Dentons' man in HK

City firm Denton Hall's Hong Kong office has a new partner heading its project finance practice – Richard Lawrence. Lawrence, a US attorney, will also be responsible for the Hong Kong branch of the firm's China practice. He previously worked in Hong Kong with San Francisco-based practice Morrison & Foerster after experience in Hong Kong and Toyko with New York-based firm Shearman & Sterling. Denton Hall's senior partner in Asia Christopher Clark said: “His extensive experience in project finance will strengthen our energy, telecommunications and infrastructure practices in Asia and add experience to our China practice”.