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New York’s Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced it plans to open a Hong Kong office next month. The office will be the 19th for Weil Gotshal. The firm already has an office in Shanghai and is applying for a license to open one in Beijing. The Hong Kong office will provide clients with transactional counseling throughout Asia. Akiko Mikumo, a senior corporate partner in New York and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, will become managing partner for Asia and head of the Hong Kong office. Two other partners also will relocate to Hong Kong: Peter Feist, a corporate partner from the New York office, and David Meredith, a corporate partner from the Shanghai office. Several associates also will relocate to Hong Kong. Weil, Gotshal & Manges has 1,200 lawyers, including about 300 partners.

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