KWM heralds “new chapter” for EUME

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KWM heralds “new chapter” for EUME
King & Wood Malleson’s partners from Australia joined colleagues from China, Hong Kong, Europe, UK and the Middle East on Monday to celebrate a new chapter for the firm’s EUME region.

The region was adopted by the China and Australia partnerships following the collapse of the legacy SJ Berwin arm of the verein and at an event in London, 60 partners and more than 120 clients and guests listened to the firm’s global chairman Wang Junfeng state its “unwavering commitment” to the region.

He said the firm will continue to build and strengthen its presence in the UK and elsewhere in the region, adding that “a strong foothold in this region is essential for us to continue to work with our clients operating or investing here.”

Clyde takes Perth insurance team from Sparke Helmore
Insurance partner Jonathan Wyatt has rejoined Clyde & Co, the firm which he joined after qualifying in London; along with his team.

Wyatt grew up in Hong Kong and was with the international firm’s office there before joining Australian firm Sparke Helmore. His return to Clyde is in the Perth office.

He has spent the past 17 years building an enviable reputation with a practice primarily focused on professional indemnity, directors' and officers' (D&O), general liability and marine.

I am familiar with the firm's culture and ethos having spent several formative years at the firm's Hong Kong office and look forward to working again with former colleagues across the firm's global operations," Wyatt said.

He is joined by special counsel Paul Graham and two senior associates, Trent O'Neill and Alen Sinanovic.

Finance team bolstered at Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong
Former Freshfields partner Simon Hawkins has joined Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong as counsel in the financial institutions group.

His experience includes advising banks, insurance companies, securities firms, fund managers, and FinTech companies on a variety of complex transactions and regulatory matters.