Eversheds adds Minters lawyer in Hong Kong as litigator joins US firm

Eversheds’ Hong Kong office has hired veteran China employment lawyer Winnie Ng from Minter Ellison.

The news comes following the departure of litigation partner Ronald Sum, who has left to join US firm Blank Rome’s Hong Kong office as a partner.

Ng, who was head of Minter Ellison’s China employment practice, will fill the same role at Eversheds. Prior to joining Minter Ellison as a consultant in 2009, Ng was a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie.

According to Eversheds Asia managing partner, Nick Seddon the firm has about 40 lawyers in Hong Kong, including nine partners, and a dozen lawyers in Shanghai. The firm is still growing in both cities and is about to extend its office space in Hong Kong.

Sum’s dispute resolution expertise lies in maritime law, international trade, insurance and product liability. He is also experienced in asset financing and insurance non-contentious matters.

Blank Rome, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, has been expanding in Asia in recent months. The firm launched a representative office in Shanghai in May 2011 and named long-term partner and executive committee member Barry Genkin as the chair of its Asia practice.