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With technology usage ramped up by the global COVID-19 pandemic, forward-thinking law firms are increasingly looking to invest in smart technology solutions that enable their lawyers to thrive, regardless of physical location. Whether firms want to attract top talent with flexibility, work more collaboratively as an organisation, or offer clients a more sophisticated experience, post-pandemic, decisions makers are taking a strategic approach into 2021.
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UK firm Withers has grown its family law practice in Singapore with the additions of partner Ivan Cheong and senior associate Shaun Ho. Both join from local firm Harry Elias Partnership.
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Singapore’s Harry Elias Partnership has hired banking and finance specialists Pearl Lim and Chan Wai Chong as partners from Withers.
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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.