GE appoints Slaughters partner as GC Asia

Hong Kong-based Slaughter and May corporate partner Richard Jones has been poached by GE Consumer Finance for it’s in-house legal department.

Jones, a local partner in Slaughters’ Hong Kong office for the past four years, is expected to join GE on 1 January 2006 as its general counsel for Asia.
The move is a rare partner departure from Slaughters.

Jones will replace Tom Clark at GE, who has become the company’s regional government relations vice president.