Dechert Beefs Up NY Corporate Practice With Linklaters, Paul Weiss Hires

May 04, 2017
Building on a wave of growth in its corporate practice, Dechert is adding new hires in New York as well as offices overseas. In New York, partners Jeff Norton and Gareth Clark join the firm from Linklaters and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, respectively. In Asia, the firm added five lawyers, including Yong Xiao in Hong Kong and Nicholas Song in Beijing from Vinson & Elkins. Also in Hong Kong, Dechert brought on a four-lawyer team led by Stephen Chan of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. In London, the firm lured Philip Butler and David Miles from DLA Piper, John Markland and Rob Bradshaw from Kirkland & Ellis and Ross Allardice from White & Case. Dechert also added Hamish Walton from King & Wood Mallesons in Dubai.