Lewis Ho has been appointed to Dechert’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the corporate and securities practice. He was previously partner at the Simmons & Simmons Beijing office. He has represented international pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis, served as vice chairman of the IP Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China from 2009-2011 and is an honorary legal adviser to the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
The business and financial adviser has announced the appointment of Nick Andrews as a partner in its forensic investigations team. Andrews has over 30 years’ experience of accounting, investigations and forensic work. Most recently, he led another firm’s UK dispute advisory practice for 10 years. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, who have accredited him as an expert witness and forensic accountant.
Duncan Squire has joined the investment company as its head of performance and risk. He has nearly 20 years’ experience in perforance, risk and portfolio analysis and will report to the Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive of Alliance Trust. He was formerly head of investment performance and risk at Fidelity Worldwide Investment and had previously worked for UBS and Newton Investment Management in risk management and portfolio analytics.
The institutional investor has added to the distribution team of its fixed income business with the appointment of Annabel Gillard as UK sales director. Gillard was previously head of UK institutional business development at Union Bancaire Orivee. Prior to this, she worked at SWIP and Baring Asset Management. She is also a board member of the CFA Society of the UK.