London-headquartered Kennedys has grown its Singapore litigation practice further with the hire of Glenn Cheng as a partner and director from K&L Gates Straits Law.

Cheng’s appointment comes after the firm hired a string of litigators in Singapore last year, primarily in the insurance space. They included Akramjeet Khaira from Kelvin Chia Partnership and Patrick Yeo and Lim Hui Ying from Withers KhattarWong.

Cheng’s practice focuses on onshore and offshore construction, engineering, civil and maritime law. Before joining K&L Gates in 2016, he was at the Singapore office of the legacy Nabarro from 2011 onwards.

With the addition of Cheng, Kennedys now has 15 partners in Singapore.


To contact the editorial team, please email 

Related Articles

HK: GPS co-founder exits to launch new disputes-focused firm

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Philip Georgiou, an international arbitration and litigation expert who co-founded Hong Kong law firm Georgiou Payne Stewien (GPS Legal), has left to launch his own firm, Georgiou Partnership.

Offshore firm Appleby announces another HK partner hire

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Offshore law firm Appleby has added litigation and insolvency expert John McCarroll SC as a partner in Hong Kong, from the BVI office of rival Harneys. The hire is subject to regulatory approvals.

Simmons grows SG, HK offices with laterals, relocation

by Mari Iwata |

UK law firm Simmons & Simmons has beefed up its partner strength in Asia by hiring Terence Seah in Singapore from Stephenson Harwood and Jeffrey Friedenberg as the head of its private funds practice in Hong Kong, and also relocating disputes partner Steven Kaye to Singapore from London.