Firms bolster Asian practices with relocations and hires

Norton Rose Fulbright has kicked off 2015 with a couple of personnel changes in its Asia-Pacific energy practice, moving global practice head Simon Currie from London to Sydney and regional practice head Vincent Dwyer from Sydney to Singapore.

According to the firm the purpose of the changes is to get itself in position to deal with investments coming in and out of the region, but it’s not the only firm with an eye on its Asia resources.

Reed Smith has also bolstered its practice in Singapore, launching a corporate practice with the hire of Stephenson Harwood partner Matthew Gorman, while in Hong Kong Ropes & Gray has taken on a partner from DLA Piper and Mayer Brown JSM has hired the final partner from Bingham McCutcheon’s former office there not to have already found a home.

With Asia continuing to hold a lucrative allure for many international firms, expect to see more deals like this in the months ahead.

Also on TheLawyer.com:

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