Talent wars

Asia disputes head Gavin Lewis is planning to leave the firm for rival Linklaters. Having been in Hong Kong since 1998 Lewis took partnership in 2000 and has built a strong following in the regulatory arena.

HSF has been left somewhat depleted in the Hong Kong financial services regulatory team. The firm has just one partner left following the earlier exit of partner Tim Mak, who quit the office to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in April.

Elsewhere, DLA Piper has suffered a series of partner and associates departures in Singapore. DLA Piper’s former Singapore managing partner Matthew Glynn has recently resigned from the firm, making him the second former office leader to leave so far this year and the third partner.

The battle for talent is heating up.

Dacheng becomes Chinese pioneer with Moscow office
HSF loses Hong Kong disputes boss to Linklaters
DLA Piper’s Glynn becomes third partner to quit Singapore in a year
UK lawyers less wealthy than Bric counterparts
Asia moves: 13 August