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Reed Smith grows Singapore office with BCLP sextet
BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Reed Smith has expanded its Singapore office with the hire of six lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), including partners Manoj Purushothaman and Simon Spells.

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HK: Sidley cap markets partner returns to Kirkland
BY Aparna Sai |

Capital markets specialist Mengyu Lu has left Sidley Austin to rejoin Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in Hong Kong.

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SAM snaps up two partners in Mumbai
BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest law firm, has expanded in Mumbai with the hire of partners Lalan Gupta from Dhruve Lildhar & Co. and Amruta Kelkar from Economic Laws Practice.

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Arbitrage Funds - Yet Further Reason to Litigate in Cayman? [Brought to you by Harneys]
BY Paul Madden, Paula Kay |

Arbitrage funds may have further options available to maximise the value of their position in companies seeking to avail themselves of the Cayman Islands merger regime.

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Banking, funds, tech company counsel top list of highest-paid in-house lawyers in SG
BY Aparna Sai |

Legal counsel in the banking, funds and technology sectors are among the highest paid in-house lawyers in Singapore, according to Robert Walters’ Annual Salary Survey 2021.

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Bengaluru: CAM real estate partner joins Trilegal
BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas real estate partner Mridul Kumbalath has left the firm to join rival Trilegal as a partner in Bengaluru.

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Japan’s AMT set to add foreign lawyers to equity partnership
BY Aparna Sai |

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) is set to become the first Japan Big Four Four to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners after it launched a foreign law joint enterprise.

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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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