Simon Michaels

Withers adds another partner in Asia

International law firm Withers has hired Simon Michaels, its fourth partner in Asia in less than six months.
Simon Michaels joins Withers as a partner in Singapore
Simon Michaels joins Withers as a partner in Singapore

In an expansionary year for Withers in Asia, the law firm has recruited Simon Michaels as a partner in its new Singapore office. He will take up a position in the wealth planning practice in January.

It has been a busy 2012 for Withers’ regional strategy developers. The firm opened its Singapore office in May, launched its first regulatory practice in the region with the appointment of Gez Owen as head of international regulatory and corporate crime, and promoted Rita Ku to become Withers’ first Chinese partner.

The firm also made Sharon Ser a senior regional partner and relocated partner Erik Wallace from London to Hong...

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