SG: K&L Gates poaches 2 corporate partners from DLA

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |

K&L Gates Straits Law, the Singapore office of U.S. law firm K&L Gates, has strengthened its corporate capabilities in Singapore with the addition of partners David Kuo and Meraj Noor from rival DLA Piper.

Eversheds considers Beijing closure, plans SG return

by Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

UK-headquartered Eversheds Sutherland has confirmed to ALB that the firm is currently reviewing whether to keep its Beijing office open, while also making plans to reestablish an office in Singapore.

Addleshaws grows SG office further with Reed Smith hire

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UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard has added its second lateral partner in Singapore in a matter of weeks after hiring corporate expert Matt Gorman from Reed Smith.

SG boutique Joyce A Tan gets two new directors

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Singapore law firm Joyce A Tan & Partners has announced the appointment of two new directors, Wendy Lee and Frederick Tay, strengthening its corporate offerings.

Latham, Zhong Lun act on $445 mln France-SG waste treatment deal

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Latham & Watkins has advised French industrial group Seche Environnement on its S$605 million ($445 million) agreement to buy Singapore’s ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering from Beijing Capital Eco-Environment Protection Group.

Simmons expands SG disputes team with hire from Birds

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UK law firm Simmons & Simmons has hired tech and financial disputes expert Lijun Chui as a partner in Singapore from Bird & Bird.

BRIEFS: Singapore ramps up national cybersecurity with expanded protection laws

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Singapore is taking steps to ramp up cybersecurity, with increased regulation and oversight.

Long-time HFW partner joins Addleshaws as SG head

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UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard has hired energy specialist Chanaka Kumarasinghe as head of its Singapore office from HFW, where he had spent the entirety of his 22-year career.

Latham, Freshies, WongP advise on $1.3 bln data centre investment

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Latham & Watkins has advised ST Telemedia Global Data Centres on a S$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) investment from a consortium comprising KKR and Singapore Telecommunications, which was represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

A&G, WongP acting on OCBC’s $1 bln buyout offer for Great Eastern

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |

Singapore Big Four law firm WongPartnership is advising insurer Great Eastern Holdings in relation to a S$1.4 billion ($1 billion) buyout offer from its top shareholder, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), which is being represented by Allen & Gledhill.