Todd Martin Beutler, partner - Hong Kong, DLA Piper
With over 15 years of experience with firms in Hong Kong, Singapore and the US, Beutler represents high-net-worth private clients with multinational interests and US, Asian and European companies with global operations. 'The addition of [Beutler] has added significant strength to our US tax and trust capabilities in Asia and will enable us to further integrate with our already strong tax team,' says Daniel Chan, DLA Piper's head of tax for Asia.
Eric Ho, chief information officer, Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)
Ho will drive the development of HKBN's IT strategy and lead the IT department to optimise business support and processes via system development, integration and management. '[Ho's] extensive experience in IT and business management will be instrumental in delivering our world-class integrated telecommunications service to customers,' says William Yeung, CEO of HKBN. Ho has over 25 years of IT experience spanning various industries.
Barry Lo, managing director, Aruba Networks
Lo will be responsible for spearheading growth for Aruba in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. '[Lo] is an experienced leader who consistently delivers significant results. We are pleased to have him in this critical position to drive the next stage of our business growth,' says Gary Jackson, Aruba's vice-president for Asia-Pacific and Japan. Lo previously worked at open-source technology company Red Hat, where he achieved strong business growth.
Gang Yuan, head of energy and natural resources - China, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Yuan specialises in corporate and regulatory work related to energy and resources (ENR) and regularly advises state-owned Chinese ENR companies in their cross-border transactions. '[Yuan] is a well-respected lawyer ... As China's demand for energy continues to grow, he will lead Freshfields' work in assisting our Chinese ENR clients fulfil their overseas ambitions,' says Robert Ashworth, Freshfields Asia managing partner.