Gareth Hughes, Litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton

Debevoise & Plimpton has recruited Gareth Hughes to its Hong Kong office as a litigation partner.

Hughes has spent more than 15 years working in Hong Kong, with particular experience in advising financial institutions on litigation and contentious regulatory investigations.

He joins Debevoise from Ashurst, where he was a partner and head of dispute resolution in Asia.

Michael Blair, presiding partner at Debevoise, said: “He is a lawyer with proven pedigree in Asia, and will help us continue to deliver on our promise of providing top quality, senior advice on regulatory and white collar matters wherever our clients do business.”