Simpson Thacher is hiring Celia Lam, Linklaters' joint Greater China managing partner, and Christopher Wong, former head of Freshfields' China corporate practice, to launch a Hong Kong practice. The Simpson hires undoubtedly put pressure on the handful of remaining elite New York firms without Hong Kong practices.
Simpson Thacher to Launch Hong Kong Law Practice With Magic Circle Recruits
The Asian Lawyer
May 2, 2011