Indian boutique Anagram gets one more partner from Tata Sons

BY Asian Legal Business |

Mumbai law firm Anagram Partners, which was launched earlier this year by two ex-Nishith Desai & Associates lawyers, has hired Ankit Mishra as a partner from Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Sons, where he was an in-house legal counsel.

HFW makes another Singapore hire from Reed Smith

BY Asian Legal Business |

HFW has expanded its shipping practice in Singapore with the hire of master marine Mark Myles from Reed Smith.

CC, Khaitan, AZB acting on GoAir’s planned $490 mln IPO

BY Asian Legal Business |

Clifford Chance and Khaitan & Co are advising India’s Go Airlines on its planned 36-billion-rupee ($490 million) initial public offering, with AZB & Partners advising the global coordinators and bookrunning lead managers.

Dentons squares off with fired partner over Chinese client fees

BY Reuters |

Dentons has become embroiled in a multi-front legal battle with former partner and longtime Big Law China practitioner Jinshu (John) Zhang, according to federal court documents filed this week, after Zhang and the global mega-firm clashed over client fees.

Top Glove’s $1 bln HK listing stalls, in latest blow from U.S. import ban -sources

BY Reuters |

Top Glove Corporation’s plan to list in Hong Kong and raise up to $1 billion has been delayed as the world’s largest rubber glove maker seeks to resolve a U.S. import ban on its products, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Former Simmons, Fried Frank China MP relaunches solo firm

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.

Khaitan advises India’s Phoenix Mills on $733 mln partnership with GIC

BY Asian Legal Business |

Khaitan & Co has counselled Indian mall developer Phoenix Mills on a strategic partnership with Singapore’s GIC, under which the sovereign wealth fund will acquire “a significant minority stake” in a $733 million portfolio of developments in Mumbai and Pune.

India: Tata Sons GC joins newly founded Anagram as MP

BY Asian Legal Business |

Shuva Mandal, general counsel of Mumbai-headquartered multinational conglomerate Tata Sons, has left the company to join recently established Indian law firm Anagram Partners.

Greenberg Traurig expands in Seoul with Lee & Ko, Paul Hastings hires

BY Asian Legal Business |

U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has bolstered its presence in Korea after hiring corporate lawyers Jang Hyuk Yeo and Eun Sang Hwang as shareholders.

Philippines files criminal complaint against Wirecard’s former COO

BY Reuters |

Philippine authorities investigating the multi-billion dollar fraud at Germany’s Wirecard AG’s have filed criminal complaints against the payment firm’s former chief operating officer as well as others.

Deacons bolsters corporate finance practice with Ogier hire

BY Asian Legal Business |

Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest local law firm, has hired banking and finance lawyer Erica Wong as a partner from offshore firm Ogier, where she was a managing associate.

Glass Lewis opposes election of MoFo Tokyo MP to SoftBank board

BY Reuters |

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis has urged SoftBank Group Corp shareholders to oppose the election of corporate lawyer Ken Siegel to the board of directors due to his professional ties with the Japanese conglomerate.