Ropes & Gray moves global M&A co-head to HK

The relocation of Jim Lidbury highlights the growing importance of Asia for the US-based law firm, as it expects deals involving Chinese groups to make up the bulk of its business.

Ropes & Gray moves global M&A co-head to HK

Ropes Gray has moved one of its global co-heads of MA to Hong Kong, highlighting the region's growing importance to the US-based law firm.

Established in 1865, the firm opened its first Asia office in Tokyo in 2007 and has since added Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul to its roster.

But the decision to relocate Jim Lidbury, one of its most senior global executives, from the US is a clear...

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