Lovells names Asia chief

Lovells has appointed litigation specialist Crispin Rapinet as the firm’s new Asia regional managing partner.

Rapinet, formerly Lovells’ Hong Kong managing partner, succeeds Don Kelly, who stood down in April.

As Asia regional managing partner Rapinet will have overall responsibility for Lovells’ six offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City. Rapinet will also become a member of the firm’s international executive.