Morgan Stanley have lured Lovells partner Greg Terry from the corporate practice to become managing director and general counsel for the firm's Asia-Pacific business. In the new position, Terry will assume overall responsibility for Morgan Stanley's legal and regulatory functions in Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. He has also been appointed to Morgan Stanley's Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

Terry will report to Alasdair Morrison, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia and Keith Clark, international general counsel for Morgan Stanley. He previously reported to Morrison when the two worked at Jardine Matheson. According to Terry, this was motivating factor for the move to Morgan Stanley.

Terry's partnership at Lovell's Hong Kong office began in June 2003, lasting only a year. Before he was appointed to the partnership, Terry was chief executive of BIL International Limited (formally Brierley Investments Limited) for two years.

During his time at BIL, Terry was also a director of the company and a handful others that included Thistle Hotels PLC, Air New Zealand Limited and James Hardie Industries Limited.

Terry also held the vice chairman, Pacific region position for Credit Suisse First Boston from 1997 to 2000. Joining from a ten-year stint as a main board director and general counsel at Jardine, the native Australian also led the execution team on regional capital market transactions and advised on other large investment banking transactions for CSFB.

During his tenure at Jardines, Terry was chairman of the legal committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a member of the listing committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Joint Liaison Committee on taxation.

Before heading to Asia, Terry worked as chief of staff for former Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam in the 1970s

He heads to Morgan Stanley on August 1 and will take fond memories of Lovells with him. "My time at Lovells was very enjoyable and I'll continue enjoying working with them at Morgan Stanley as a client," he says.