Bakers loses two partners to US rivals in Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie has seen two of its Hong Kong partners leaving to join US rivals Dechert and Troutman Sanders respectively.

The two partners leaving Bakers’ Hong Kong office are corporate partner Rossana Chu and litigation partner Kareena Teh.

Chu has joined Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s commercial and securities group. She is admitted in Hong Kong and England & Wales. She advises clients on public M&A transactions, IPOs and listings as well as corporate restructurings.

Teh is joining Dechert’s Hong Kong office as a litigation partner. Qualified in Hong Kong and New Zealand, she handles general corporate and commercial litigation, focusing on governance, directors’ and officers’ liability, and insurance litigation. Teh is one of the first 15 lawyers that were granted higher rights of audience in Hong Kong last year (7 February 2013).

Teh’s appointment with Dechert comes after the departure of Dechert’s Asia head of litigation David Chu, who is joining Proskauer Rose’s Hong Kong office as a partner. Chu is the second partner to leave Dechert in one week, following managing partner Basil Hwang’s move to Chinese firm Zhong Lun (13 January 2014).