Partner moves and firm updates for the week of Sep 4

Holborn Law forms alliance with CMS

CMS has entered into a formal law alliance with dispute resolution specialist Holborn Law and will operate as CMS Holborn Asia. The alliance will help CMS enter the Singapore market and allow the international firm to offer dispute resolution services in the country.

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing adds Sundaram Subramaniam as partner

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has hired Sundaram Subramaniam as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Singapore. Before the move, he was with Bogaars & Din, an insurance litigation and advisory firm.

Seyfarth Shaw forms association with Wan & Partners

Seyfarth Shaw has formed an association with Wan & Partners, a local Hong Kong law firm set up by Seyfarth Shanghai partner Wan Li and Raymond Wong, who was with King & Wood Mallesons. The association will enable Seyfarth Shaw to offer Hong Kong advice. Wong, who focuses on M&A and capital markets, will lead as managing partner.

Panindia Legal expands to Mumbai

Bangalore firm Panindia Legal has expanded its operations to Mumbai. The firm has a strong focus on contracts, consumer litigation and real estate work. The firm plans to expand to New Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi and Baroda by the end of 2017 to continue to fill the gap for legal services demand in tier two and three cities in India.

Sally McKechnie joins Simpson Grierson

Sally McKechnie has joined Simpson Grierson as a partner in its Wellington office. She will be leading the firm’s government and public law practice. Before the move, she was a Crown Counsel and led a public law team at Crown Law.

Steve Rendall promoted to partner at Russell McVeagh

Property and construction lawyer Steve Rendall has been promoted to partner at Russell McVeagh. He has more than 10 years of experience in the property industry and has extensive experience advising on real estate development projects, real estate capital markets transactions, and office and industrial leasing.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth appoints Kon Mellos as partner

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed corporate lawyer Kon Mellos as a partner in its Melbourne office. Before the move, he was with Herbert Smith Freehills where he founded the firm’s private equity practice in Australia.