News in brief

Holman Fenwick & Willan is expanding its banking, insolvency and fraud team with two new partners. Former Paisner & Co partner Laurence Katz (left) is joining the London office and Herbert Smith partner George Lamplough is joining the Hong Kong office. The firm has also taken on Canadian law firm Bull Housser & Tupper's Shanghai team, led by resident partner Clive Ansley.