Lawrence Keeshan Managing director, international Heller Ehrman Mr Keeshan will help the firm develop and implement business strategies relating to Europe and Asia. Previously, Mr Keeshan was a partner with two law firms, including Heller Ehrman in San Francisco. Erwin Sanft Head of China and Hong Kong equities research BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Mr Sanft has been heading the China equities research team since he joined in 2004. Mr Sanft managed CLSA's China research team between 1998 and 2004. Thomas Keller Group managing director, global project finance and structured finance business development Moody's Investors Service Asia He joined in 1992 and moved to Japan in 1997 becoming representative director. In 2001, he became group managing director for Japan and Asia Pacific. Richard Borysiewicz Country head for Australia and New Zealand Credit Agricole Asset Management Mr Borysiewicz joins from Skandia Australia where he was executive director and head of sales and marketing. He also spent three years at BT Fund Management and nine years at Rothschild Australia Asset Management. Bobby Yuan General manager of MTV China 24-hr channel MTV Networks China Mr Yuan moves to Guangzhou from Taipei where he was general manager of MTV Taiwan. Before MTV Taiwan, he worked at Yam Digital Technology and Pacific Digital Media. Patrick Phua Senior associate Clifford Chance Mr Phua joins from Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Based in Shanghai, he will focus on mergers and acquisition work for a wide range of international clients. Thomas Elliott III Chief operating officer, consulting practices Mercer Human Resource Consulting Previously, he was with Unisys as president of its global commercial industries business unit. From 2002-04, he was executive vice-president of global integration at BearingPoint. David Patrick Eich Senior partner Kirkland & Ellis Hong Kong Mr Eich relocates from London. He was instrumental in setting up the firm's European transactional practice. He is qualified in the US as a lawyer and in Britain as a solicitor. Tai Hsia Senior associate Kirkland & Ellis Hong Kong Moving from London, he will focus on complex private equity, growth capital, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructuring and fund formation transactions. Caroline Kwek Account analyst, corporate services Asia Pacific Colliers International Ms Kwek joins the Singapore corporate services hub and will serve as account analyst for the Procter & Gamble account. Todd Samuelson Account analyst, corporate services Asia Pacific Colliers International Mr Samuelson joins the Hong Kong corporate services hub and will serve as account analyst for multinational clients. Jim Chapman Consultant DLA Piper Mr Chapman is a former partner and head of the commercial department of a leading Hong Kong law firm. He has 20 years of experience in Hong Kong and has an extensive track record in mergers and acquisitions. Esther Leung Partner, Hong Kong DLA Piper Previously, Ms Leung was a partner at a law firm in Hong Kong. She has experience in advising companies on their stock market listings and in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructurings and China investment Delphine Goichon Plateau manager Grand Hyatt Hong Kong At the age of 22, Ms Goichon became one of the youngest professional international trainers when she joined Sothys as an international trainer in Paris, followed by six years developing her expertise at Decleor.