Insolvency partner joins Corrs from HDY

New IP head for international firm… Linklaters appoints global COO… Mayer Brown strengthens banking, finance team…

Insolvency partner joins Corrs from HDY
Insolvency partner joins Corrs from HDY

Litigation and insolvency specialist Felicity Healey has joined Corrs Chambers Westgarth as a partner in Sydney.

Healey is reunited with former colleagues from Henry Davis York, Patrick O’Grady, Ben Emblin, Cameron Cheetham, Craig Ensor and Michael Catchpoole, who also recently made the move to Corrs.

Her 17 years’ experience includes Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Among her specialties is advising large financial institutions on their legal risks and issues.

“We are delighted to have Felicity join us,” said John W.H. Denton AO, Partner and CEO of Corrs. “She is an exceptional lawyer with deep connectivity in the financial services industry and she will enhance our firm’s market–leading litigation and insolvency offering.

New IP head for international firm

Duane Morris LLP has appointed Kening Li Ph.D as partner and head of intellectual property in Asia. He is also appointed director of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP.

He will be based in the Shanghai office having joined from Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone where he was chief of IP.

US-headquartered Duane Morris has an IP-focused office in Taiwan and the Shanghai office will build on this as part of the firm’s worldwide strategy.

Linklaters appoints global COO

Matt Peers will take over as global chief operating officer at Linklaters in May, succeeding Peter Hickman.

Peers is the firm’s director of technology and this background will be essential as the firm faces the challenges of the changing legal sector and increasingly important tech-based functions.

Hickman will remain as global CFO.

Mayer Brown strengthens banking, finance team

Two new partners have joined the banking & finance team at Mayer Brown SJM in Singapore.

Kayal Sachi and Ian Roebuck were previously with Allen & Overy and will focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, event-driven finance, corporate lending and restructuring transactions in South East Asia and India.

Their client-focus will be regional and global financial institutions, corporates, private equity funds and debt funds.

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