Root, whose distinguished legal career spanned nearly 30 years, will provide senior level advice and expertise to clients throughout the region.
Root joins from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where was the Managing Partner for Asia from 2001. He was also the head of Milbank’s Asia corporate practice, its China practice and its Beijing and Hong Kong offices. During his tenure, Milbank grew in Asia from 15 to more than 70 lawyers, opened the Beijing office and acquired Hong Kong law capability.
Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, 'Anthony is one of the most talented and respected corporate attorneys in Asia. He will provide his unique insights and expertise to our clients throughout the region and globally'.
Root said: 'I have been impressed by the extraordinarily talented team that Ken has built in the United States, Europe and Asia. I am proud to join the team and look forward to helping the firm provide world class, independent financial advice and solutions to its clients'.
Prior to joining Milbank in 1996, Mr. Root worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he helped open their Hong Kong office in 1993, and briefly at Rogers & Wells. He started his career as a banker at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (now JP Morgan).