Asia Pacific lawyers among world's best in shipping

by Steve Randall07 Dec 2018

An increasing amount of work for maritime lawyers in Asia Pacific has helped two of the region’s leading specialists ranking in a global top 10.

Andrew Lee, one of the founding members of Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office; and Gina Lee-Wan, co-head of Singapore firm Allen & Gledhill’s maritime and aviation practice; have both made the rankings.

The list of the world’s best maritime lawyers has been compiled by Lloyds List, the shipping journal which has been in publication since 1734.

Others in the top 10 include Reed Smith global shopping practice head Nick J Shaw, and Ince chairman Peter Rogan.

Dentons takes dispute chief as 2 birds fly the nest
Dentons has added a litigation duo from Bird & Bird to its Hong Kong office.

Richard Keady was head of international dispute resolution for the Asia Pacific region at his former firm and has more than 20 years' experience advising governments, multi-national corporations, professional services firms and high-net worth individuals on high-profile litigation, international arbitration, and investigations.

Robert Rhoda has substantial experience in international arbitration and cross border litigation including 10 years spent in Hong Kong.

"We are thrilled to have this deeply experienced team on board. The expansion of our litigation capabilities is a key pillar of our strategic growth plans in Hong Kong. I look forward to introducing Richard, Robert and their teams to our clients," said Keith Brandt, Dentons' Hong Kong Managing Partner.

Corrs partners with QUT to help student entrepreneurs
Australia’s brightest young business minds will benefit from a new partnership between Corrs Chambers Westgarth and the Queensland University of Technology.

The law firm’s recently-launched CorsEdge initiative for tech startups will work with the QUT’s bluebox accelerator program to help get students and startups commercially ready.

“CorrsEdge will provide these students with access to high quality legal documents and support that will help them commercialise their innovations and give them an edge in securing funding and investment,” said Corrs Special Counsel James Cameron.