India’s Khaitan to open first overseas office in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s second-largest firm, Khaitan & Co, is set to open an office in Singapore next month. The office will be manned by Anuj Shah, a partner focusing on M&A and private client work, and director Jean Muller.

Former Anand South India head launches IP boutique in Chennai

BY Aparna Sai |

Bharath MS, formerly head of Anand and Anand’s South India practice, has set up an intellectual property-focused firm called KRIA Law.

The Asian Commodities Watergate; A Code for Transparency [PDLegal LLC Advocates and Solicitors]

BY Peter Doraisamy, Josiah Fong |

Following the collapse of commodities giants Agritrade International Pte Ltd (“Agritrade”) and Hin Leong Trading (“Hin Leong”), the fragility of the commodities market became painfully clear, with financiers, banks and traders alike scrambling to secure cargo amounting to millions in trade financing.

In conversation with Erwandi Hendarta –One of ALB’s Top 15 M&A Lawyers in Asia [Brought to you by HHP Law Firm]

BY Asian Legal Business |

It is not surprising that the brightest silver lining has been the increase of digitilization. It opens up many possibilities from doing fintechs to data centers. The impact is that it requires lawyers to be more sophisticated and to have the ability to synthesize things, to see things as interlinked and in holistic ways.

In conversation with Luky I. Walalangi – One of ALB’s Top 15 M&A Lawyers in Asia [Brought to you by  Walalangi & Partners]

BY Asian Legal Business |

Counsel to Mitbana Pte Ltd, a joint venture company of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Surbana Jurong (SJ), in the biggest and first-of-its-kind integrated smart and sustainable Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) in BSD City, where the Project transform hundreds of hectares of greenfield land into TODs, including railways and public transport nodes, which expand BSD’s population of 200,000 residents.

Debevoise exits Tokyo, become latest international firm to cut back on Asia presence

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Debevoise & Plimpton has closed its five-year-old office in Tokyo.

Former K&S partner launches IP/IT-focused firm in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Priya Rao, a former partner at India’s K&S Partners, has set up a boutique firm called Priya Rao & Associates in Delhi. The two-partner firm will focus on intellectual property, information technology and litigation.

Former Dorsey partner launches HK boutique

BY Aparna Sai |

David Cameron, a former partner at the U.S. law firm Dorsey & Whitney, has set up a boutique firm in Hong Kong called David Cameron Law Office.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Employer of Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

CLOSING SOON: ALB IP Rankings 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions are now open for the ALB 2021 Intellectual Property Rankings. The rankings will be published in the May issues of ALB Asia and ALB China.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Super 50 Disputes Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners based permanently in the Asian region. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.

Former Jones Day partner launches sustainability-focused firm in Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

Ben McQuhae, a former partner at Jones Day, has set up a boutique firm called Ben McQuhae & Co in Hong Kong that focuses on ESG and technology.