Kirkland & Ellis hires

Kirkland & Ellis boosts HK office with multiple partner hires

Chicago-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis poaches top partners from Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy.
Nick Norris

In an ambitious move, US law firm Kirkland Ellis has hired eight partners from rival firms to help it build a Hong Kong office that can compete for mandates in the world’s busiest IPO market.

Partners Nick Norris, Dominic Tsun and Li-Chien Wong are joining from Skadden Arps to lead the new Hong Kong capital markets and MA practice. Skadden had only just promoted Wong to its global partnership in May this year. Partners John Otoshi, Benjamin Su and David Zhang are switching from Latham Watkins to advise on US securities and MA, while partners Ashley Young...

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