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