Clifford Chance shakes up Asia-Pac leadership

Clifford Chance has made key changes to its Asia-Pacific management team, as one managing partner retires and another takes up a regional role. There are also two new practice heads across the region.

Beijing-based corporate partners Terence Foo and Tim Wang have been named as co-heads of the firm’s mainland China offices, as Beijing and Shanghai managing partner Stephen Harder retires after 20 years with the firm including 14 as country managing partner. Mr Wang and Mr Foo will commence their new roles on 1 May.

New MP for Asia-Pac

Singapore will also have a new managing partner, with Kai-Niklas Schneider taking over from energy partner Geraint Hughes on 1 June. Mr Hughes is relocating to Hong Kong to take over the helm as the Asia-Pacific managing partner from Peter Charlton.

Regional practice heads

New regional practice heads have also been named. Hong Kong-based Anthony Wang and Singapore-based Nicholas Wong will succeed Mark Hyde to become co-heads of the finance practice from 1 May. Mr Hyde will return to fee-earning in Hong Kong and focus on his restructuring and insolvency practice. Meanwhile, Singapore-based Nish Shetty will head the litigation and dispute resolution practice, succeeding Matthew Newick from 1 August.

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