(HONG KONG – 4 September, 2007) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP has announced the expansion of its Asia practice with the opening of a Hong Kong office. The office is co-managed by partners William C. Marcoux and Daniel Liew.
The new office will operate in exclusive affiliation with Arthur Marriott & Associates, a Hong Kong law firm. A team of twenty lawyers will be in place by the end of 2007 practicing US, English, and Hong Kong laws and will focus on energy, insurance, corporate and finance, and dispute resolution matters.
“The explosive growth and economic globalization in the Pan-Asian market makes this the perfect time for LeBoeuf Lamb to continue expanding its footprint,” said firm Chairman Steven H. Davis, “Daniel’s leadership and market knowledge will be great assets as we expand on the success of our first office in Asia located in Beijing.”
Prior to joining LeBoeuf Lamb as a managing partner, Mr. Liew was head of the energy and infrastructure practice in Asia for an international law firm and an elected member of the partnership board of such firm. He represents clients in the energy, electricity, utilities, water, telecommunications, infrastructure, and insurance sectors, and regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, project development, project finance and corporate finance.
Commenting on his move, Mr. Liew said, “LeBoeuf Lamb’s culture of global integration together with its worldwide coverage presents significant opportunities to provide clients with seamless, multi-jurisdictional counsel. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success and providing legal counsel in Asia to our clients.”
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Notes to Editors:
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP is a full-service, global law firm with more than 750 lawyers serving clients in every major capital market.
On 27 August 2007 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and Dewey Ballantine issued a joint press release announcing that they have agreed to merge, subject to partner approval, effective 1 October 2007. If approved, the combined firm will have more than 1,300 lawyers located in 26 offices around the globe. LeBoeuf Lamb Chairman, Steven H. Davis, will lead the combined firm which will rank as the 5th largest law firm in New York and the 5th largest U.S. firm in London. Upon completion, the combined firm will also offer clients of each firm enhanced services in Beijing, where both firms currently have significant operations.
For more information, please visit the LeBoeuf Lamb web site at www.llgm.com.
Samantha Selmes (International Media Relations) +44 20 7459 5165 [email protected]