Lovells loses second partner in a week

West Coast US firm O’Melveny & Myers has raided Lovells for a new corporate partner.

Shanghai-based partner Colin Law is leaving the City-based firm to join O’Melveny on 18 September.

Law is the second partner to quit Lovells this week. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com on Tuesday (29 August) the firm announced the departure of London-based employment partner Lisa Mayhew to the City arm of Jones Day.

Lovells managing partner David Harris said in a statement: “ We are sorry that Colin is leaving but we have a very successful corporate team in Hong Kong and China and will continue to grow and develop the Asia corporate practice.”

He added: “We are pleased with the progress, which we have made over the last few years and are confident that we have a solid foundation from which to build.”

Law has a broad corporate practice covering international capital markets, cross border M&A and inbound investments. He has advised leading investment banks and corporates on international equity and debt offerings and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.