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Eversheds strengthens its Hong Kong office

  • Hong Kong
  • United Kingdom

    01-12-2014

    As Hong Kong cements its position as Asia’s primary financial and legal market, law firm Eversheds has announced the appointment of two new partners.

    Stephen Hopkins, Head of Global Client Development and Adam Ferguson, Partner in the competition team have joined the firm’s Asian operations.

    Stephen Hopkins is a world renowned lawyer, who is closely involved with some of the firms largest clients including Tyco, where he has driven innovative client focused initiatives across multiple jurisdictions. He is known for his ground breaking approach which recently won him the accolade of being recognised as one of the top 50 innovators in law in the last 50 years. In Hong Kong, Stephen will bring this unique approach to the Asian markets and hold responsibility for delivering a seamless client experience across Eversheds’ global offices, working closely with colleagues across the world.

    Adam Ferguson is a highly experienced partner in the EU and competition group. He specialises in advising clients on all aspects of competition law encompassing merger control, cartel and dominance investigations and market investigations. He has extensive experience in providing strategic advice on trading issues and competition law compliance.

    As the Hong Kong Competition Commission releases draft guidelines for the enforcement of the Competition Ordinance due to be implemented in 2015, which will bring antitrust principles applied in most Western jurisdictions, Adam will play a central part in the firm’s competition practice, advising new and existing clients on best practice and avoiding falling foul of the law.

    Stephen Kitts, Eversheds’ Asia Managing Partner remarks:

    “Eversheds Asia business continues to go from strength to strength and the appointment of Stephen and Adam represents a major investment in first class talent and is a tangible demonstration of our confidence in and commitment to the region.”

    Stephen Hopkins, said:

    “As Hong Kong becomes an increasingly important centre for international business, I am excited about the potential for growth in Asia and the ability to deliver innovative solutions and pragmatic advice to clients across Asia and beyond.”

    Adam Ferguson, commented:

    “With a new Hong Kong competition law regime on the horizon and authorities elsewhere in Asia ramping up enforcement, there is a real desire among corporate clients in the region to understand how the rules will apply to their businesses. I am excited to join the team in Hong Kong and I look forward to contributing to the growth of the practice.”

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