The firm has opened an office in Hong Kong to represent clients in international arbitration and cross-border disputes. The office will be headed by John Rhie, Chair of the firm’s Asian International Arbitration practice. John is based in Hong Kong and is the managing partner of that office. Current firm partner Carey Ramos is moving from New York City to join John in Hong Kong as a senior partner.
John joins Quinn Emanuel from Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea. He has broad experience acting as both an arbitrator and an advocate in arbitrations under the auspices of all the major arbitration institutions, including HKIAC, LCIA, ICSID, SIAC and AAA. He has lectured widely on international arbitration and is an adjunct professor at Seoul National University. He is highly ranked by legal publications such as Chambers, which complimented his “excellent assimilation of and detailed analysis of the facts.” In 2011, Global Arbitration Review listed John as one of the top 45 international arbitration lawyers under the age of 45.
Carey Ramos, who has been ranked by Chambers and other legal publications for his media and intellectual property expertise, concentrates on complex business litigation, particularly in cross-border disputes and international arbitration. He has represented major Asian high tech, telecom, media and consumer electronics companies in intellectual property, antitrust, and other commercial disputes and has served as an arbitrator and advocate in major international arbitrations. Carey will assist the firm’s Asian clients with respect to litigation in the US and EU. He will also work with John Rhie in the development of the firm’s international arbitration practice in Asia.