Skadden adds to Sydney base with NY recruit

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has drafted in one of its most senior New York-based corporate partners to its Australian office in a bid to bolster the Asia-Pacific practice. Christopher Kell, who has been with the firm for 20 years, has relocated to the 15-year-old Sydney office, doubling the partner count to two. The firm is also hoping to add at least two associate attorneys to the office, bringing the total number of lawyers to four.

First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 14 July