Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. continues to expand its Asia-based litigation capabilities to meet growing client demand for litigation and international dispute resolution (IDR) counsel. Litigator Adrian Taylor, who represents clients in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas in Hong Kong-based litigation, has joined Squire Sanders as a national partner resident in the Hong Kong office.
“Squire Sanders has been steadily building its advocacy practice in Asia in response to our clients’ need for advocacy support, particularly in IDR matters,” said Howard J.C. Nicols, Squire Sanders global managing partner for practices and chair of Squire Sanders advocacy practice area.
Taylor joins IDR lawyer James M. Zimmerman and intellectual property lawyers Song Zhu and Zhaoyang (Paul) Li. Zimmerman is based in Beijing; Zhu and Li split their time between Beijing and Squire Sanders’ San Francisco office.
The firm recently also expanded its Japan-focused advocacy capabilities with the addition of Tokyo-based Matthew E. Digby, who represents Japan-based clients on litigation and dispute resolution issues, IP and commercial litigator Joon Yong Kim and litigator David T. Miyamoto. Kim is based in Squire Sanders offices in Tokyo and Los Angeles. Miyamoto, who advises Japan-based and Korea-based companies on IDR matters, IP litigation and commercial litigation, is based in Los Angeles.
“Dispute resolution matters in Asia have increased dramatically as a result of ongoing interest by outside investors and disputes between Asia-based businesses,” said George von Mehren, Squire Sanders IDR practice chair. For example, he said, the number of disputes handled by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has more than doubled since 2000.
“Adrian’s background in general commercial litigation and IDR is paired with unusually extensive experience advising clients from across the world. We are very pleased to welcome him to our Hong Kong office and to the firm,” said James S. Tsang, Hong Kong office managing partner. Taylor joined Squire Sanders from Hong Kong firm Oldham, Li & Nie.
Taylor said the Hong Kong office’s strong practices in capital markets, telecommunications and private wealth complement his litigation focus.
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