SG: White & Case adds M&A partner from India’s AZB

BY Aparna Sai |

Private equity funds and M&A specialist Sayak Maity has joined U.S. law firm White & Case as a partner in Singapore from India’s AZB & Partners.

IndusLaw lands M&A specialist from SAM in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has hired corporate expert Faraz Khan as a partner in the firm’s Mumbai office from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

Energy giant BP names 5 firms on Singapore legal panel for 2022-24

BY Aparna Sai |

British oil and gas company BP has chosen Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Dentons, Pinsent Masons and Simmons & Simmons as its legal advisors in Singapore for the years 2022 to 2024. This marks the first time BP has assembled a panel specifically for Singapore.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice 2022

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The deadline for responses is Friday, January 7.

U.S. firms Arent Fox, Schiff Hardin will merge to form $475 mln revenue firm

BY Reuters |

Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin will merge in a deal set to take effect March 1, the pair said in a statement on Wednesday.

HK: Ashurst strengthens global markets team with A&O hire

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has strengthened its global markets practice with the hire of Jessica Li as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy, where she was a counsel.

DLA nabs cap markets specialist from HSF in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

DLA Piper had added George Wu as a partner in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was an of counsel.

Conditional Fee Arrangement for Legal Proceedings in Singapore [Brought to you by RBN Chambers]

BY Ramesh Bharani Nagaratnam, Wong Teck MIng |

On 1 November 2021, the legal profession in Singapore welcomed the bill tabled in the Singapore Parliament to allow for conditional fee arrangements (“CFAs”) in certain types of legal proceedings.

A&O, Arent Fox acting on Cambodia’s first treaty-based ISDS case: report

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Allen & Overy is representing the government of Cambodia in the country’s first-ever treaty-based Investor-State Dispute Settlement case brought by two Chinese nationals who are being counselled by Hui Zhong Law Firm and Arent Fox, according to reports.

OMM, Latham advise on $850 mln deal for ‘Parasite’ firm

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​O'Melveny & Myers (OMM) has advised Korean entertainment company CJ ENM on its $850 million acquisition of a majority stake in U.S. content studio Endeavor Content, which was represented by Latham & Watkins.

Latham, ACCRALAW advise on Philippine fintech firm’s $300 mln funding round

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and ACCRALAW have advised U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus as one of the investors in the $300 million funding round of the Philippines’ Mynt.

SG: K&S gets corporate specialist from Skadden

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​U.S. firm King & Spalding has recruited Parveet Singh Gandoak as a partner in Singapore from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a counsel.