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.
Thailand-headquartered Tilleke & Gibbins has hired Derrick Khoo as a partner in Bangkok from Myanmar-focused conglomerate Marga Group, where he was general counsel.
Squire Patton Boggs has hired commodities lawyers Ivan Chia and Hazel Brewers as partners from HFW in Singapore and Brisbane, respectively.
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 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.
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.
K&L Gates’ Singapore office has added funds specialist Ed Bennett as a partner in Singapore from Morgan Lewis Stamford.
Offshore law firm Walkers has added Tom Pugh as a partner in Hong Kong from Mayer Brown.
Singapore’s Oon & Bazul has hired Benedict Eoon as a partner. He was most recently an associate director at local boutique Covenant Chambers.