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Hogan Lovells boosts India focus with key hire from SPB
BY Aparna Sai |

Hogan Lovells has hired Biswajit Chatterjee as a partner in Singapore from Squire Patton Boggs, where he was co-chair of the firm's India practice and head of the Southeast Asia corporate practice.

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Latham, Skadden act on PropertyGuru’s $431 mln SPAC listing
BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Latham & Watkins has advised Southeast Asian online realty company PropertyGuru on its planned $431 million New York listing via merger with blank-check firm Bridgetown 2, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

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Former Khaitan lawyers open boutique firm in Mumbai
BY Aparna Sai |

Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.

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Malaysia: 1MDB drops $1 bln lawsuit against Bakers, corporate head
BY Aparna Sai |

The scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) has dropped its $1 billion civil lawsuit against its former law firm Wong & Partners and the head of its corporate practice, Brian Chia, over losses suffered by the fund, media reports said.

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Skadden, Ashurst, A&O advise on $15 bln Malaysian telecom mega-merger
BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden has advised Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata Group on the $15 billion merger of its mobile subsidiary Axiata with rival Digi.com, which was represented by Ashurst. Allen & Overy advised Digi’s parent company, Norway’s Telenor.

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Offshore firm Forbes Hare opens HK office
BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal services, has opened a new office in Hong Kong.

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CLOSING SOON: ALB Firms to Watch (Indonesia) 2021
BY Asian Legal Business |

Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

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Features and Analysis

India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021

In this inaugural list, we spotlight India’s top TMT/fintech lawyers, who have been selected based on their work, clients’ recommendations, and feedback from the market. A few of the lawyers have been profiled.

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Roundtable: Arbitration in India

Arbitration is becoming increasingly prominent in India’s legal sector, with courts and the government continuing to provide support. Lawyers say that while certain challenges still remain, the sector will continue to grow in…

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PASL Wind Solutions Judgment Could Give India Arbitration Lift-Off

In a groundbreaking decision on April 20, the Supreme Court clarified that two Indian parties can arbitrate in a non-Indian forum. The outcome of PASL Wind Solutions v. GE Power Conversion India has confirmed that entities can…

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‘We believe in providing services to clients at their doorsteps’

Established in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of India’s oldest firms. A domestic giant, it recently decided to expand its presence overseas with an office in Singapore. Haigreve Khaitan, senior partner at Khaitan, tells ALB why…

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Helping Hand

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, employers are buckling in for another year of this strange ‘new normal.’ A number of firms have adapted the way they work, going above and beyond and placing a greater emphasis on…

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ALB Malaysia Rising Stars 2021

The Malaysian legal industry has been seeing young lawyers making their mark in the market by setting high standards and achieving results for their clients. In this annual list, ALB spotlights lawyers 40 years of age who are…

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