Troy Doyle, head of restructuring and distressed investment - Asia, DLA Piper
Doyle has more than 13 years' experience in Asia-Pacific and specialises in financial and corporate restructuring and insolvency advice, distressed mergers and acquisitions, distressed debt trading, and other special opportunity transactions. 'Having [Doyle] on board to drive the team regionally allows us to ramp up our capabilities to counsel clients,' says Lance Miller, DLA Piper's Asia regional managing partner.
Sam Hines, head of watches - Asia, Christie's
Hines will be based in Hong Kong from 2012. He is a veteran in the watch industry with an auction career begun in 1997 in London, followed by a stint with Patek Philippe in New York. In June 2010, in parallel to his responsibilities in the United States, Hines successfully organised a record-breaking watch sale in Hong Kong totalling US$21.1 million (HK$164 million) - the highest for any watch auction held in the city.
Seth Larrabure, head of watches - Americas, Christie's
Based in New York, Larrabure is responsible for the American market for watches. He will focus on delivering significant business results with emphasis on expertise, client relationships, strong commercial market dominance and profitability. Larrabure began his career in Tokyo in 1987 as president and partner of Arco International and later moved to Arco International Partners in New York.