Dentons parachutes staff into Hong Kong

Denton Hall is making further moves to shore up its depleted Hong Kong office by relocating lawyers from its Singapore and London offices.

Nicholas Grandage, a junior equity partner in project finance at Denton Hall's Singapore office, and Emma Quilliam, an associate also in project finance in London, have both moved to the Hong Kong branch.

Just three weeks ago the firm recruited Bina Cunningham, an IP/IT specialist, and assistant Amanda Telfer from Willoughby & Partners to its Hong Kong office. (The Lawyer, 4 October)

David Moroney, international managing partner at Denton Hall, says the firm is not intending to make any lateral hires to its Hong Kong office at the moment.

Grandage says: “I am working on a large power plant project in the Philippines which I will continue to work on but I anticipate the work I do here will be similar.”

Denton Hall has recently experienced a spate of departures from its Hong Kong office, which were triggered by Christopher Clarke, head of the Hong Kong office, who joined CMS Cameron McKenna in June.

Three other partners from the office also left the firm within a four-month period, including Janine Canham, corporate and commercial partner at Denton Hall who followed Clarke to Cameron McKenna.