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DLA hires Quinn Emanuel partner as Japan int’l arbitration head
BY Aparna Sai |

Anglo-American law firm DLA Piper has hired Tony Andriotis as the head of its international arbitration practice in Japan from the Tokyo office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

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ALB surveys and rankings H1: Submissions open
BY Asian Legal Business |

Research and submissions for the following lists and rankings are currently underway. Please see the list below about how you can find more details and download the relevant submission form.

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ALB Conversations: Chris Lambert, managing partner, Robertsons
BY Aparna Sai |

Chris Lambert, managing partner of Hong Kong’s Robertsons, talks about the necessity for business owners to stay flexible during the pandemic, the need for fostering individual talents rather than nurturing a fixed idea of how a typical lawyer should be and the firm’s plan to remain an important participant among…

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HK: Simmons lands disputes partner from Jingtian
BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has hired disputes expert Gary Yin as a partner in Hong Kong from PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng, where he led the disputes and investigations practice.

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India’s HSA recruits corporate partner from CAM
BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has hired corporate specialist Saurya Bhattacharya as a partner in Mumbai from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

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Latham stars in $420 mln Philippine thermal energy deal
BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.

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Delhi: IndusLaw snaps up competition partner from JSA
BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has grown its competition practice with the hire of Unnati Agarwal as a partner in Delhi from J. Sagar Associates, where she was an associate principal.

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Features and Analysis

State of the Market: Malaysia

The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed some of the year’s biggest events and set well-laid plans into a tailspin. Now, on the brink of a new year, as economies look to open up, the focus is firmly on the future.

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State of the Market: Hong Kong and Singapore

As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was…

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Network To Get Work

How can law firms hit the ground running post-pandemic and start 2021 strongly? Legal networks like Lex Mundi are here to help.

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‘Lawyers play a fundamental role in conducting diligence’

Archana Kotecha is the Hong Kong-based CEO and founder of The Remedy Project, a social enterprise that develops greater protection for vulnerable workers and identifies exploitation risks. She talks to Asian Legal Business about…

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Biotech IPO Surge a Shot in the Arm for Hong Kong

As Hong Kong’s capital markets continue to have a strong year, one trend has been clear: The growing number of listings by Chinese biotech and biopharma companies.

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Going Beyond the Law

The recent push to compete with multi-disciplinary firms like the Big Four has resulted in law firms planning their own forays into non-law services, and the pandemic has only accelerated that trend. However, experts feel that…

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