Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP said Gentry Sayad joined the firm’s Shanghai office as a partner and co-chairman of the Asia practice. Sayad, who was previously the managing partner of the Shanghai office of Fredrikson & Byron LLP, will be a member of the mergers and acquisitions and securities team.
White & Case LLP opened an office in Madrid with the addition of partner Juan Manuel De Remedios, the former chairman of Latham & Watkins LLP’s corporate department in Spain. De Remedios, who will be joined by a local partner and a team of associates, will be the Madrid office executive partner.
The Alternative Investment Management Association, a lobbying organization that represents more than 1,300 hedge-fund firms, said Andrew Baker plans to step down as chief executive officer by the end of the year.
The European draft rule to tighten hedge-fund regulations may hurt the industry in Asia as managers lose access to investors in the Europe Union, said Andrew Baker , who helms the industry’s largest trade group.