Stephenson Harwood ramps up in Asia

Stephenson Harwood & Lo has boosted its Asia presence with two new partners and has relocated its Hong Kong office to the Bank of China Tower.

Litigation specialist Jamie Stranger has been promoted to partner in Stephenson Harwood & Lo’s Hong Kong commercial litigation practice. Richard Grams has also been hired as a partner in the firm’s China foreign direct investment practice and corporate & commercial practice groups.

Grams, who joins from Oldham Lie and Nie, will assume responsibility for the firm’s Guangzhou and Shanghai offices.

Stephenson Harwood & Lo’s managing partner John Gale, said in a statement: “Richard’s recruitment further strengthens the firm’s expertise in the China market, a key area of growth and investment for Stephenson Harwood & Lo. We’re one of the few international law firms with an on-the-ground presence in southern China.”

Stephenson Harwood already has Asian offices in Guangzhou and Singapore. The firm’s Shanghai office recently joined the Stephenson Harwood & Lo joint venture.

The firm recently relocated its Hong Kong practice to the Bank of China Tower. The firm said that the move will provide a more extensive and efficient working envrionment for the firm’s growing practice.

Stephenson Harwood & Lo is structured as a joint venture between Stephenson Harwood and Hong Kong based firm Lo & Lo.