public takeovers, private equity, M&A, capital markets, including IPOs in Hong Kong, and general corporate regulatory and compliance matters. He previously worked for two leading international law firms in Hong Kong for 11 years, and helped to set up the Hong Kong law practice of a major Chinese law firm. A native Mandarin speaker, Hua is also fluent in English and Cantonese.
YKVN has added Hyun Kim as a partner to be based in its Singapore office, effective August 19, 2019. Kim is a US lawyer specialising in capital markets and cross border M&A. He joined Clifford Chance in 2009 in Hong Kong, became partner in 2011, and Korea managing partner in 2012, when the firm launched its Korean practice in Seoul. Previously, he practised at Davis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.