Reed Smith grows Singapore office with BCLP sextet

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Reed Smith has expanded its Singapore office with the hire of six lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), including partners Manoj Purushothaman and Simon Spells.

Banking, funds, tech company counsel top list of highest-paid in-house lawyers in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

Legal counsel in the banking, funds and technology sectors are among the highest paid in-house lawyers in Singapore, according to Robert Walters’ Annual Salary Survey 2021.

HFW hires former Reed Smith Singapore MP

BY Aparna Sai |

Peter Zaman, formerly the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office, has joined HFW as a senior partner.

Former Shearman investment funds specialist joins Cooley in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.

Latham stars in $420 mln Philippine thermal energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.

State of the Market: Hong Kong and Singapore

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was just a few months ago.

Withers banking duo joins Singapore’s Harry Elias

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s Harry Elias Partnership has hired banking and finance specialists Pearl Lim and Chan Wai Chong as partners from Withers.

Rajah & Tann launches ESG sustainability practice

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has launched a sustainability practice for environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance in the region.

Rajah & Tann tech arm launches cybersecurity platform

BY Aparna Sai |

Rajah & Tann Technologies (RTTech), a unit of Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann, has joined with cybersecurity service provider Resolvo Systems to establish a platform called Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity (RTCyber).

SG: Latham counsel duo join White & Case as projects partners

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has hired Tim Fourteau and Jamie Franklin as partners in Singapore from Latham & Watkins, where they were both counsel.

Bakers adds local principal in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has hired disputes specialist Emmanuel Chua as a local principal. Chua joins from energy corporation Chevron, where he held an in-house role.

Singapore: ZICO Insights Law launches disputes practice with new hire

BY Aparna Sai |

ZICO Insights Law, the ZICO Law network’s Singapore firm, has established a disputes practice after hired Cheryl Ng as a director. Ng previous managed her own disputes practice at boutique Intelleigen Legal.