Sidley Austin Brown & Wood hires Litigation Team

Charles Allen and two other lawyers move from Simmons & Simmons.

International law firm Sidley Austin Brown Wood has announced the appointment of a team of litigation lawyers to strengthen its Hong Kong and regional litigation practice. Charles Allen joins Sidley Austin Brown Wood from Simmons and Simmons' Hong Kong office, bringing with him a team that includes Nick Gall and Melody Chan.

The new hires specialise in high value commercial litigation and arbitration, including major shareholders' disputes. The litigation practice will also focus on banking, insolvency, securities and regulatory work, injunctions, insurance and international trade and maritime matters.

Allen, who is qualified in England and Hong Kong, began his legal career with one of the top London law firms where he initially focused on general...

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