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On the Move: Week Ending February 17, 2023

CMS hires Conor Warde

Conor Warde has joined CMS in Hong Kong as partner and head of its asset finance practice. Warde was previously at Mayer Brown where he led its shipping finance and maritime transactions team.

A CMS press release states “Conor, who has been based in Asia since 2011, advises clients on transactional, corporate, regulatory and policy matters with particular experience in ship finance and maritime transactional matters. He has been actively involved as a lawyer in the maritime industry since 2004.”

In Legal Media 360’s Sentiment Index, Warde is positioned second for Asset Finance and Leasing matters. 


Tabitha Saw joins MoFo

Morrison & Foerster in Singapore has hired Tabitha Saw as a partner in its transactions department and global private equity real estate group.

Saw was previously a partner at White & Case and has also had stints at Allen & Gledhill and Herbert Smith Freehills. Saw is admitted to practice in both Singapore and England and Wales.

A MoFo press release states “Saw represents investment managers, institutional investors, and owner operators in complex, high-value real estate and data centre transactions. She has advised on the establishment of multiple capital raising platforms across Asia-Pacific and has significant experience in hyperscale leasing and co-location arrangements, greenfield and brownfield acquisitions, and operational arrangements.

In Legal Media 360’s Sentiment Index, Saw is positioned as an Up and Coming lawyer for Corporate and M&A matters.