SG: First female QC joins Attorney-General’s Chambers

BY Aparna Sai |

Sapna Jhangiani QC has joined Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as an international legal counsel. She will represent AGC as an advocate, and train its officers in advocacy.

SPB picks up commodities duo from HFW in Singapore, Australia

BY Aparna Sai |

Squire Patton Boggs has hired commodities lawyers Ivan Chia and Hazel Brewers as partners from HFW in Singapore and Brisbane, respectively.

McDermott adds 3 more from SPB to newly opened SG office

BY Aparna Sai |

Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) has hired three more lawyers from Squire Patton Boggs to its recently launched Singapore office, including partner Alfred Chia.

SG: Morgan Lewis investment management co-head joins K&L

BY Aparna Sai |

K&L Gates’ Singapore office has added funds specialist Ed Bennett as a partner in Singapore from Morgan Lewis Stamford.

Singapore’s Oon & Bazul adds dispute resolution partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s Oon & Bazul has hired Benedict Eoon as a partner. He was most recently an associate director at local boutique Covenant Chambers.

Ogier’s corporate administration business set to open SG office

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Ogier’s corporate administration business, Ogier Global, is set to open a Singapore office with the appointment Mei Luo and Connie Chan as associate directors.

SG: KWM nabs HSF private capital head

BY Aparna Sai |

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has added M&A expert Nicola Yeomans as a partner in Singapore from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she led the firm’s Asia private capital practice.

Dentons Rodyk hires environmental law specialist

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore’s Dentons Rodyk & Davidson has hired Ipshita Chaturvedi as partner in the firm’s environment and natural resources practice. She was most recently running her own practice, C&C Advisors, in India.

SG Tech-Hub Ambitions on Track, but Limitations Remain

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Over the past few years, Singapore has worked diligently to develop its reputation as a hub for technology businesses and a home of innovation. With government support and the infrastructure to underpin this ambition, the city-state is often dubbed “Asia’s Silicon Valley.” But lawyers say while the groundwork is all in place, there are still areas that demand close attention and further development.

Korea’s BKL gears up to launch Singapore office

BY Aparna Sai |

Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL), Korea’s third-largest law firm, is all set to establish an office in Singapore. The office will be led by Eric Yang, partner and head of the firm’s Southeast Asia practice.

Khaitan hires ex-Morgan Lewis partner as it opens SG office

BY Aparna Sai |

Khaitan & Co. has hired Karun Cariappa, a former partner and head of the India practice at Morgan Lewis Stamford, as a partner in its newly opened Singapore office.

RHT network announces net zero carbon plan, hires sustainability officer

BY Aparna Sai |

One RHT, a network of legal and professional services firms that includes RHTLaw Asia, has named Tan Bee Lay as its first chief sustainability officer as it aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.