Skadden secures Norris

US law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom appoints Nick Norris to the partnership and establishes a Hong Kong law capability.

Skadden Arps has broken ranks with some of the other top tier US law firms and has decided to establish a local law capability in Hong Kong. The firm has hired Nick Norris from Simmons Simmons to be a partner in the newly formed Hong Kong corporate and capital markets practice.

Norris will also help with the firm's English law capability in the region. According to Hong Kong Law Society guidelines, firms need to have an equal number of local lawyers as international lawyers if they are to practice local law.

As a result the firm is in the market for an extra seven local law associates....

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