CMS snaps up two partners from RPC in Hong Kong

Andrew Horton joins CMS from RPC

International law firm CMS is continuing its Hong Kong expansion with the appointment of two esteemed Insurance partners to associated Hong Kong firm Shirley Lau & Co. LLP. Dual-qualified Andrew Horton and Steven Wise will join the firm from RPC.

Ed Foss, Head of CMS’ Insurance & Reinsurance Group, comments: “The Insurance market is becoming increasingly global in nature and Asia is playing an important part in that, so it is vital that we continue to build out the practice to meet the needs of our clients and take on new opportunities. We are delighted that Andrew and Steven will join our associated firm in Hong Kong. They are both excellent disputes lawyers with considerable experience and knowledge of the Hong Kong insurance market. Their experience is complementary to our offering in London and internationally, particularly in Hamburg, and we see a number of synergies between our practices and clients, notably in the international trade areas.”

Andrew Horton is a highly experienced litigator and arbitration lawyer, specialising in marine insurance.

Steven Wise is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, specialising in shipping and international trade.

Stephen Millar, Managing Partner for CMS, comments: “These appointments mark the next stage in our growth story in Hong Kong. With these new additions, we are adding further firepower to our contentious practice, which has been growing steadily since our launch in Hong Kong less than two years ago. Added to our recent tie-up with Shirley Lau & Co, which has boosted our Corporate offering and allowed us to provide Hong Kong law support to clients, we have a well-rounded practice, with a team of highly skilled transactional, finance and disputes lawyers.”

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