Moves and updates of the week of Jan.30

Sparke Helmore Lawyers merges with Jarman McKenna

Australian law firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers will merge with insurance boutique Jarman McKenna on March 1. The merger with the Perth based Jarman McKenna will bolster Spark Helmore’s national insurance practice and add to its capability in advising for insurers, underwriters and brokers.

Han Kun hires Xiaoming Li

Han Kun Law Offices has hired Xiaoming Li in Beijing. Before the move, Li was the head of White & Case’s China practice. With extensive experience in cross-border finance and M&A transactions, he has also worked at King & Wood Mallesons and Debevoise & Plimpton.

Pan Xiang joins AnJie Law Firm

AnJie Law Firm has hired Pan Xiang from Guangdong Zhong An. Joining the firm’s Shenzhen office, Xiang will be focusing on litigation and arbitration, insurance, corporate governance, finance and labour law. He brings with him extensive experience in arbitration, especially in labour dispute cases.

Juris Corp promotes two partners

Juris Corp has promoted Nand Anand and Arunabh Choudhary as partners. Anand began his career with Juris Corp before moving to Khaitan & Co. He rejoined the firm in 2015 and heads the project finance and banking practice in the New Delhi office. Choudhary leads the startup practice in Bengaluru and is experienced in commercial, technology, private equity, taxation and competition law.

Morgan Lewis expands in greater China region with Luk & Partners partnership

Morgan Lewis is expanding its greater China capabilities by partnering with the newly formed Luk & Partners. Led by Edwin Luk, who previously was the global head of the capital markets practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the team of nine partners will focus on corporate, capital markets, M&A and private equity practices.