|Oldham, Li & Nie has added Stephen Chan as partner in its dispute resolution practice. Chan first joined the firm in 2014. After a brief period with a boutique city firm specialising in commercial litigation, he returned to the firm. Chan is a seasoned litigator and has in-depth experience in handling complex commercial dispute resolution cases. He regularly acts for multinational corporations in Hong Kong-based litigation and international arbitration matters. He also acts on contentious employment matters. Chan led the ground-breaking case of Sunny Tadjudin v Bank of America, which firmly established the existence of the implied term of anti-avoidance in Hong Kong employment law. The decision has recently been upheld on appeal. Chan was admitted to practice in Hong Kong and New Zealand in 2014 and 2007, respectively. He is a member of the Hong Kong Law Society Arbitration Committee.
Withers has hired corporate finance specialist Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand, who advises many of the leading family groups in Malaysia and South-East Asia, as partner in its London office. The majority of her practice involves advising these groups and individuals on investment into Europe and the US, as well as listings on markets across these regions. She joins the firm from Olswang, and has previously worked at Fasken Martineau, as well as qualifying as a barrister.