Hogan Lovells Hires Leading Litigation Partner in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 5 February 2014 - Hogan Lovells has recruited Maurice Burke as a partner in the Singapore office to lead the Litigation and Arbitration practice in Southeast Asia. He will start in May 2014.

Maurice previously headed up the Dispute Resolution practice in Southeast Asia at Herbert Smith Freehills.  He is a highly regarded dispute resolution specialist and is ranked in various legal directories including Chambers Asia-Pacific. He has extensive experience advising on a broad range of commercial litigation, dispute resolution, contentious regulatory and investigation matters throughout Asia, including advising major corporate entities from Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. He has particular expertise in a number of highly regulated sectors including in investment and financial disputes, oil and gas and telecommunications.  

Maurice will join Singapore-based International Arbitration partners Jonathan Leach and Paul Teo to further develop Hogan Lovells burgeoning Southeast Asia practice.

Commenting on Maurice's arrival, Stephen Immelt and Michael Davison, global Co-Heads of Hogan Lovells' Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice, said:

"Singapore has established itself as a hub for resolving disputes in Southeast Asia. As one of the leading practitioners in the region, Maurice will further enhance our top-tier offering to clients across Southeast Asia."

Hogan Lovells has a prominent Litigation and Arbitration practice in Asia with over 12 partners across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.  The practice has been consistently recognised as a leading practice in all legal directories.  The Singapore Litigation and Arbitration team was ranked top-tier in the recently released edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014.

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