10 July 2012 at 10:38 BST

Ex-Herbies alliance partner to open in Hong Kong

Benelux full-service law firm Stibbe - a former alliance partner of London-based global practice Herbert Smith - is to launch a Hong Kong office to assist Chinese clients with European investments.

Hong Kong: Stibbe moves in

The Lawyer newspaper reports that Stibbe corporate specialist Jan Bogaert is to head the office with Alexander de Nerée, the founder and chairman of Hong-Kong based firm De Nerée Advocates.

Name change

The report suggests that De Nerée Advocates will change its name to Stibbe Hong Kong in September, while the Amsterdam law firm to which the firm was affiliated, DNTW Lawyers, will enter into a partnership with another law firm in Asia at an unconfirmed date.In a statement Mr de Nerée said: ‘When I came to Hong Kong in 2005, advising foreign clients was still very much focused on the Western companies wanting to invest in China perspective. Now this has rapidly evolved and developed into advising Chinese companies wanting to invest or having investments outside China.’


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