Kim & Chang and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have represented South Korea’s SK Hynix on its $9 billion acquisition of U.S.
India’s Trilegal has added Nitesh Jain as a partner in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has advised U.S. consumer products company Kimberly-Clark Corporation on its $1.2 billion acquisition of personal care maker Softex Indonesia, which was represented by Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill and Soemadipradja & Taher.
Cameron Adderley, managing partner of the Hong Kong office at offshore law firm Appleby, talks about why law firm leaders need to be both proactive and adaptive, the manner in which the pandemic has shifted expectations of service delivery for both lawyers and clients, and how developing talented individuals is a great motivation for him.
A rapid shift to online processes and procedures is allowing companies to bypass some of the usual setup roadblocks when entering new markets.
Mayer Brown has hired Paul JP Teo as a partner in Singapore from Baker McKenzie, where was the Hong Kong-based head of the firm’s international arbitration practice for Greater China.
The 16th edition of the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, a virtual event held on Oct. 15, showcased the work of the finest law firms, in-house departments and lawyers in Southeast Asia.
Energy-focused U.S. law firm Baker Botts has become the latest firm to announce plans to shutter its Beijing office. The 13-year-old office currently has five partners and three associates.
Virtual hearings were not unheard of pre-2020. The family courts for years experimented with allowing counsel to appear virtually for pre-trial conferences subject to certain conditions being satisﬁed. Likewise the State Courts, although the response was lukewarm. Teething issues with technology for the conduct of virtual hearings were never really properly ironed out; or perhaps the inertia was because the lawyers preferred the camaraderie of bantering in person.