Walkers Announces 2022 Senior Promotions: Asia & Middle East Boasts 13 Partner and Counsel Promotions Across its Three Offices

Walkers has promoted seven senior lawyers to the partnership across its Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai offices in the firm's annual promotions round which saw a record 26 new partners appointed internationally.

Colm Dawson (Regulatory), Audrey Coker (Finance), Ally Lam (Funds & Corporate) and William Lee (Funds & Corporate) have all joined the Walkers partnership in Hong Kong, now at 18-strong after sustained strategic growth over the past three years. The Singapore partnership also grew to 10 partners as Adam Hinks (Insolvency & Dispute Resolution) and Tania Toh (Funds & Corporate) were added as the office's newest partners. Luke Petith who heads up Dubai's Insolvency and Dispute Resolution team joined the partnership, bringing the total number of partners in Dubai to 5.

As an extension to their exceptional individual achievement, the addition of an almost equal number of male and female partners reflects the firm's efforts in promoting diversity, inclusion and gender equality within the legal community.

The Asia and Middle East region saw 6 counsel promotions in Wei Ching Teo (Funds & Corporate), John Crook (Insolvency & Dispute Resolution), Kevin Ho (Funds & Corporate), Melissa Mak (Funds & Corporate), Michael Kenny (Funds & Corporate) and Bryan O'Donnell (Funds & Corporate).

Daniel Booth was also promoted to Head of WPS (Walkers Professional Services). Under his leadership, Walkers continues to grow its market leading expertise in providing corporate, company secretarial, regulatory compliance and fiduciary services.

Hong Kong Managing Partner Andy Randall said: "I would like to congratulate every one of my colleagues on their achievement. It is a testament to Walkers' commitment and resulting regional growth in, a challenging year, that we are able to both retain and promote highly talented individuals."

His comments were echoed by John Rogers, Managing Partner of Walkers' Singapore office: "These are the future leaders of Walkers. I am particularly proud to note the depth of talent we have across all of our core practice areas in all our Asian and Middle East offices. These promotions have been well earned and are very well deserved."

Commenting on the promotions, Dubai Managing Partner Daniel Wood said: "Our recent promotions in Dubai are a true indication of an extremely talented and ambitious team without whom our rapid growth and continued success across the region would not be possible. Congratulations to all involved."

The 26 partners made up across Walkers' global offices marks the firm's largest ever round of additions to the partnership. Walkers is a leading international law firm practising Cayman, BVI, Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey and Irish law across a global network of offices that includes London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Abi DrummondAssociateT +1 345 914 6340abi.drummond@walkersglobal.com

Daniel WoodManaging PartnerT +971 4 363 7912daniel.wood@walkersglobal.com
Luke PetithPartnerT +971 4 363 7926luke.petith@walkersglobal.com
Bryan O'DonnellSenior CounselT +971 4 363 7923bryan.o'donnell@walkersglobal.com

Andy RandallManaging PartnerT +852 2596 3305andy.randall@walkersglobal.com
Audrey CokerPartnerT +852 2596 3356audrey.coker@walkersglobal.com
John CrookPartnerT +852 2596 3344john.crook@walkersglobal.com
Colm DawsonPartnerT +852 2596 3357colm.dawson@walkersglobal.com
Ally LamPartnerT +852 2596 3361ally.lam@walkersglobal.com
William LeePartnerT +852 2596 3358william.lee@walkersglobal.com
Kevin HoCounselT +852 2596 3455kevin.ho@walkersglobal.com
Melissa MakCounselT +852 2596 3460melissa.mak@walkersglobal.com
Wei Ching TeoCounselT +852 2596 3452weiching.teo@walkersglobal.com
Daniel BoothHead of WPS, Hong KongT +852 2596 3334daniel.booth@walkersglobal.com

John RogersManaging PartnerT +65 6595 4673john.rogers@walkersglobal.com
Adam HinksPartnerT +65 6603 1657adam.hinks@walkersglobal.com
Tania TohPartnerT +65 6603 1664tania.toh@walkersglobal.com
Michael KennyCounselT +65 6595 4490michael.kenny@walkersglobal.com

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