SG: White & Case adds M&A partner from India’s AZB

BY Aparna Sai |

Private equity funds and M&A specialist Sayak Maity has joined U.S. law firm White & Case as a partner in Singapore from India’s AZB & Partners.

IndusLaw lands M&A specialist from SAM in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has hired corporate expert Faraz Khan as a partner in the firm’s Mumbai office from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

Energy giant BP names 5 firms on Singapore legal panel for 2022-24

BY Aparna Sai |

British oil and gas company BP has chosen Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Dentons, Pinsent Masons and Simmons & Simmons as its legal advisors in Singapore for the years 2022 to 2024. This marks the first time BP has assembled a panel specifically for Singapore.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice 2022

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The deadline for responses is Friday, January 7.

U.S. firms Arent Fox, Schiff Hardin will merge to form $475 mln revenue firm

BY Reuters |

Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin will merge in a deal set to take effect March 1, the pair said in a statement on Wednesday.

HK: Ashurst strengthens global markets team with A&O hire

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has strengthened its global markets practice with the hire of Jessica Li as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy, where she was a counsel.

DLA nabs cap markets specialist from HSF in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

DLA Piper had added George Wu as a partner in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was an of counsel.

Conditional Fee Arrangement for Legal Proceedings in Singapore [Brought to you by RBN Chambers]

BY Ramesh Bharani Nagaratnam, Wong Teck MIng |

On 1 November 2021, the legal profession in Singapore welcomed the bill tabled in the Singapore Parliament to allow for conditional fee arrangements (“CFAs”) in certain types of legal proceedings.

2022: The Outlook From Offshore

BY Asian Legal Business |

After a game-changing 2020 and a year of patchy recovery in 2021, offshore lawyers feel that the outlook for 2022 is generally sunny despite some curveball developments in the region and globally.

Singapore to Mandate Vaccines for Workers From 2022

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, for most countries, vaccination has come to be viewed as the only viable approach to bringing back a sense of normality. Singapore, which recently experienced another COVID spike, is eager to return to normal, with business travel back on the agenda, and important cultural and business events planned for next year. However, with vaccination rates having plateaued at around 85 percent of the population, health professionals in the city-state have called for mandatory vaccination.

‘Singapore’s arbitration position should be protected’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Lucy Reed was recently appointed president of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Reed says she isn’t planning big changes; instead, she wants to refine SIAC’s winning formula.

Pandora Papers Leak Sparks Compliance Talk

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

It’s a familiar story: an immense leak of data that expose an intricate web of the elites’ hidden investments. Various celebrities, politicians, billionaires, and drug dealers were named recently in the Pandora Papers leak, as the rich and powerful poured money into a variety of assets from beachfront property, mansions to yachts, across various jurisdictions.