U.S. law firm Mayer Brown to split from Hong Kong partnership

by Reuters |

Signage is seen outside of the law firm Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly


U.S. law firm Mayer Brown said on Thursday that it plans to separate from its current Hong Kong operations, as many international law firms rethink or reduce their presence in China.

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As U.S. takes aim at Chinese biotech giants, lawyers warn of ‘dramatic impact’  

by Sarah Wong |

The United States has extended its sprawling trade and technology control regime to cover the biotechnology sector as it is determined to “de-risk” from China.

Anant Law Firm launches in Cambodia after Bun split

by Nimitt Dixit |

Cambodia’s sleepy legal market has a big new player, after two co-founders of one of the country’s most prominent law firms, Bun & Associates, left to establish Anant Law Firm.

Japan’s TMI establishes 2nd Malaysia alliance, sets up new office

by Mari Iwata |

Major Japanese law firm TMI Associates has entered into an alliance with Malaysian law firm SY Teo & Co, set up by Sze Yi Teo, an associate in TMI’s Singapore office. The alliance will also establish an office in Kuala Lumpur under the name of SY Teo & Co in Association with TMI Associates.

R&T, TKQP lawyers handed three-year suspensions for misleading SG’s highest court

by Nimitt Dixit |

Two partners on opposite sides of a matter, Chandra Mohan Rethnam of Rajah & Tann and Paul Seah Zhen Wei of Tan Kok Quan Partnership, have been handed three-year suspensions by the Court of Three Judges for misleading a five-judge panel on Singapore’s highest court, the Court of Appeal.

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.

UK insurance firm Fenchurch to enter Asia with SG office

by Nimitt Dixit |

Insurance-focused law firm Fenchurch Law has expanded its offerings beyond the UK for the first time, announcing plans for an office in Singapore.


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PRC’s Guantao, Hong Kong law firm Gallant in association

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

The Hong Kong office of PRC law firm Guantao has entered into an association with local firm Gallant with the aim to better service clients when it comes to cross-border legal work, specially in relation to the Greater Bay Area.

Aussie law firm W+K to open in SG with Kennedys hires

Sydney-headquartered insurance and risk-focused law firm Wotton + Kearney (W+K) is set to open an office in Singapore in June after hiring Kennedys partners Ben Nicholson and Tom Morrison.