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Withers deepens dispute resolution practice in Asia with notable additions

Withers deepens dispute resolution practice in Asia with notable additions


Expanding its dispute resolution prowess in Asia, Withers welcomes Gary Leung and promotes Alex Ye

Withers, the esteemed international law firm, has once again demonstrated its commitment to bolstering its dispute resolution practice in Asia. The recent addition of Special Counsel Gary Leung, alongside the well-deserved promotion of Alex Ye to Special Counsel, fortifies the firm's prowess in handling complex legal disputes in the region.

Gary Leung, a Solicitor Advocate with a specialization in intricate commercial, financial, and insolvency litigation, as well as contentious regulatory matters, joins Withers' Hong Kong litigation and arbitration team from Kobre & Kim. With prior experience as a barrister, Gary has a notable history of appearances in Hong Kong's courts and arbitral tribunals, making him a valuable asset to the team.

Simultaneously, the elevation of Alex Ye to Special Counsel within the Hong Kong office is a testament to his expertise in international arbitration. With qualifications in Hong Kong, England & Wales, and the PRC, Alex brings extensive experience in various leading arbitral institutional rules, further enriching the firm's dispute resolution capabilities.

Joseph Chu, a partner and regional divisional leader for APAC's litigation and arbitration team at Withers, expressed enthusiasm about Gary's addition, highlighting how his track record aligns seamlessly with the firm's esteemed global arbitration and litigation practice. Chu also commended Alex's pivotal role in the firm's successes over the years.

Sherlin Tung, a partner in Withers' litigation and arbitration team, emphasized the significance of Gary's arrival and Alex's promotion. She noted how these developments significantly enhance the firm's ability to cater to clients' dispute resolution needs across the globe, particularly in Hong Kong and the wider APAC region.

Withers' commitment to strengthening its dispute resolution capabilities in Asia is evident. Over the last five years, its Asia litigation and arbitration team have more than doubled in size, boasting eight partners, two counsel, and 22 associates across offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. The team's diverse skill set and fluency in Chinese languages further amplify the firm's ability to serve clients from the PRC.

In summary, Withers' expansion of its dispute resolution practice in Asia through strategic hires and promotions underscores its dedication to providing top-notch legal solutions and services to clients navigating complex commercial disputes in the region and beyond.