Allen & Overy has appointed David Kidd as a partner in the Asian Business Restruturing Group of the firm's practice in Hong Kong. He will join the head of the group, Mark Sterling

Kidd joins the UK law firm from CMS Cameron McKenna where he had been a partner since 1990. He originally worked in London amassing a wealth of experience in administrations, receiverships, liquidiations and debt restructuring. That knowledge should prove useful at his new position as Asian companies stare down the barrel of a second recession in five years. He has been in Hong Kong since 1998.