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Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Latham & Watkins have combined to develop a draft protocol to help deliver a globally consistent online case management approach platforms for conducting international arbitration.
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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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CMS has quickly replenished its IP stocks in Singapore after hiring a team of IP lawyers from local firm JurisAsia, including managing partner Sheena Jacob.
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Lau, Horton & Wise, CMS’ associate firm in Hong Kong has hired a three-member intellectual property team from Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong led by partner Jonathan Chu.
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The Singapore office of 39 Essex Chambers, a noted UK barristers’ chambers, has strengthened its arbitration practice with the hire of Steven Lim from CMS, where he was a senior partner in the local office.
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The Hong Kong office of CMS has entered in an association with newly formed local outfit Shirley Lau & Co., led by an ex-Troutman Sanders partner of the same name.
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CMS has entered into a formal law alliance (FLA) with Holborn Law, a Singapore boutique that had a non-exclusive association with Olswang, which merged with CMS Cameron McKenna and Nabarro in May.
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Mayer Brown JSM has represented LKK Health Products Group on a 1.28 billion pound (about $1.68 billion) deal to purchase the iconic “Walkie Talkie" skyscraper in London from Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities Group, which turned to Berwin Leighton Paisner and CMS, respectively, for advice.
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Recently merged CMS has relocated partner Jeremie Witt from Dubai and appointed him the head of its three-member infrastructure, construction and energy (ICE) disputes team in Singapore.
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A spokesperson for UK-headquartered law firm Olswang has confirmed that it is in talks with CMS and Nabarro on a potential three-way merger.