Former K&S partner launches IP/IT-focused firm in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Priya Rao, a former partner at India’s K&S Partners, has set up a boutique firm called Priya Rao & Associates in Delhi. The two-partner firm will focus on intellectual property, information technology and litigation.

Indian boutique lands tax, customs duo from ELP

BY Aparna Sai |

Fast-growing Mumbai boutique White and Brief has hired Vineet Nagla as a partner and Prateek Bansal as an associate partner from Economic Laws Practice.

KWM nabs disputes partner from Simmons in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

King & Wood Mallesons has added disputes specialist Amanda Lees as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office from Simmons & Simmons.

Clyde hires second partner in HK in as many weeks

BY Aparna Sai |

Clyde & Co had added aviation finance expert Stuart Miller as a partner in Hong Kong from Mayer Brown, where he spent nearly a decade.

SG: RHTLaw partner joins ZICO Insights as director

BY Aparna Sai |

Zico Insights Law, the ZICO Law network’s Singapore member firm, has hired corporate expert Jeremiah Huang as a director from RHTLaw, where he was a partner.

Trilegal nabs cap markets partner from rival AZB in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Trilegal has added capital markets specialist Richa Choudhary as a partner in Mumbai from AZB and Partners.

Malaysia’s CLO gets new restructuring and insolvency co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

Rajah & Tann Asia’s Malaysia member firm, Christopher & Lee Ong (CLO), has hired Chua See Hua as a partner and co-head of its restructuring and insolvency team.

Malaysia’s Skrine builds Islamic finance capabilities with partner duo

BY Aparna Sai |

Malaysian law firm Skrine has hired Islamic finance lawyers Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim as partners in Kuala Lumpur from Mohamed Ridza & Co.

Asia Deals: Week of March 1

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Khaitan, ELP, Vinod and Wadia on Rising Star’s $672.8 mln stake acquisition, KWM on Dr. Peng Telecom's $256 mln bond restructuring, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

Asia Appointments: Week of March 1

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Rajah & Tann add partner from Clifford Chance, former Kirkland HK partner joins Sidley after four-year break, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

Clyde adds disputes heft in HK with Eversheds partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Disputes expert Rachael Shek has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in Hong Kong from Eversheds Sutherland.

Q&A: Shamar Ennis, Walkers

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Shamar Ennis, a Hong Kong-based partner in the Global Finance and Corporate Group of offshore law firm Walkers, recently relocated from the firm’s Caymans office. She speaks to ALB about her plans for the region, trends we can expect to see this year, and why she’s happy to be back in Hong Kong.