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UK firm Withers has appointed international arbitration expert Shaun Leong as a partner in Singapore from Eversheds Sutherland.
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UK-headquartered firm Withers has expanded its litigation and arbitration practice in Singapore with the hire of partner Chenthil Kumarasingam  and his team from Oon & Bazul.
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Withers has expanded its international arbitration practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Sherlin Tung as a partner from CMS, where she was a senior associate.
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Withers has continued growing its real estate practice in Tokyo with the hire of partner Toshi Tsuchiya and his team from Orrick.
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Hong Kong boutique law firm FitzGerald Lawyers has hired corporate and finance expert Denis Petkovic as a partner in Hong Kong from Withers, where he was a senior partner.
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Withers has continued its Asia expansion after hiring commercial disputes specialists Soo Khim Keoy and Amarjit Kaur from Baker McKenzie and Morgan Lewis Stamford, respectively.
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Withers has hired a total of six new partners in Tokyo, specialising in real estate and investment funds, from organisations including White & Case and Deloitte.
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Withers has hired investment funds specialist Junko Pitt (Shiokawa) as a partner in its Hong Kong office from offshore law firm Harneys as part of its expanding focus on Japan.
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Withers has hired corporate partner Mike Suen in Hong Kong from DLA Piper.
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Withers has advised Indonesian mining giant Bumi Resources on debt restructuring transactions valued at $4.5 billion, reportedly the largest debt restructuring deal in Southeast Asia last year, and one of the most complex deals of its kind ever in the region.