R&T, WongP, Lee & Lee advise on $595 mln TCM deal

by Nimitt Dixit |

Singapore law firms WongPartnership, Lee & Lee and Rajah & Tann (R&T), and R&T’s Malaysian member firm Christopher & Lee Ong have advised traditional Chinese medicine firm Eu Yan Sang International (EYS) and its shareholders on the sale of 86 percent of EYS’ shares.

Dentons, CMS, Eng advise on $1.25 bln Europe student housing deal

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |

Dentons has advised Singaporean real estate company Mapletree Investments on its one-billion-pound agreement ($1.25 billion) to acquire 8,192 student housing beds across 19 cities in the UK and Germany from Cuscaden Peak Investments, which was represented ed by CMS, Eng and Co, and Carey Olsen.

RANKINGS: ALB Employer of Choice 2024

by Sarah Wong |

Around a year ago, law firms were already grappling with the challenge of keeping their members, particularly the younger generation, engaged, motivated, and committed. However, the advent of a groundbreaking new technology, in the form of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI), has added another significant variable, presenting both risks and opportunities.

Q&A: ‘We have long seen the importance of having on-the-ground legal experts’

by Sarah Wong |

Over the past few months, Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill has declared its intention to keep expanding regionally through the opening of a rep office in Shanghai and the launch of a new alliance in Indonesia.

NRF adds banking partner from Bakers in SG

by Nimitt Dixit |

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has bolstered its banking and finance capabilities in Singapore with the addition of Beelee Seah from Baker McKenzie, where he was a local principal.

Singapore boutique FLA adds matrimonial law expert

by Nimitt Dixit |

Singapore-based boutique firm Focus Law Asia has bolstered its matrimonial law capabilities with the addition of June Lim as a director. Lim joins FLA after a decade of running her own matrimonial firm, Eden Law Corporation.

SG: Insurance heavy-hitter joins Kennedys from RPC

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |

UK law firm Kennedys has hired insurance industry veteran Mark Errington as a partner in Singapore from RPC. Errington is set to join in July.

Why are Singapore’s maritime authorities investigating a shipping crash in the U.S.?

by Nimitt Dixit, Sarah Wong |

On March 26, the Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Dali crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the U.S. city of Baltimore, taking the lives of six bridge construction workers. Since then, the city-state has sent shipping regulators to the U.S. for an investigation that brings international maritime laws to the fore, as authorities determine liability and damages arising from the wreckage.

SG: U.S. law firm Rimon hires Gibson Dunn restructuring head

by Nimitt Dixit |

San Francisco-headquartered law firm Rimon, which operates using a decentralised, distributed model, has brought on board Troy Doyle as partner and chair of its global restructuring group.

Milbank, A&G advise Philippines’ Hotel101 Global on $2.3 bln SPAC merger

by Sarah Wong |

U.S. law firm Milbank and Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill have advised Hotel101 Global, the hotel arm of Philippines-listed real estate firm DoubleDragon, on its $2.3 billion proposed Nasdaq listing through a SPAC merger.