Female lawyers helped to return to profession
Female lawyers who want to return to the profession after an extended career break will be given extra help due to a new partnership.
Herbert Smith Freehills has partnered with OnRamp, an organization which identifies experienced female lawyers who wish to return to work and matches them with vacancies within the legal profession.
HSF has become the first international law firm to launch the OnRamp Fellowship in Australia and the UK. Sue Gilchrist, the firm’s regional managing partner for Asia and Australia commented that it’s also an additional way for the firm to think innovatively about how to identify high quality talent and future female leaders of the firm.
OnRamp launched two years ago in the US where it now has 30 participating law firms and has extended into in-house teams.
Law firm, NSW government meet with FinTech reps
A team from Norton Rose Fulbright hosted a meeting with representatives from the financial technology industry this week, in conjunction with the NSW government.
The FinTech delegates from New York and California visited the state, which sees the sector as a priority due to its proven capabilities in financial services and technology, as well as its ongoing role as a gateway to Asia.
The gathering of legal, financial services and technology industry specialists was held at Norton Rose Fulbright’s offices in Sydney.
Global law firm expands corporate team in China
The corporate practice of DLA Piper in China has been boosted by the addition of two new partners. Qiang Li (LQ) and Stewart Wang have joined as partners in the Shanghai office from O'Melveny & Myers. LQ will also undertake the role of co-managing partner of the mainland China offices, alongside Roy Chan who is currently managing partner for Shanghai.
Veteran lawyer joins Morgan Lewis
Tadao Horibe has joined Morgan Lewis in Japan as an investment management partner in Tokyo. He is a Japan-qualified Bengoshi lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience at global and Japanese law firms. His practice focuses on regulatory advice to financial institutions and corporate and business and real estate transactions.