Clifford Chance and Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles have advised the lenders on the $3.9 billion financing of Dito Telecommunity’s 4G and 5G telecommunications network in the Philippines, with Shearman and Sterling and Villaraza & Angangco advising Dito.
In a constantly evolving and dynamic legal landscape, law firms in Asia are always looking for ways to grow and expand. The annual list of Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms by headcount, published by Asian Legal Business, highlights the remarkable journey of these firms as they continue to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of the modern legal world.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are advising India’s Tata Technologies on its planned 30.4-billion-rupee ($366 million) initial public offering, with Latham & Watkins and S&R Associates acting for the bookrunning lead managers JM Financial and Citigroup Global Markets India.
Asian Legal Business releases its second annual ranking of the emerging legal talents in Singapore. The list includes lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional potential and received praise from their clients. The list is arranged alphabetically, and some lawyers have been featured in profiles.v
In April 2017, the Indonesian government led by Joko Widodo (better known as Jokowi) announced its plan to move the country's capital from Jakarta to a new city called Nusantara. With the inauguration set to happen in August next year, the government has laid out a plethora of incentives to attract investment to the new capital. There is, however, uncertainty over the country’s political and regulatory landscape, which keeps law firms in Indonesia busy.
Offshore law firms have had a challenging 2023, with stiffer regulations, increased onshore competition from "Cayman-style" funds and slow M&A recovery holding back growth. Law firm leaders talk about some of their big themes for 2024, including the advent of financial technology and digital asset regulations, the rise in competition from "onshore" centres like Singapore and Hong Kong, and the potential for emerging areas like ESG and AI to grow in importance.
Yeong Zee Kin became the chief executive of the Singapore Academy of Law in April, following a career geared towards technology regulation and data protection in both public and private sectors. The former deputy personal data protection commissioner shares his thoughts on AI, and how Singapore’s legal profession can evolve, making the best use of it.
With emerging technologies driving demand for novel legal advisory, law firms are increasingly seeing a pressing need to strategise their teams accordingly. Leaders share with ALB how they are taking essential technological knowledge into consideration when making hires that enable their firms to come on top in client work.
India continues to see the emergence of boutique law firms and independent practitioners, with lawyers from Khaitan & Co, Economic Laws Practice, Dhir & Dhir and Naik Naik exiting to launch their own ventures.
Mumbai-headquartered law firm AZB & Partners has advised India's AU Small Finance Bank on its 44.11-billion-rupee ($529.8 million) acquisition of peer Fincare Small Finance Bank, which was represented by Anagram Partners.
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