Slaughters reaffirms Hong Kong presence with Morgan Stanley hire

Slaughter and May has enticed Morgan Stanley in-house counsel Lisa Chung back to the firm’s Hong Kong office after a year with the global investment bank.

Chung is set to rejoin Slaughters as a partner in July, after moving to Morgan Stanley at the beginning of 2005.

Morgan Stanley is a longstanding client of Slaughters.

In addition to appointing Chung, the firm has also promoted corporate lawyer Colin Smith to the partnership.

The move comes after Slaughters reaffirmed its commitment to its Hong Kong practice following the departure of two corporate partners earlier this year.

Paul Chow signed on with Linklaters in March while Richard Jones left the firm to join the in-house legal department of GE Consumer Finance.