New Asia boss for Allen & Overy

International law firm welcomes Harrison to Hong Kong and says farewell to Roberts.

International law firm Allen Overy has appointed Brian Harrison as its new regional managing partner of the firm in Asia. He moves from the firm's London office and his appointment is effective as of yesterday June 2nd.

The move signifies a growing trend in Asia. Allen Overy's outgoing managing partner for Asia, Chris Roberts, is a lawyer with a background in general banking work, which in an interview with FinanceAsia in April, he said was now the biggest profit generator for the firm. Two years ago the capital markets group held that honour.

In contrast, Harrison is a projects and restructuring lawyer and his appointment could be seen as...

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