BLP launches first arbitration practice as part of Hong Kong expansion strategy

Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched its first arbitration practice in Hong Kong, hiring nine lawyers from boutique construction and arbitration firm Haley & Co.

Three out of the boutique’s four partners are part of the line-up joining the firm on 4 May and are expected to help the firm develop a key part of its Asia strategy, following its Hong Kong launch four years ago.

The team will work with former DLA Piper Asia head Bob Charlton, who was hired last year as Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.

Across Hong Kong and Beijing, BLP now has 31 lawyers including 11 partners that mostly specialise in corporate, real estate and asset and shipping finance and finance.

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