Baker McKenzie guides Vertex on formation of new SEA and India-focused fund
Global law firm Baker McKenzie advised its longstanding client, Singapore-based investment company Vertex Holdings, on the formation and private placement of its fifth fund targeting investments in high-growth, early-stage technology and technology-enabled start-ups in Southeast Asia and India.
SAM doubles Chennai partner strength with hires from Luthra, UAE firm
Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has become the latest to grow its Chennai presence with the additions of M&A partner Sarika Raichur and disputes partner Shruti Khanijow. The hires bring its partner strength in the southern city to four.
RANKINGS: ALB Asia Top 15 TMT Lawyers 2023
In this annual ranking, we honour the top technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) lawyers across Asia who have powered through the pandemic, continuing to grow their practices at a remarkable pace while adapting to new markets, disruptive technology and ever-changing regulatory regimes.
ARBITRATION: From Russia, With Work
Russians have been moving their business and dispute resolution to Asia for over a decade, but new sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine has significantly hastened that process. Dispute resolution hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo are increasingly attracting Russian businesses following the implementation of Western sanctions, and that trend is set to continue as the conflict drags on.
EXPLAINER: New Singapore Ruling Offers Crypto Certainty
Singapore was pegged by industry experts to become the cryptocurrency capital of the world. In 2021, the crypto market in Singapore grew to $1.48 billion, a ten-fold increase from the previous year, according to KPMG. Singapore lawmakers’ progressive attitude towards digital asset ﬁnance invited investors to its shores, setting up a rapidly expanding industry.