ALB Conversations: Jessada Sawatdipong, Chandler MHM

BY Aparna Sai |

Jessada Sawatdipong, joint managing partner of Thailand’s Chandler MHM, talks about running a firm with lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures, keeping up with the expectations of clients, and why it’s important to be an employer of choice.  

Singapore’s WongP, Dentons Rodyk institute pay cuts: reports

BY Aparna Sai |

Law firms across Asia are struggling to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19, and Singapore is no different, after reports emerged that Dentons Rodyk and Big Four firm WongPartnership, two of the city-state’s largest firms, were cutting pay for lawyers.

India’s IndusLaw hires PE/VC partner in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has recruited finance specialist Siddharth Manchanda as a partner in Mumbai from local boutique Algo Legal.

Davis Polk, Freshies advise on Tigermed’s $1.38 bln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jia Yuan Law Offices have advised Chinese clinical trial and research firm Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting on its $1.38 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Zhong Lun Law Firm representing the sponsors.

India’s Singh & Associates hires head of indirect tax

BY Aparna Sai |

India law firm Singh & Associates has named Smita Singh as the firm’s new head of indirect tax practice in Gurugram. She joins from Ashok Dhingra Associates, where she was a partner.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms to Watch (Indonesia) 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

Asia Deals: Week of August 10

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Giant firms on Li Auto’s $1.1 bln Nasdaq IPO, Khaitan on Alembic Pharma’s $106 mln QIP, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals table.

Ince welcomes dispute resolution expert in HK from Han Kun’s associated firm

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Ince has hired dispute resolution and litigation lawyer Bonita Chan as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

ALB Conversations: Rachita Maker, Tata Communications

BY Aparna Sai |

Rachita Maker, vice-president and head of legal operations at India’s Tata Communications, talks about the key strategic shifts that legal teams of today should look at, how lawyers should approach technology, and the most important skills the lawyers of the future should possess.

Cooley launches resource centre for entrepreneurs in Asia

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Cooley has launched Cooley GO, a resource centre for entrepreneurs with businesses at different stages of the growth cycle, in Asia.