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A&O loses Singapore QC to 20 Essex Street Chambers

Allen & Overy (A&O)’s Judith Gill QC will move to 20 Essex Street Chambers as an arbitrator next month, The Lawyer understands. Gill is currently based in Singapore, though it is not known whether she will join the set in London or in its offices in the far east city. Gill will become the set’s 19th arbitrator […]

Hong Kong

Addleshaws poaches BLP Asia head for growth spurt

Addleshaw Goddard has brought in veteran Asia head Bob Charlton in from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) to head up its Asia Pacific presence. Charlton will join Addleshaws after heading up BCLP’s Asia presence since 2014. Bryan Cave merged with Berwin Leighton Paisner in February this year to form BCLP. This new appointment will mean […]

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Hogan Lovells wins the top role for Novartis in $9bn pharma deal

Hogan Lovells and Cravath Swaine & Moore have won the top roles on Novartis’ $9bn purchase of Chicago-based gene therapy company AveXis. The deal, in which the Swiss pharmaceutical giant is offering $218 per share for AveXis, is being led by Hogan Lovells Washington DC-based corporate transactions partner Joseph Gilligan who is advising Novartis. He is working alongside New […]

Japan

Mayer Brown grows Tokyo office with Shearman and Ashurst hires

Mayer Brown has bolstered its new Tokyo office, hiring two partners and one senior associate, joining the firm’s banking and finance and corporate and securities practices. Shri Maski and Tomo Adachi will join Mayer Brown’s banking and finance practice from Ashurst. Maski is joining as a partner and Adachi is joining as a senior associate. […]

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