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CRS hires private-client duo from Stephenson Harwood in HK
BY Aparna Sai |

London-headquartered Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has expanded its private client offering in Hong Kong after hiring Ian Devereux as the head of that practice, and Silvia On as a partner. Both join from Stephenson Harwood, where they were partners.

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CAM, Latham, Indus, JSA act on Zomato’s planned $1.11 bln IPO
BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Indian food delivery app Zomato on its proposed 82.5-billion-rupee ($1.11 billion) IPO on the NSE and BSE, with the lead managers being counselled by Latham & Watkins and IndusLaw.

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SG boutique Helmsman adds corporate head
BY Aparna Sai |

Shipping and commodities-focused law firm Helmsman has expanded its corporate capabilities after hiring Lynette Koh to lead its corporate and finance practice in Singapore from Mizuho Bank, where she headed the legal function.

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Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 In-House Teams
BY Asian Legal Business |

Today’s in-house counsels is viewed as much more than a corporate lawyer. They have taken on greater responsibilities that now entail a mix of strategy and risk management and plays a pivotal role in corporate decision making. The current business climate and the COVID-19 crisis have further exacerbated this concept.…

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Thailand’s Weerawong bolsters intl. trade practice after acquiring boutique
BY Aparna Sai |

Weerawong C&P, Thailand’s second-largest firm, has expanded its international trade and WTO offering after merging with Apisith & Alliance, including its founder Apisith John Sutham.

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Arbitration heavy-hitter Gearing to join Fountain Court Chambers instead of Essex Court
BY Aparna Sai |

Matthew Gearing QC, a former co-head of Allen & Overy’s global arbitration group, and a former chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is set to join Fountain Court Chambers on May 3.

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White & Case represents Panasonic on largest acquisition in a decade
BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has advised Japan’s Panasonic Corporation on the purchase of the remaining 80 percent of U.S. supply-chain software company Blue Yonder for $5.6 billion.

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Features and Analysis

ALB India Firms to Watch 2021

Despite the challenging times witnessed by the legal industry since the outbreak of the pandemic, smaller law firms have punched above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.  In its annual list, ALB is…

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Small but Mighty

Compared to some years ago when the Indian legal market was dominated by big names, we are now seeing the emergence of cutting-edge boutique law firms that are rivalling the former expertise and client service. Leaders from three…

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Taking the Leap

Even as the industry has been reeling from the pandemic, a number of lawyers have left the comfort of established firms in order to set up their own businesses. The founders talk about what led them to make the move, and what the…

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One Code to Rule Them All

In India’s 2021 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed merging the four acts that presently govern capital markets and securities, namely the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (SEBI Act), the…

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Q&A: The Alternative Way

Law firm The Law Point recently launched a consulting arm called the Consulting Point, intending to create a space in the alternate legal services provider (ALSP) market in India. Poornima Advani, managing partner, The Law…

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Remote Risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has ensured that working from home is here to stay across the APAC region. However, this has also led to an increase in risk for white-collar crime, and lawyers say that companies need to be extra vigilant…

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