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Herbert Smith's Asian construction group head has been appointed managing partner of the Hong Kong office.
`Mark Lloyd-Williams is to succeed David Willis who has served in the role since August 1997. Willis will return to the firm's head office in London.`Willis said: "The Hong Kong practice has grown strongly over recent years. With Mark's reputation and exceptional leadership qualities we're confident that the firm will continue its development."`Founded in 1982, the firm's Hong Kong office is the largest single presence outside the UK, and Lloyd-Williams will begin his appointment at the beginning of July.`He said: "I'm naturally delighted with the appointment. I look forward to managing a successful team which applies its collective experience to matters across the region while representing a major force in corporate, finance, project and dispute resolution advice in Hong Kong".`The firm has recently promoted three new partners in the office, bringing the total number of partners to 22, and fee-earners to 85.`Willis said: "As one of the three key regions driving the global economy Asia constitutes an extremely important part of Herbert Smith's international practice."`Last year, the firm expanded its Asian presence further by opening in Tokyo, an association formed with Hiswara Bunjamin and Tandjung in Jakarta, and a new alliance with Arfat Selvam & Gunasingham in Singapore.