Indonesian boutique GHP adds partner from Makarim

BY Aparna Sai |

Indonesia’s Guido Hidayanto & Partners (GHP) has added commercial lawyer Yohanes Masengi as a partner in Jakarta from Makarim & Taira S, where he worked for more than 15 years.

More disputes hires for Withers in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Withers has boosted its litigation and international arbitration practice in Hong Kong with the hire of two lawyers from Bird & Bird, including partner Michael Chik.

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.

Kirkland HK partner joins Latham in SG

BY Aparna Sai |

Michael D. Rackham, a former corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Latham & Watkins in Singapore as a counsel.

Bangkok: Tilleke grows corp practice with hire from in-house

BY Aparna Sai |

Thailand-headquartered Tilleke & Gibbins has hired Derrick Khoo as a partner in Bangkok from Myanmar-focused conglomerate Marga Group, where he was general counsel.

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.

Trilegal, AZB act on $915 mln India life insurance deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Trilegal has advised Exide Industries’ life insurance subsidiary,Exide Life, on its 67-billion-rupee ($915 million) sale to HDFC Life Insurance Company, which was represented by AZB & Partners.

Trilegal, SAM, AZB act on $4.7 bln Indian payments acquisition

BY Aparna Sai |

Trilegal has advised technology investor Prosus Ventures on its $4.7 billion acquisition of Indian payments gateway firm BillDesk, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM). AZB & Partners has counselled the selling shareholders.

McDermott adds 3 more from SPB to newly opened SG office

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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.

HK: Walkers hires restructuring specialist from Mayer Brown

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Walkers has added Tom Pugh as a partner in Hong Kong from Mayer Brown.

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.