Hong Kong firm Howse Williams Bowers has added a new partner to its corporate practice.

Chia Ching Tan was previously an associate at Reed Smith Richards Butler. Howse Williams was founded last year by a group of former Reed Smith lawyers. The firm now has more than 50 lawyers, with 14 partners including Tan.

Admitted to practice in Hong Kong and Malaysia, Tan advises on a wide range of corporate matters including initial public offerings, corporate restructurings, acquisitions and disposals, and regulatory compliance issues.

Prior to joining Reed Smith’s Hong Kong office in 2007, Tan was an associate at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. in Malaysia.