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Bakers expands blockchain expertise with Sidley hire in Hong Kong
BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Joy Lam, a former Sidley Austin Hong Kong partner specialising in blockchain and virtual assets, has joined Baker McKenzie as a registered foreign lawyer (partner equivalent).

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Links launches SG funds practice with Morgan Lewis hire
BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Linklaters has established an investment funds practice in Singapore with the hire of Joel Seow as a partner from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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HK: Seyfarth lands long-time Pinsents TMT partner
BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Seyfarth Shaw has hired TMT expert Paul Haswell as a partner in Hong Kong from Pinsent Masons, where he worked for nearly 15 years.

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RPC eyes Korea with senior Ashurst hire
BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm RPC is looking to make inroads into Korea after hiring Peter Kwon as a partner in Hong Kong from Ashurst, where he was that firm’s Korea practice co-head.

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BKL lands J&J Korea‘s head of government affairs
BY Aparna Sai |

Korean Big Six Firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has hired Young Joo Song as an of counsel in Seoul from healthcare company Johnson & Johnson Korea, where she was the head of policy and government affairs.

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NRF’s Singapore disputes head joins local boutique
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Singapore-based boutique firm Breakpoint has hired KC Lye from Norton Rose Fullbright (NRF), where he was the Singapore disputes head.

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SG: Hogan Lovells finance partner joins Mayer Brown
BY Aparna Sai |

Mayer Brown has welcomed banking and finance expert Soumitro Mukerji as a partner in Singapore from Hogan Lovells.

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Features and Analysis

ALB Asia Top 15 IP Lawyers 2021

This inaugural list highlights the achievements of the top 15 IP lawyers across Asia, who have consistently delivered high-quality IP work and set high standards in the IP space, while earning accolades from their colleagues,…

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CFA Framework to Give SG Another Arbitration Advantage

In early November, the Singapore Parliament tabled a bill to allow for conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) in select legal proceedings. According to the Straits Times, the bill proposes amendments to the Legal Profession Act…

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Asia Taking Small, Inconsistent, ESG Steps

In recent years, discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) has gained traction globally, with climate change, supply chain transparency and sustainability increasingly on the agenda. The impact is now starting to…

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‘An industry-wide problem required an industry-wide solution’

Jeff Green is the CEO of Lupl, a legal industry platform founded by a group of law firms – including Rajah & Tann and Cooley – in 2020. After being in early adopter mode this year, Lupl recently unveiled its global release.…

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Hong Kong To Enter SPAC Race, but Rules Are Deemed Too Prohibitive

Since the start of this year, discussions of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have been everywhere in Asia as technology, healthcare and fintech startups sought out an alternative listing route. While lawyers have…

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New Year Resolutions

As another year packed with challenges and trials draws to a close, law firm leaders consider what measures were successful, and how those will influence their strategies for 2022 and beyond.

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